The list compiles the social media following, the amount of income from endorsements a year and the number of times their names are looked up on the internet
Three Bangladesh cricketers – Shakib al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mashrafe bin Mortaza – have made it to ESPN’s World Fame 100 list.
The list compiles the social media following, the amount of income from endorsements a year and the number of times their names are looked up on the internet.
According to ESPN, ace all-rounder Shakib is leading the list for Bangladeshis at 90 with a social media following of 10.7 million and $6.98 million earned a year in endorsements.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur is just behind the Test and T20I captain at 92 with $7.57 million made from endorsements a year and 9.1 million followers on social media.
And finally, the ODI skipper Mashrafe is the final Bangladeshi in the list at 98 with $7.57 million earned from endorsements and with 8.5 million fans on social media.
The overall list is led by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo as he makes a whopping $37 million from endorsements and has 148 million followers on social media.
The top cricketer in the list is Indian captain Virat Kohli at seven as he makes $20 million a year from endorsements and has 37.1 million social media followers