Virat Kohli sole Indian in Forbes` 2018 list of highest paid athletes

Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid athlete in the world according to Forbes

Even so, Forbes reported that Williams earned an estimated $18 million previous year because of deals with the likes of Nike, JPMorgan Chase, Gatorade and others.

The American pugilist Mayweather has been ranked as the world's highest-paid athlete for the fourth time in seven years.

The Forbes list factored in prize cash, salaries and bonuses earned between June 1, 2017 and this past June 1. Footballer Lionel Messi took second place with earnings of $111 million (£82.7m) while Cristiano Ronaldo dropped from first place to third, with earnings of $108 million (£80.4 million). Mayweather easily won that bout, but McGregor has the solace of ranking number four on the Forbes list, with estimated earnings of $99 million.

It will come as no surprise that being talented at a sport is a good way to become a multi-millionaire, as Forbes' list of the world's 100 highest-paid athletes proves. Neymar ($90m) 6. LeBron James ($85,5m) 7.

This year 40 National Basketball Association players made the cut in Forbes' annual look at the world's 100 highest-paid athletes, breaking the record of 32 set last year by hoopsters.

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While McGregor came in at No. 4, his opponent, Floyd Mayweather, ended up at No. 1 overall with reported earnings at $285 million.

The top is dominated by American sportsmen including LeBron James and two National Football League quarterbacks, but there is no room for New England Patriots' hero Tom Brady.

NBA star LeBron James is the highest-paid basketball player to feature on the list, coming in at sixth rank with total earnings of $112 million, just ahead of Roger Federer, who earned $102 million. There are 22 different countries represented in the top 100.

NBA stars lead with a record-topping 40 basketball players among the top 100.

But the most likely bet of an Australian earning a place in Forbes athletes rich list is basketballer Ben Simmons who in 2017 earned AU$14.35m at just 21 meaning he has time up his sleeve to get a few more big cheques under his belt.

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