Dhoni stands at 16th spot on Forbes list of highest-paid athletes

As per the Forbes latest rankings of the highest paid athletes in the world, India skipper M S Dhoni, with earnings of $31.5 million, has been ranked at 16th place as leaped 15 positions from his previous 31st rank in 2012.
US golfer Tiger Woods is at the pinnacle of the list  with total earnings of $78.1 million last year.
The magazine said 31-year-old Dhoni moved up 15 positions this year. In 2012, he was placed at 31st position.
Top 10 on the Rankings:


Name Country Pay  (Salary + Endorsements) ($)


1. Tiger Woods USA 78.1m Golf
2. Roger Federer Switzerland 71.5m Tennis
3. Kobe Bryant USA 61.9m Basketball
4. LeBron James USA 59.8m Basketball
5. Drew Brees USA 51m American football
6. Aaron Rodgers USA 49m American football
7. Phil Mickelson USA 48.7m Golf
8. David Beckham UK 47.2m Soccer
9. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 44m Soccer
10. Lionel Messi Argentina 41.3m