No women made the Forbes 100 highest-paid athletes list

Floyd Mayweather regains title as world's top earning athlete

Floyd Mayweather regains title as world's top earning athlete

The annual roundup of highest paid sportspeople has included at least one woman, and as many as three, since it was extended from 50 athletes to 100 in 2010, according to Forbes.

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.

Tennis star Serena Williams was the only woman to make the prestigious list previous year, but dropped off after taking time to give birth to her daughter Olympia. Soccer stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo took second and third place, having raked in a respective $111 million and $108 million, while MMA fighter Conor McGregor ranked fourth with $99 million and soccer player Neymar nabbed fifth with $90 million.

Conor McGregor made a lot of money in 2017 and that earned him top five status among the highest paid athletes in the world.

NBA's top earner LeBron James banked United States dollars 85.5 million, including endorsements, over the last 12 months to rank sixth among the highest-paid athletes.

Swiss ace Federer remains the most attractive athlete for sponsors, with endorsement deals accounting for $85 million of his earnings. Brazil worldwide Neymar is the third football star in the top five. As per the list, the top-100 athletes hail from a total of 22 countries and compete across 11 sporting disciplines. Roger Federer ($77.2m) 8.

Between them, the top 100 earned a collective $3.8bn during the past 12 months, which represents an increase of 23% from 2017.

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was the only other National Basketball Association player to feature in the top 10, with earnings of $76.9 million.

Elsewhere, Britain's Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is the highest paid figure from motorsport to feature, coming in at 12th with $51 million.

But the most likely bet of an Australian earning a place in Forbes athletes rich list is basketballer Ben Simmons who in 2017 earned AU$14.35m at just 21 meaning he has time up his sleeve to get a few more big cheques under his belt.

Recommended News

  • IHOP flippin' its name to IHOB

    IHOP flippin' its name to IHOB

    On June 11, IHOP is officially changing its name to IHOb , and pancake lovers are DYING to know what the new acronym stands for! To one commenter suggesting "breakfast", the company wrote: "So many options, what could it b? ".
    All the Joker Movies DC Supposedly Has In Development

    All the Joker Movies DC Supposedly Has In Development

    Leto and the studio are now looking for a writer for the project, but there's no start date in place. Warner have a game plan for their DC Comics adaptations, with another Joker movie also in the works.
    Sara Gilbert Addresses Roseanne Cancellation on The Talk

    Sara Gilbert Addresses Roseanne Cancellation on The Talk

    Meanwhile, TV Line reported that a spinoff series based on Gilbert's character Darlene Conner is in very early talks at ABC . Honestly, no one can blame Sara for being more than a little frustrated over how things have turned out.
  • Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts again, with 192 people still missing

    Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts again, with 192 people still missing

    Numerous victims are unrecognisable, with officials warning that DNA testing and other methods may be needed to identify them. There was no electricity in the hardest hit areas of Los Lotes and El Rodeo, so most searching continued only until sunset.
    LeBron James SLAMMED: Cavs star made one monumental error against Warriors

    LeBron James SLAMMED: Cavs star made one monumental error against Warriors

    James also said that the WNBA Minnesota Lynx not even receiving an invitation to the White House was "laughable". Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala has an interesting relationship with the media.
    Saudi Arabia issues its first driver's licenses to women

    Saudi Arabia issues its first driver's licenses to women

    The prosecutor's statement said that eight had been temporarily released , while five men and four women remain under arrest. The move came shortly after women were also permitted access into a sports stadium, for the first time, to watch a concert.
  • Dozens die as Guatemala volcano erupts

    Dozens die as Guatemala volcano erupts

    Farmers covered in ash fled for their lives as civil defense staffers tried to relocate them to shelters during the event. Videos published by local media show bodies lying on top of a lava flow and rescuers attending to people covered in ash.
    How Kate Spade Hoped to Be Remembered, in Her Own Words

    How Kate Spade Hoped to Be Remembered, in Her Own Words

    When the comedian Robin Williams also ended his life by suicide in 2014, the act seemed to become a touchstone for Spade. The brand grew into a fashion empire, known for accessories that offered affordable luxury to younger working women.
    Sonos makes Siri be friends with Alexa

    Sonos makes Siri be friends with Alexa

    It comes in black and white and at 25 inches long is 60 percent smaller than the Sonos Playbar soundbar, which retails for $699. Out of the box, Beam comes with Amazon Alexa in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and soon, in France.
  • Simona Halep wins grueling duel to reach French Open semis

    Simona Halep wins grueling duel to reach French Open semis

    Nadal lost the opener 6-4 against 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman but began to play better after a rain delay of just under an hour. Halep completed the 30th win over a German opponent and remained unbeaten in quarter-finals matches here at Roland Garros .
    BSF men killed in Jammu border shelling, evacuation on border

    BSF men killed in Jammu border shelling, evacuation on border

    A senior BSF officer said the casualties were not the result of sniper fire but of sudden cross-border firing from Pakistan . The locals showed the India Today crew remains of Pakistani mortar shells that exploded in the area.
    Joe Scarborough Hits Back at Donald Trump Over Melania Tweet

    Joe Scarborough Hits Back at Donald Trump Over Melania Tweet

    Fox later tweeted that the misuse of the photos was an "error". Melania Trump has yet to address the public since her return. Watch the above video to see more of what Long had to say.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.