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Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Gillette Stadium on August 16, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Highest-paid athletes in the world

From cricketer M.S. Dhoni to football great Lionel Messi, these sportsmen are ranked as the highest paid athletes in the world by Forbes magazine.