Getting ranked on a Forbes list must be a very special feeling and now we get to share this success with some of our best athletes. 2015 was a year full of medals, awards, qualifications for Hungarian athletes. Which athletes do you think are considered to be the most valuable by Forbes? Let’s see the list!
It’s probably unsurprising for most of us that Katinka Hosszú holds her leading place of the most athlete Hungarian sportsmen on Forbes’ list. According to metropol.hu, the five time World Champion swimmer was able to stay in the first place thanks to her continuous successes. She became the best swimmer in the world for the second time and collected two million dollar worth prizes in the last year.
The athletes’ ranking on the economical magazine’s top list was determined by their achievements in 60% and by their money raiser activity in 40%. When analysing the latter, they took into consideration which athlete works with a manager, what kind of sponsors an athlete has and what they advertise. They also checked how many followers they have on social media platforms and what kind of media performances each athlete had. There was also a jury giving points to the athletes.
Besides Katinka, handball player László Nagy, footballer Balázs Dzsudzsák, tennis player Tímea Babos, swimmers Dániel Gyurta and Zsuzsanna Jakabos, skier Edit Miklós and truck racer Norbert Kiss made it into the top 10.
Metropol.hu writes that the Iron Lady finished the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan with two gold and one bronze medals, not to mention that she set a new world record on 200 m medley.
He became a World Champion in Kazan after ten years and the 30-year-old swimmer also won a silver and a bronze medal in addition.
He finished in 6th place at the World Touring Car Championships and also received the best privateer award. He is now the pilot and member of the Honda team.
Besides the homeland successes, the handball player of MVM Veszprém led his team into the Champions League finals.
The skipper of the Hungarian national football team, which qualified themselves for the Euro 2016, transferred from Dynamo Moscow to the Turkish Bursaspor for 1,6 million euros last summer.
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