"Virat Kohli is among the world's highest-paid athletes, according to a Forbes" compilation, according to a Forbes' compilation.
In previous years there have been between 1-3 females included in the list, with tennis ace, Serena Williams featuring a few times before.
Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli has yet again, made it to the Forbes's annual list of the world's 100 highest-paid athletes. Read Also Watch: Virat Kohli expresses support for Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri's plea, requests fans to support their team The "World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2018' list is topped by 41-year-old Mayweather, with United States dollars 285 million earnings". His estimated earnings, including endorsements, for 2017 were $285 million.
And by the way, in case you're wondering, to make the Forbes 100 cut, it was necessary to earn $22.9M, which is the amount generated by the last man on the list, Charlotte Hornets basketball player Nicolas Batum. Rival Lionel Messi (No. 2; $111 million), mixed martial artist and boxer, Conor McGregor (No. 4; 99 million) and footballer Neymar ($90 million) were the other three in the top five positions on the list. He made it to the All-Star Team, All-NBA First Team and NBA's All-Defensive First Team while leading the Pelicans to the second round of the Playoffs, their most successful campaign in 7 years.
As The Field had noted a year ago, there is a huge financial disparity between male and female athletes.
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Messi's annual salary and bonus exceeded $80 million, making him the highest-paid player on the pitch this year.
That figure is more than twice as much as Messi, who is on $111m (£82.6m), including endorsements, while Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo comes in at $108m (£80.4m). "No NHL players or Nascar drivers earned $20 million during the past year", the website said.
NBA stars lead with a record-topping 40 basketball players among the top 100.
The top 100 athletes earned a total of US$3.8bn, up 23% from past year, Forbes said. Those three sports had a combined 72 entries, Forbes added.