Forbes list of top-earning and most famous Russian athletes

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Forbes Magazine has compiled a rating of Russian business persons, scientists, artists and athletes who have become integrated in the international community and who have succeeded abroad. The magazine’s rankings are based on Google searches of popular Russian athletes in ten countries.

Forbes Magazine has compiled a rating of Russian business persons, scientists, artists and athletes who have become integrated in the international community and who have succeeded abroad. The magazine’s rankings are based on Google searches of popular Russian athletes in ten countries.

© RIA Novosti . Alexandr Vilf / Go to the photo bankMaria Sharapova was on top of the world-famous athletes list with $24.8 million. Google index: 100. Maria Sharapova became the first Russian to reach number one in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking.
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Maria Sharapova was on top of the world-famous athletes list with $24.8 million. Google index: 100. Maria Sharapova became the first Russian to reach number one in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr Natruskin / Go to the photo bankIce hockey player Alexander Ovechkin was ranked second with $14 million. Google index: 26.8. In 2008, Ovechkin signed a 13-year contract worth $124 million with his club, the Capitals, the most expensive contract in the history of ice hockey.
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Ice hockey player Alexander Ovechkin was ranked second with $14 million. Google index: 26.8. In 2008, Ovechkin signed a 13-year contract worth $124 million with his club, the Capitals, the most expensive contract in the history of ice hockey.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankBasketball player Andrei Kirilenko was ranked third with $17.8 million. Google index: 2.2. Kirilenko, the youngest player in the history of the Russian basketball championships, first played for Spartak St. Petersburg when he was not quite 16.
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Basketball player Andrei Kirilenko was ranked third with $17.8 million. Google index: 2.2. Kirilenko, the youngest player in the history of the Russian basketball championships, first played for Spartak St. Petersburg when he was not quite 16.
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Mokrushin / Go to the photo bankVersatile attacking midfielder and striker Andrei Arshavin from the Russian national football team and English Premier League team Arsenal was ranked fourth with $8 million. Google index: 13.
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Versatile attacking midfielder and striker Andrei Arshavin from the Russian national football team and English Premier League team Arsenal was ranked fourth with $8 million. Google index: 13.
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Fomitchev / Go to the photo bankYevgeny Malkin is at the bottom of Forbes Magazine’s Top Five list with $9 million. Google index: 3.8. After signing a contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2006, Malkin won the National Hockey League’s best rookie of the year award.
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Yevgeny Malkin is at the bottom of Forbes Magazine’s Top Five list with $9 million. Google index: 3.8. After signing a contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2006, Malkin won the National Hockey League’s best rookie of the year award.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr Natruskin / Go to the photo bankRussian ice hockey player Ilya Kovalchuk was ranked sixth with $7 million. Google index: 5.5. His goal allowed the Russian national team to win the 2008 IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) World Championships. In 2010, Kovalchuk signed a 15-year contract worth $100 million with the New Jersey Devils.
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Russian ice hockey player Ilya Kovalchuk was ranked sixth with $7 million. Google index: 5.5. His goal allowed the Russian national team to win the 2008 IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) World Championships. In 2010, Kovalchuk signed a 15-year contract worth $100 million with the New Jersey Devils.
© RIA Novosti . Pavel Lisitsin / Go to the photo bankIce hockey player Pavel Datsyuk was ranked seventh with $6.7 million. Google index: 4.2.
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Ice hockey player Pavel Datsyuk was ranked seventh with $6.7 million. Google index: 4.2.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Belousov / Go to the photo bankFyodor Emelianenko, many-time world mixed martial arts champion, was ranked eighth with $0.8 million. Google index: 26.8.
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Fyodor Emelianenko, many-time world mixed martial arts champion, was ranked eighth with $0.8 million. Google index: 26.8.
© RIA Novosti . Alexey Filippov / Go to the photo bankIlya Bryzgalov, goalie of the Russian national ice hockey team, was ranked ninth with $4.5 million. Google index: 1.3.
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Ilya Bryzgalov, goalie of the Russian national ice hockey team, was ranked ninth with $4.5 million. Google index: 1.3.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Levitin / Go to the photo bankTennis player Vera Zvonaryova is at the bottom of the Top Ten list with $3.2 million. Google index: 3.7. Since the start of her career, Zvonaryova who ranks among the most active Russian tennis players has earned almost $12 million in prize money. In 2010, Zvonaryova was ranked the world’s second best player by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
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Tennis player Vera Zvonaryova is at the bottom of the Top Ten list with $3.2 million. Google index: 3.7. Since the start of her career, Zvonaryova who ranks among the most active Russian tennis players has earned almost $12 million in prize money. In 2010, Zvonaryova was ranked the world’s second best player by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
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