The only Indian athlete in the Forbes‘ list of World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2020 is Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli stands at the 66th place with a total earning of USD 26 million. This 31-year old famous Indian Cricketer earns USD 24 million from endorsements, and USD 2 million from salary or winnings.
Roger Federer, the tennis legend, holds the first position. Roger achieved the first position with an earning of USD 106.3 million. He was holding the fifth position last year. He is the first player from Tennis in the last 30-years to get the No.1 position. He made good deals with Credit Suisse, Mercedes Benz, Uniqlo, and ten other partners.
Two soccer legends hold the second and third positions. Cristiano Ronaldo is in the second position with an earning of USD 105 million. Lionel Messi holds the third position with an earning of USD 104 million.
Neymar, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durrant, Tigers Woods, Kirk Cousins, and Carson Wentz are also in the list top ten. This is the first time when more than one woman is on the list since 2016. Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams are on the list this year.
The pay range has dropped for the first time in the last four years due to the tremendous effect of Covid19 on sports worldwide. Many matches and events were canceled for the first time after World War II. The downturn in pay is probably going to extend for another ranking season.