Dhoni is world's highest earning cricketer: Forbes

Updated: Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 12:09 [IST]
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Dhoni, world's highest earning cricketer

New Delhi, Aug 1: MS Dhoni topped the list of the world's highest earning cricketers compiled by Forbes magazine, followed by Sachin Tendulkar, as six Indians made it to the list's top-10.

With earnings of $2 crore and 65 lakh, Dhoni features at the top of the list, out of which $2 crore 30 lakh comes from the commercials, while the rest $35 lakh he earns from playing cricket.

Dhoni's $2 crore 30 lakh is also the highest among cricketers earned from commercials.

Tendulkar stands second at $1 crore and 86 lakh, out of which $one crore and 65 lakh comes from advertisements, while the rest is from playing cricket.

Other cricketers in the Forbes' list are Gautam Gambhir ($73 lakh), Virat Kohli ($71 lakh), Virender Sehwag ($69 lakh), Shane Watson ($59 lakh), Michael Clarke ($49 lakh), Brett Lee ($48 lakh), Ricky Ponting ($41 lakh) and Yusuf Pathan ($37 lakh).


Story first published:  Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 11:39 [IST]
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