Tennis player Roger Federer tops the list of highest paid athletes in the world. According to Forbes’ list, Federer’s net worth for the year is Rs 803 crore. This is the first time a tennis player has earned this honor. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has been placed in the top 100. Kohli’s net worth is estimated at Rs 196 crore.
Players’ prize money, competition fees, salary, contract amount and royalty were also considered. Most athletes were paid less because they were Covid. Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is in the second spot with Rs 793 crore. Argentina’s Lionel Messi is at the third spot with Rs 785 crore. Brazil’s Neymar is fourth (721 crores). Football players have been disappointed by the pay cut.
Of the top 100 richest, 35 are basketball players. There were 31 American footballers and 14 football players. There are six tennis players. Among them are women stars Naomi Osaka (29) and Serena Williams (33). Kohli is in 66th place, up 30 steps from the previous year. There are no other Indians in the first hundred.