Kohli was 89th on last year's list with estimated earnings of US$22m.
However, the list is a glaring reminder about the lack of women athletes, which only serves to underscore the enormous gender wage gap in sports. Astonishingly, Mayweather earned $275m from that fight alone with a further $10m coming in from various sponsors, which made him the world's highest paid sportsman, with McGregor in fourth place.
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American boxer Floyd Mayweather, whose career earnings amounted to $1 billion, took top spot for the fourth time in seven years.
LeBron James (basketball), Roger Federer (tennis), Stephen Curry (basketball), Matt Ryan (American football) and Matthew Stafford (American football) concluded the top 10.
Forbes magazine's estimate of the world's top 100 highest-paid athletes in 2018 is quite the boys club.
Tennis star Serena Williams was the sole female representative in the rankings a year ago and dropped off the new list after taking a break for the birth of her daughter. Footballers Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo came second and third respectively.
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The top 100 earned $3.8 billion, a 23 percent jump over past year.
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In the top 100 list the National Football League had 18 athletes, 14 were baseball players and nine were footballers.
Forbes used salary and bonus data between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018 to compile the list. Athletes earned $1.15 billion from endorsements and appearance fees, down 1 percent from past year.More news: F1 Raceweek: Hamilton seeks to match Schumacher - Canadian Grand Prix in numbers