India limited-over skipper MS Dhoni has found place in the most marketable sports star list released by the London School of Marketing.
Dhoni is the lone Indian on the list is placed 9th, ahead of Read Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, NBA ace Kobe Bryant, Tennis queen Maria Sharapova and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.
Earlier, Dhoni made it to the Forbes’ world’s 100 highest paid celebrities list. Dhoni was ranked 82nd in the list, which is topped by professional boxer Floyd Mayweather of America, followed by Manny Pacquiao of Philippines.
Dhoni was also named in Forbes world’s richest athletes list and was the sole Indian, who has been named in the list of 100 highest-paid athletes in the world.
The list features the likes of American boxer Floyd Mayweather, who tops the chart, Roger Federer, Tiger Woods and Cristiano Ronaldo. Dhoni was 23rd on the list with an estimated earning of USD 31 million, according to Forbes.
London School of Marketing’s figures suggest Tennis legend Roger Federer at the top, despite losing the Wimbledon crown to Novak Djokovic, who is seventh on the most marketable sports star list.
Former world number one golfer, Tiger Woods is second, followed by Phil Mickelson, and hoopsters LeBron James and Kevin Durant.
Most Marketable Sports Star list:
1. Roger Federer – Tennis
2. Tiger Woods – Golf
3. Phil Mickelson – Golf
4. LeBron James – Basketball
5. Kevin Durant – Basketball
6. Rory McIlroy – Golf
7. Novak Djokovic – Tennis
8. Rafael Nadal – Tennis
9. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Cricket
10. Cristiano Ronaldo – Football
11. Kobe Bryant – Basketball
12. Maria Sharapova – Tennis
13. Lionel Messi – Football
14. Usain Bolt – Track
15. Neymar – Football
16. Andy Murray – Tennis
17. Kei Nishikori – Tennis
18. Derrick Rose – Basketball
19. Floyd Mayweather – Boxing
20. Serena Williams – Tennis