Virat Kohli is the highest paid cricketer of this year. Almost half of his income came from endorsing the brand. Despite being the highest paid cricketer of the year, Virat Kohli seems poor if we compare his income with that of the highest paid athlete of the year.
We are talking about the Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo. He has earned total Rs 1191 Crore this year while Virat Kohli earned only Rs 282 Crore which is way too less than the amount Ronaldo Bagged.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins many prizes each year and this year the prize money that he won was Rs. 371 Crore. On the other hand, Virat Kohli bagged Rs 19 crore from the prize money.
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Virat Kohli Earns More Than Ronaldo From Instagram Posts
Both Virat Kohli and Cristiano Ronaldo are active on Instagram. They leave no chance to share their pictures with their followers. Kohli earned Rs 3.2 crore by Instagram posts. The amount is slightly more than the amount Ronaldo earned (Rs 2.7 crore) by Instagram Posts.
Virat earned Rs 141 crore as his salary which is exactly half the amount that he earned in the entire year. The salary of Ronaldo was Rs 595 crore which was almost half the amount that he grabbed in the entire year. It can be concluded that there is no match between the salaries of the two.
Income By Brand Endorsements
A huge part of their income comes from endorsing brands. Kohli earned Rs 122 Crore by brand endorsement while Cristiano Ronaldo bagged Rs 224 by endorsing brands. Per minute earning of Virat Kohli will surprise you, but Ronaldo is ahead of him.
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It is clear from the above fact that despite being the highest paid cricketer, Virat Kohli seems poor in front of the highest paid athlete of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo. What do you say? Share your thoughts in the comments.