Mahendra Singh Dhoni is fifth most financially valuable athlete on earth

first_imgBrand Dhoni is becoming bigger by day. India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been one of the highest earning cricketers, is now fifth most financially valuable athlete on earth. The good news comes soon after Captain Marvel led India to first Test at Lord’s in 28 years. MS Dhoni plays a shot off the bowling of England’s James Anderson during the fourth day of the second Test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Sunday, July 20, 2014. AP PhotoDhoni, who became the first Indian captain to ever win all three ICC trophies and cemented his legacy as one of the cricket-crazy nation’s best captains of all time, has been valued at 21 million dollars, trailing Swiss tennis great Roger Federer, US golf legend Tiger Woods (they are tied at the first place), American professional basketball player LeBron James, American professional golfer Phil Mickelson and tennis beauty Maria Sharapova.April 14, 2013 | Face value Rs 100 croreLagaan II: Heroes of Lord’sJuly 21 | Ishant says Dhoni told him to bowl bouncersJuly 23, 2014 | Indian players say they had prepared to take on England on green topsIPL 7: Dhoni takes Super Kings to a clinical winApril 8, 2011 | INDIA TODAY COVER – Captain Marvel Federer, who holds a record 17 Grand Slam tennis titles, and Woods, who has won 14 major golf titles (second only to Jack Nicklaus’s record 18), are valued at 46 million dollars each. Then comes LeBron James, who is valued at 27 million dollars. Federer and Woods earned 46 million dollars each in 2013 while Dhoni bagged 21 million dollars, Sports24 quoted Forbes as saying.advertisementAccording to reports, Federer’s endorsements include Nike, Rolex, Lindt and Jura Elektroapparate. His 10-year contract with Nike is reportedly worth a total of $100m. Woods is also sponsored by Nike.The top 10 most valuable athletes according to Forbes are:1. Roger Federer (Tennis) and Tiger Woods (Golf): 46 million dollars each2. LeBron James (Basketball): 27 million dollars3. Phil Mickelson (Golf): 25 million dollars4. Maria Sharapova (Tennis): 23 million dollars5. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Cricket): 21 million dollars6. Usain Bolt (Track and Field): 20 million dollars7. Kobe Bryant (Basketball): 19 million dollars8. Li Na (Tennis): 15 million dollars9. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football): 13 million dollars10. Lionel Messi (Football): 13 million dollarslast_img

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