Brand Endorsement have always been a good source of income for successful sportspersons. Annual Earnings of some of the Indian Sportspersons has touched all time high upon becoming the face of leading brands. Indian Skipper Virat Kohli leads from the front in this category. MS Dhoni & Sachin occupy 2nd and 3rd sports.
Olympic Medalist PV Sindhu is the only woman who is able to compete with the Top Cricketers to some extent. She is certainly inspiring many girls to choose sports as a career.
Virat Kohli - Rs 228 crore:
Brands: Puma, Hero Motorcars Mister Ole, Sun Parma, Tissot, Philips, Luminous, Punjab National Bank, Uber India, Amaze Inverter, Lux.
MS Dhoni - Rs 101 crore:
Brands: Mastercard, Run Adam, Sound Logic, Sumadhura Group, Wardwiz, Office Choice Blue, Bharat Matrimonial, Netmeds, Paneri, GoDay, Indy Platform.
Sachin - Rs 80 crore:
Brands: Pepsi, Boost, Apollo Tyres, BMW, Luminous Power, True Blue, National Egg Coordination Committee.
PV Sindhu - Rs 58 crore:
Brands: Vodafone, Sakhi, JBL, Stayfree, Lee Ning.
Hardik Pandya - Rs 28.5 crore:
Brands: Gulf Oil, Gillet, Jagal, Sin Denim, EUME, Boat, DFY.
Saina Nehwal - Rs 16.5 crore:
Brands: Rasna, Do It Talent Venture, Kellog, Ayodex, Fortune Oil, Top Raman, NECC.
Hima Das - Rs 10 crore:
Brands: Edelweiss, Unicef Youth Ambassador, SBI Digital Banking, Assam Sports Brand Ambassador.
Top 5 Highest Earning Sportspersons Globally:
1) Floyd Mayweather (Boxing) - Rs 2,034 crore
2) Messi (Football) - Rs 792.34 crore
3) Ronaldo (Football) - Rs 770.93 crore
4) Mcgregor (Boxing) - Rs 706.66 crore
5) Neymar (Football) - Rs 642.42 crore