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The World's Highest-Paid Athletes Of 2017

The Sole Indian

The Sole Indian

According to Forbes, the 100 highest-paid sports stars earned a cumulative $3.11 billion over the past 12 months, down 1% from last year. But the threshold to make the list rose $600,000 to $21.4 million. The earnings figures include salaries, prize money and bonuses earned between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017. Athletes from 21 countries are represented among the top 100.

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is the sole sportsperson from the country to feature among the world's 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list.

Kohli, 28, has ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of 'The World's highest paid athletes' with a total pay of $22 mn that includes $3 million from salary and winnings and another $19mn from endorsements.

Here are some of the other athletes who featured on the list.

The Swiss Maestro

The Swiss Maestro

Tennis star Roger Federer came fourth on the list with his earnings reaching $64 mn.

Federer was sidelined for the second half of 2016 recovering from a knee injury, but returned to the court with a flourish in 2017 by capturing the Australian Open over longtime rival Rafael Nadal.

Federer has won $104 million in prize money in his career, but the total is dwarfed by his off-court earnings from appearances and endorsements.

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