Not one woman cracked Forbes’ top 100 richest athletes list

Virat Kohli the only sportsperson from India to be featured in the Forbes list is ranked 83rd

Soccer stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar completed the top five with $111 million, $108 million and $90 million, respectively.

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

Forbes calculated a player's total earnings in 2018 by combining their reported total salary, winnings, bonuses and the amounts reported from a player's endorsement deals - for golfers and tennis players, winnings represent their prize money.

Serena Williams, victor of 23 grand slam tennis singles titles, was the sole female representative a year ago but she has since largely been inactive owing to pregnancy and following the birth of her daughter Alexis in September.

Mayweather retired from boxing after beating MMA star Conor McGregor in a much-hyped bout last August, and earned $285 million for his efforts.

The 29-year-old Kohli is also the lone Indian on the annual list of the world's 100 highest paid athletes, published by Forbes magazine on Wednesday.

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Roger Federer is the top earner by endorsements with $65 million, followed by LeBron James who makes around $52 million.

A further $18 million in endorsements took the Irish fighter's earnings to $130 million, just behind Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, who was third with earnings of $142 million.

"Boxing's biggest night of 2017 helped Mayweather and McGregor earn almost $400m combined", said Kurt Badenhausen, senior editor at Forbes Media. Forbes says 40 basketball players were among the top 100 thanks to a "soaring salary cap triggered by the NBA's $24 billion TV contract".

The top 100 earned $3.8 billion, a 23 percent jump over previous year.

Kohli is the only cricketer to feature in the top 100.

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. However, that was about $5 million less than National Basketball Association player Nicolas Batum, who landed the 100th spot on the list.

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