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Virat Kohli sole Indian in Forbes's 2018 list of highest paid athletes

by Sahir Usman Jun 06, 2018 • 23:28 PM

June 6 (CRICKETNMORE) - India skipper Virat Kohli is the only cricketer among the world's highest paid athletes, according to a Forbes' compilation topped by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.

The 29-year-old Kohli is also the lone Indian on the annual list of the world's 100 highest paid athletes, published by Forbes magazine on Wednesday.

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Kohli is No.83 on this year's list with estimated earnings of $24 million, of which $20m is estimated to come from endorsements and the remaining $4m from his salary.

Kohli was 89th on last year's list with estimated earnings of $22m.

The list is headed by Mayweather, whose estimated earnings of $285m are more than double those of Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi, who is second on the list with $111m.

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