Striker Washington Capitals and team Russia Alexander Ovechkin won the first place in a rating of celebrities of Forbes “50 stars of show business and sport” for 2017. Last year it climbed four positions. The magazine estimated his income at $14 million.
Since 2005 the leader of the rating except for two second places in 2011 and 2012 was tennis player Maria Sharapova. But amid doping scandal Sharapova was on the 19th place with earnings of $3 million.
The rating takes into account mentions in media queries in “Yandex” and income of celebrities, of whom is formed the final score. The name Ovechkin 5502 times mentioned in the media, and the information about it in the search engine searched for 643 thousand times. Your final grade Russian hockey — 67.
He first occupies the highest position in the Forbes ranking of celebrities: in 2009, Ovechkin was ranked in the top five of the rankings.
The next four places were pop musicians: in the second place, Philip (income of $7.4 million), the third — Grigory Leps ($6 million), the fourth — Timati ($6.5 million), the fifth — Dima Bilan ($6 million).
In the ranking of celebrities turned out to be two of the hockey player of Russian national team: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin ($9.5 million) and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky ($8 million) from the Columbus Blue Jackets. They took sixth and eighth place. If you sort the rankings based on income, the first three places will be taken by players: Ovechkin, Malkin, Bobrovsky. In the rating there are also one player of the national team of Russia on football Alexander Kokorin. He took 16 th place with an income of $4 million.
The largest decline in the ranking of celebrities, the singer Sergey Lazarev ($1 million), he dropped to the 24th position and finished 31st place. The most significant rise in the ranking showed the singer Anna Netrebko, she climbed 20 positions to the 9th place.
In 2017 for the first time in five seasons, Ovechkin gave Sidney Crosby and have not got the best scorer of the NHL’s Maurice Richard Trophy. Russian hockey player scored 33 goals, as his opponent, canadian — 44. In addition, the club Crosby and Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins once again beat the Washington Capitals Ovechkin in the seven-match ban series. Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row.
At the same time, Ovechkin entered the list of the 100 greatest hockey players, the strongest League in the world — NHL, composed for the 100th anniversary of the League. Ovechkin, who scored the 1,000 th point in the season 2016/2017, was one of four Russians included in the list (along with Sergei Fedorov, Pavel Bure and Pavel Datsyuk).