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Forbes: Dhoni highest earning cricketer

Press Trust Of India  |  New Delhi 

topped the list of the world's highest earning cricketers compiled by Forbes magazine. He is followed by Sachin Tendulkar, as six Indians made it to the list’s top 10.

With earnings of $26.5 million, Dhoni features at the top of the list, out of which $23million comes from commercials, while the rest $3.5 million he earns from playing cricket.

Dhoni's $23 million is also the highest among cricketers’ earnings from commercials.

Tendulkar stands second at $18.6 million, out of which $16.5 million comes from advertisements, while the rest is from playing cricket.(MILLION DOLLAR PLAYERS)

Other cricketers in the Forbes' list are ($7.3 million), ($7.1 million), ($6.9million), ($5.9 million), ($4.9million), ($4.8 million), ($4.1million) and ($3.7 million).

First Published: Wed, August 01 2012. 00:16 IST