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Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the sole Indian athlete to be in the Forbes 2019 list of world's highest-paid athletes. Incidentally, according to Forbes, the cutoff to crack the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes was $25 million this year, compared with $17.3 million five years ago. While Virat Kohli, who was ranked 83rd on last year's list slipped down to the 100th spot, this is also the first year that footballers have clinched the top three spots since Forbes began tracking athlete earnings in 1990. Here are the athletes who have made it to the top ten in Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes. (Image: Instagram)

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the sole Indian athlete to be in the Forbes 2019 list of world's highest-paid athletes. Incidentally, according to Forbes, the cutoff to crack the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes was $25 million this year, compared with $17.3 million five years ago. While Virat Kohli, who was ranked 83rd on last year's list slipped down to the 100th spot, this is also the first year that footballers have clinched the top three spots since Forbes began tracking athlete earnings in 1990.

Here are the athletes who have made it to the top ten in Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes. (Image: Instagram)

World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2019: Virat Kohli Sole Indian in Forbes List

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the sole Indian athlete to be in the Forbes 2019 list of world's highest-paid athletes. Incidentally, according to Forbes, the cutoff to crack the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes was $25 million this year, compared with $17.3 million five years ago. While Virat Kohli, who was ranked 83rd on last year's list slipped down to the 100th spot, this is also the first year that footballers have clinched the top three spots since Forbes began tracking athlete earnings in 1990.