MUMBAI: Two Indian cricketers have made it to the Forbes list
of World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes list, with Mahendra Singh
Dhoni earning more than Sachin Tendulkar.
ranks 31 in the richie rich list with total earnings of $26.5
million, way ahead of the master blaster who occupied the
78th position with earnings of $18.6 million. A large chunk
of their earnings came from endorsements with Dhoni earning
as much as $23 million from it compared to Tendulkar's $16.5
Globally, it's the boxers who have raked in the moolah with
American pro Floyd Mayweather topping the list with $85 million
earnings, followed by Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao at $62
icon Tiger Woods, who has been topping the Forbes list since
2001, fell to third spot with $59.4 million, his earnings
off by $16 million from the previous year and by half since
his peak in 2009.
star LeBron James is fourth at $53 million, the highest of
13 basketball players on the list. Swiss tennis legend Roger
Federer is fifth at $52.7 million followed by another basketball
player Kobe Bryant at $52.3 million and US golfer Phil Mickelson
at $47.8 million. English football star David Beckham made
top 100 athletes made $2.6 billion.