As per Forbes’ latest list of highest earning athletes, Indian captain MS Dhoni has been ranked 22nd in the world. He is also the lone Indian athlete in the list. The list is topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather and also includes golfer Tiger Woods and tennis players Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Dhoni had total earnings of USD 30 million and endorsements worth USD 26 million. His salary and winnings total USD four million as of June 2014.
The publication said, “Dhoni cemented his legacy as one of India’s best captains of all time when he led the Indian national team to victory in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and became the first national captain to ever win all three ICC trophies.”
It also added that Dhoni signed bat sponsorship deals with leading brands like Spartan Sports and Amity University in late 2013. The earning figures include salaries, bonuses, prize money, appearance fees, as well as licensing and endorsement income paid out during the last 12 months between June 2013 and June 2014.