New York: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni with earnings of USD 31.5 million, has been ranked at 16th place on Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes, which is topped by star golfer Tiger Woods. (Also read: India beat South Africa by 26 runs in Champions Trophy opener)
The magazine said 31-year-old Dhoni moved up 15 positions this year. In 2012, he was placed 31st. The influential business magazine estimated that Dhoni made USD 31.5 million (approx Rs 180 crores) over the last year from prize money an endorsements. (Read: I am naturally courageous, opening with Rohit was a joy, says Shikhar Dhawan after his maiden ODI ton)
37-year-old Woods made USD 78.1 million (approx Rs 444 crores) in the year 2012-13 followed by tennis star Roger Federer at USD 71.5 million (approx Rs 406 crores). Kobe Bryant American professional basketball player, is third at USD 61 million (approx Rs 347 crores).