New York: Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni is among Forbes magazine’s 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, the only Indian sportsman on the list that has been topped again by American boxer Floyd Mayweather and includes golfer Tiger Woods, tennis star Roger Federer and Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Dhoni has been ranked 23rd on the Forbes list of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2015, dropping a notch from his ranking of 22 last year. Dhoni’s total earnings stood at USD 31 million, including amount from salary/winnings at USD 4 million and endorsements worth USD 27 million.
The earnings figures include salaries, prize money and bonuses paid out between June 2014 and June 2015.
Mayweather retains the top spot this year with earnings of USD 300 million, more than double the previous high for an athlete. This is the third time in four years that Mayweather was ranked as the world’s highest-paid athlete, Forbes said.