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Federer tops Forbes highest paid athletes list, Kohli only Indian in top 100

Switzerland’s Roger Federer becomes the first Tennis player to top the list of World’s highest paid athletes as he dethroned Lionel Messi in the recently announced list.

The former World Number one earned $106.3 million in the last 12 months, including $100 million via endorsements, to move up four places.

Soccer players Cristiano Ronaldo ($105 million), Messi ($104 million) and Neymar ($95.5 million) and American basketball player LeBron James ($88.2 million) rounded out the top five.

The youngster Naomi Osaka is the highest paid woman athlete and she recently took over the spot from Serena Williams. Osaka and Williams were the only women on the list.

Just like in 2019, Virat Kohli is only Indian on the list. He is placed at 66 with an income of $26 Million.

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