David Beckham, even in the twilight of his playing career, still reigns supreme in the world of football as the highest earning player in the world, according to Forbes magazine.
The 35-year-old Beckham earns $40 million annually, with much of that coming from sponsors such as Adidas, Giorgio Armani and Motorola.
Portugal midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo is second on the Forbes list, earning $30 million a year. Ronaldo's major sponsors include Nike, Coca-Cola and, like Beckham, Giorgio Armani.
Ronaldo, the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year, became the highest paid football player in the world in June when Real Madrid bought the 25-year-old winger from Manchester United for $130 million. He then signed a six-year contract that pays an estimated $15.5 million in the first year, then increases 25 percent each season.
Brazil playmaker Kaka, Ronaldo's teammate at Madrid, is third on the list, earning $25 million annually.
The 28-year-old forward, who won the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year Award, was bought from AC Milan for $91 million - the second highest recorded transfer fee. Kaka's sponsors include Adidas and Giorgio Armani.
Ronaldinho is fourth on Forbes' list, also earning $25 million a year. The 30-year-old Brazil forward, who plays for AC Milan, won the FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 2004 and '05.
Rounding out the top five is France striker Thierry Henry, who makes $24 million a year. The 32-year-old Henry plays for Barcelona and has sponsorships with Reebok, Gillette and Pepsi.
Lionel Messi, the reigning FIFA World Player of the Year, is sixth on the list with earnings of $20 million annually. Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is seventh, earning $17 million, with teammate John Terry in eighth, earning $16 million.
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ninth, also earning $16 million, while Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard earns $15 million in 10th place.
On Wednesday, Forbes ranked Manchester United as football's most valuable team. Real Madrid was second and Arsenal was third - the same top three as last year.
Dhoni brand ambassador for many products and companies in last couple of years. Every single year, he ends up with adding more products/services/companies to the list of MS Dhoni brand. As of now, MS Dhoni brand ambassador has been for many companies and brands like:
- Orient Fans
- Birla Sun Life
- Cello Pens
- GE Money
- Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited (KSDL)
- Big Bazaar
- Royal Stag; and many more products.
Sachin Tendulkar endorses the following products:
* Pepsi: 1992 - Present
* Canon: 2006 - 2009
* Airtel : 2004-2006
* Aviva Insurance
* Nazara Technologies: 2005 - 2008. License for Mobile Content development based on Sachin.
* Reliance Communications sub-licensed brand 'Sachin Tendulkar' to update the user of the latest 2007 Cricket World Cup scores and news in Sachin's voice.
Britannia: 2001 – 2007
- * HomeTrade: 2001 - 2002
* Sunfeast: 2007 - 2013/14
* National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC): 2003 – 2005
- Boost: 1990 - Present
* Action Shoes: 1995 - 2000
* Adidas: 2000-2010
* Fiat Palio: 2001 to 2003
* Reynolds: 2007 - Present
* TVS: 2002 - 2005
* ESPN Star Sports: 2002 - Present
* G-Hanz: 2005 - 2007
* Sanyo BPL: 2007 – Present
- * AIDS Awareness Campaign: 2005
- royal bank of scotland group
Dhoni - 10 Million Dollars
Sachin Tendulkar - 8 Million Dollars
Yuvraj Singh - 5.5 Million Dollars
Rahul Dravid - 5 Million Dollars
Andrew Flintoff - 4 Million Dollars
Sourav Ganguly - 3.5 Million Dollars
Ricky Ponting - 3.5 Million Dollars
Brett Lee - 3 Million Dollars
Kevin Pietersen - 3Million Dollars
Michael Clarke - 2.5 Million Dollars