Virat Kohli. Who was ranked 100 on the list of highest-grossing athletes, it reached 66th on the Forbes list announced on Friday.
Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes magazine’s list of the highest-paid global athletes announced on Friday, leading the lineup for the first time with pre-tax earnings of $ 106.3 million (95.5 million euros). India captain Virat Kohli remains the only cricketer to reach 66th position from 100th place in 2019. The Swiss tennis veteran, a 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, a men’s record, becomes the first player from his game to top the annual list. Beginning in 1990, increasing from fifth in 2019. In the last 12 months, Federer’s race included $ 100 million in show fees and more than $ 6.3 million in prize money. His previous best performance was second in 2013.
“His brand is ancient, which is why people who can align with him to do so,” Southern California sports business professor David Carter told the magazine.
The ongoing coronavirus epidemic that shut down sports worldwide marked the first decline since 2016 in the total income of the world’s 100 top-paid athletes, a 9% dip from the previous year to $ 3.6 billion. The bandh is expected to take another dip next year. Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo was second on the list for $ 105 million, $ 60 million in salary and $ 45 million from endorsement, with Argentine football hero Lionel Messi third at $ 104 million, from sponsorship deals of $ 32 million.
Messi and Ronaldo, who have traded in the top three in the past four years, have reduced their combined income by $ 28 million over the previous year due to pay cuts due to a halt in European clubs’ games in March. Brazilian footballer Neymar was fourth at $ 95.5 million, $ 25 million from endorsements, while NBA star LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers was fifth at $ 88.2 million, $ 60 million from endorsements. NBA star Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors was sixth with $ 74.4 million, while former teammate Kevin Durant was next with $ 63.9 million. Tiger Woods, reigning Masters champion and 15-time major winner, was eighth on the list and topped golfers for $ 62.3 million, but $ 2.3 million from sponsor deals.
Woods recorded 12 times on Forbes’ list, before an infidelity scandal helped end his run. The two NFL quarterbacks made $ 60.5 million with Kirk Cousins in the top 10 and Carson Wenz in 10th place with $ 59.1 million.
The top 100 included athletes from 21 countries and 10 sports. More NBA players made the list than those from any of the 35 other sports, but 31 NFL players made the cut to 19 from last year, and they pulled the most money from any league, before the deadly virus ended the season. Assisted by doing. the outbreak. Major League Baseball, which began with a virus outbreak in the 2020 campaign, placed only one player on the list after 15 in 2019. The lone MLB player was Dodgers Clairen Kratshav of Los Angeles, ranked 57th for $ 27.3 million with just $ 750,000. From advertising.
Spain’s footballer Carlos Ramos, Real Madrid’s captain, was the last of the 100 for $ 21.8 million, including $ 3 million in endorsements. Two women, Japan’s tennis star Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams of the United States, made the most women on this list after 2016. Osaka ranked 29th at $ 37.4 million ($ 34 million in endorsements), 36% ahead of Williams. Million ($ 32 million in endorsement).
Federer Pitchman Magic Federer, 38, claims the largest sponsorship lineup among active athletes, with Moet & Chandon and Barilla paying $ 3 to $ 30 million to connect them to their brands. Federer, who spent a record 310 weeks as the world number one, reached 18 of 18 Grand Slam finals by 2005–2010. Only Woods has involved Federer in making $ 100 million in sponsor deals in a year. Federer’s newest deal is with Swiss Running Shoe On, where he is an investor, but several sponsors have been with him for over a decade, including Rolex, Credit Suisse, Mercedes-Benz and Wilson. In 2018 a split with Naik opened Federer’s 10-year deal with Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo for $ 300 million.