Fact: Kohli’s salary nowhere near that of highest-paid athletes globally

The lone cricketer and Indian, makes around $3 mn beating Tiger Woods, Usain Bolt

Virat Kohli

Today’s Paper : In a succession of announcements, Lionel Messi, Stephen Curry and James Harden landed some of the biggest pay-days in sporting history.

Digging through Forbes’s Highest Paid Athletes list shows us what kind of money professional athletes get paid annually and the financial disparity of being a sportswoman.

The chart below shows athletes in order of salary. Team sports like football, baseball, basketball and American football dominate when it comes to monthly pay checks. Of the 100 sportspeople on the list, 69 came from either the United States’ Major League Baseball, National Football League or the National Basketball Association league.

This is particularly amazing because other than MLB, all other leagues have salary caps. It takes a significant amount of financial juggling by sporting organisations to accommodate such large pay packages.

Virat Kohli ekes in as the lone cricketer and Indian with financial clout. He makes around $3 million in salaried income, beating Usain Bolt and Woods. However, the bulk of their earnings come from endorsements. | READMORE…

 

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