Richest Sportspersons

The latest list of world's 100 richest sportspersons has been released by Forbes magazine. Surprisingly, Indians (cricketers of course) have come out virtually on top beating many international personalities. Here is a look at some of the richest sportspersons on the planet. (AP)
The latest list of world's 100 richest sportspersons has been released by Forbes magazine. Surprisingly, Indians (cricketers of course) have come out virtually on top beating many international personalities. Here is a look at some of the richest sportspersons on the planet. (AP)
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar considered to be the greatest batsmen of all time - the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket - has the 78th spot in the list. (PTI)
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar considered to be the greatest batsmen of all time - the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket - has the 78th spot in the list. (PTI)
Usain St. Leo Bolt the Jamaican sprinter is a five-time World and three-time Olympic gold medalist - been a IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and Laureus Sportsman of the Year. Bolt occupies the 63rd position on Forbes' list. (Reuters)
Usain St. Leo Bolt the Jamaican sprinter is a five-time World and three-time Olympic gold medalist - been a IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and Laureus Sportsman of the Year. Bolt occupies the 63rd position on Forbes' list. (Reuters)
Novak Djokovic, the Serbian professional tennis player is ranked World No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) - won five Grand Slam singles titles. Djokovic occupies the 62nd spot. (Reuters)
Novak Djokovic, the Serbian professional tennis player is ranked World No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) - won five Grand Slam singles titles. Djokovic occupies the 62nd spot. (Reuters)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni the current captain of the Indian national cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings cricket team finds himself on the 31st spot in the Forbes list, beating many top international stars like Sachin, Wayne Rooney and Djokovic. (AP/PTI)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni the current captain of the Indian national cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings cricket team finds himself on the 31st spot in the Forbes list, beating many top international stars like Sachin, Wayne Rooney and Djokovic. (AP/PTI)
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is ranked world No. 1 - she is the only Russian player in the top-10 tennis rankings. She has won 27 WTA singles titles, including 4 Grand Slam singles titles taking her to the 26th spot in Forbes' list. (AP)
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is ranked world No. 1 - she is the only Russian player in the top-10 tennis rankings. She has won 27 WTA singles titles, including 4 Grand Slam singles titles taking her to the 26th spot in Forbes' list. (AP)
Lionel Andrés Messi the current captain of the Argentina national team won the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009. Along with Cristiano Ronaldo, he is rated as the best soccer player in the world. Messi ranks 11th in list. (Reuters)
Lionel Andrés Messi the current captain of the Argentina national team won the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009. Along with Cristiano Ronaldo, he is rated as the best soccer player in the world. Messi ranks 11th in list. (Reuters)
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is the captain of the Portuguese national football team. He plays as a winger or striker for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid. He has earned his way into the  9th spot in Forbes' list. (AP)
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is the captain of the Portuguese national football team. He plays as a winger or striker for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid. He has earned his way into the 9th spot in Forbes' list. (AP)
David Robert Joseph Beckham is one of the most popular faces both on and off field. Beckham's earnings have propelled him to being the 8th richest sportsperson on the list. (AP)
David Robert Joseph Beckham is one of the most popular faces both on and off field. Beckham's earnings have propelled him to being the 8th richest sportsperson on the list. (AP)
Roger Federer, Swiss professional tennis player and ATP No. 1 position holder for a  record 237 consecutive weeks. Federer is placed on the 5th spot on the Forbes List. (Reuters)
Roger Federer, Swiss professional tennis player and ATP No. 1 position holder for a record 237 consecutive weeks. Federer is placed on the 5th spot on the Forbes List. (Reuters)
LeBron Raymone James, American  basketball player for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He is NBA's Most Valuable Player. Fittingly nicknamed 'King James', he is the fourth richest  player on the planet. (Reuters)
LeBron Raymone James, American basketball player for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He is NBA's Most Valuable Player. Fittingly nicknamed 'King James', he is the fourth richest player on the planet. (Reuters)
Tiger Woods, American professional golfer and former World No. 1 has been the highest paid professional athlete in the world. Woods is now the world's third richest player. (Reuters)
Tiger Woods, American professional golfer and former World No. 1 has been the highest paid professional athlete in the world. Woods is now the world's third richest player. (Reuters)
Emmanuel 'Manny' Dapidran Pacquiao, the first eight-division world champion boxer and "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000's (decade) is the second richest sports person on Forbes' list. (AP)
Emmanuel 'Manny' Dapidran Pacquiao, the first eight-division world champion boxer and "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000's (decade) is the second richest sports person on Forbes' list. (AP)
Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr., the American professional boxer and five-division world champion is the richest sports person on the planet according to Forbes magazine. (Reuters) Compiled By: Twesh Mishra
Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr., the American professional boxer and five-division world champion is the richest sports person on the planet according to Forbes magazine. (Reuters) Compiled By: Twesh Mishra

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