In the latest Forbes Fab 40 2016 list of the biggest sports brands in the world, Dhoni is slated at No 10th spot in the top 10 athletes and he remains the most valued Indian athlete in 2016.
About Forbes Fab 40 :
Forbes Fab 40 lists out top 10 Sports Brands, Events, Athletes and Teams. According to the magazine, an athletes brand value is their earnings (excluding salary from bonus from their sport and their investment income), minus the average income of the top 10 athletes in the same sport.
The list is topped by tennis legend and 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer.
With a brand value of $36 million, Federer gained two notches from third last year, while Woods dropped four spots to stand fifth on the latest edition of the list. Among other top athletes on the list is Argentine football star Lionel Messi, ranked eighth. He was not among the top 10 last year.