India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with earnings of $ 31.5 million, has been ranked at 16th place on Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes, which has been topped by golfer Tiger Woods.
The magazine said 31-year-old Dhoni moved up 15 positions this year. In 2012, he was placed at 31st position.
The influential business magazine estimated that Dhoni made $ 31.5 million over the last year from prize money and endorsements.
37-year-old Woods made $ 78.1 million, followed by tennis star, Roger Federer at $ 71.5 million. Kobe Bryant, American professional basketball player, is third at $ 61.9 million.
Federer had topped the 2012 list.
This year’s 100-strong list features just three women led by Tennis ace Maria Sharapova, who ranks No 22 with earnings of $ 29 million.
Sharapova is joined by No 68 Serena Williams, who raked in $ 20.5 million, including $ 8.5 million in prize money.
China’s Li Na ranks 85th overall with earnings of $ 18.2 million.