Valentino Rossi 20th in sports rich list

MotoGP star has a total earning of £19.2 million

FORBES new top 100 sports rich list has placed Valentino Rossi in 20th with a total earning of £19.2 million.

With his contract at Ducati, Rossi is bringing home approximately £10 million and the rest comes from sponsorship endorsements, amongst these are the Monster Energy for around £2.5 million.

From the world of motorsport the seven-time MotoGP champion is one place behind Formula One's top earner Fernando Alonso. The Ferrari driver is in 19th with £20.5 million.

Heading the wealthy athletes list is boxer Floyd Mayweather who has a total of £54.4 million in earnings from his two fights in the last 12 months.

The full list is at the Forbes website.