Virat Kohli Surpassed Lionel Messi in Forbes list by $1 million

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli has been creating new records and now Virat Kohli surpassed Lionel Messi in terms of earning as per the latest list of most valuable sportspersons released by Forbes on Wednesday. In the list Virat Kohli was placed at seventh(7) place ahead of football icon Lionel Messi who is at 9th place. Kohli is ahead of Messi by a margin og $1 million and golf superstar Rory McIlory by 0.9 million. Kohli is the only cricketer to get a place in top 10.

Facts About Kohli:

Kohli has became a big brand name now and all this is because of his all time great performances in the cricket. He has been the next milestone man after Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. Recently kohli had surpassed Ricky Ponting’s 30 ODI centuries record and became the second highest century maker in ODI and only left behind Sachin Tendulkar.

Here are the other toppers from the Forbes list of most valuable Sportspersons:

The Forbes list of most valuable sportspersons is toped by 19-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer with $37.2m. LeBron James with $33.4m have been placed at second place. Sprint sensation Usain Bolt is at third place with $27m.

List of Top 10 players with high worth:

1. Roger Federer $37.2m
2. LeBron James $33.4m
3. Usain Bolt $27m
4. Cristiano Ronaldo $21.5m
5. Phil Mickelson $19.6m
6. Tiger Woods $16.6m
7. Virat Kohli $14.5m
8. Rory McIlroy $13.6m
9. Lionel Messi $13.5m
10. Steph Curry $13.4m

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