Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World
Cricket has become a global sport. Cricket has evolved from test matches to T20 format, making cricket more interesting and exciting for the audience. Popular and extravagant tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Big Bash League (BBL) helped cricket gain more recognition globally. Due to the extraordinary fan base, cricket now enjoys extraordinary commercialization. More and more sponsorships are offered to these types of tournaments. In India also, the craze of cricket is of the next level. People treat cricket players as celebrities because of the extraordinary fan following; cricketers enjoy various sponsorships and get many offers to do various commercials by which they earn tons of money. Various cricket players have a net worth of millions of dollars. Let's have a look at the top wealthiest cricketers globally.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is in the 1st position in the list of richest cricket players globally with a whopping net worth of $170 million (?1090 crore). Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as the greatest cricketer of all time. Sachin is the only cricket player who has scored 100 centuries. The God of cricket title is also given to him. Various successful cricketers have said that they consider Sachin as their idol. Sachin promotes various brands like Canon, Visa, Pepsi, BMW, Adidas, etc. He also had signed a 100 crore rupees contract with MRF in 2001. Sachin also owns properties worth more than 500 crore rupees. Sachin is one of the Co-owner of a pro kabaddi team.
2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the 2nd wealthiest cricketer globally. MSD's net worth is reported to be $111 million (?767 crores). Dhoni is considered the best former captain of the Indian cricket team. Dhoni always stays calm and composed because of this; he is also called Captain Cool. Under Dhoni's captaincy, India won the 2011 World Cup, ICC T20 World Cup, 2 Asia Cups, and various other tournaments. Dhoni has partnered with various brands like Reebok, Red Bus, Go Daddy, Orient, Indigo paints, etc. Dhoni also has a fashion brand named 'Se7en'. He also owns a team at ISL called Chennaiyin FC.
3. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is the world's third-richest cricketer. Virat's net worth is reported to be around $92 million (?638 crores). Virat Kohli is the current captain of the Indian cricket team and is regarded as the finest batsman in the world. In his career, Virat Kohli made 12,000 runs and 70 hundred. His gameplay is mighty, and people worldwide are crazy to watch him playing on the field. Virat has promoted various international and Indian brands like Pepsi, Google, Tissot, Manyavar, Valvoline, etc. As a remuneration, he also gets 17 crore rupees per year from his IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat also owns a fashion brand called Wrogn and partnered with Puma to build One8.
4. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting is at 4th position in the list of the wealthiest cricketer globally. Ricky has an estimated net worth of $70 million (?500 crores). Ricky is the triumphant Australian cricketer with around 28000 runs in international cricket runs. He is an exceptional batsman, a great bowler, and a good fielder. Ricky had partnered with many brands like Valvoline, Pura Milk, Kookaburra Bats, Adidas, and many more. He serves as the mentor of the DC team at IPL.
5. Brian Lara
Brian Lara is in 5th position in the top ten richest cricketers globally. Lara has an estimated net worth of $60 million (?415 crores). Brian Lara is a former Caribbean cricket player. He is regarded as one of the greatest cricket players. He had scored a total of 21,000 international runs in his cricket career. He is also a record holder of most individual runs, scoring 400 runs in a Test match in 2004. Lara was the brand ambassador of an Indian tire manufacturing company.
6. Shane Warne
Shane Warne is in the 6th position in the list of top ten richest cricketers globally. Shane's net worth is reported to be around $50 million (?346 crores). Shane Warne was the former captain and prominent leg spinner of the Australian cricket team. After retirement, he started commentating in cricket matches. Shane Warne partnered with various brands like Pepsi, McDonald's, etc. Warne is now serving as the coach of RR in the IPL.
7. Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis is at 7th position in the top ten richest cricketers globally. Jacques has an estimated net worth of $48 million (?339 crores). He is a popular former player of the South African cricket team. Kallis has scored a total of 25,534 international runs and took 577 international wickets in his whole career. Kallis is said to be the most successful all-rounders of all time. He is the present serving mentor of the KKR team in IPL.
8. Virender Sehwag
Virender is the 8th wealthiest cricket player globally. His net worth is estimated at approximately $40 million (?277 crores). Virender Sehwag is a well-known former Indian cricketer. He was an aggressive opener of the team. He also served as the captain of Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. Sehwag has made the fastest triple century. Sehwag is a former brand ambassador of Hero Honda. He also had partnered with various brands like Reebok, Samsung, Adidas, and many more.
9. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh is in 9th position in the top 10 richest cricketers globally. Yuvraj has an estimated net worth of $35 million (?245 crores). Yuvraj Singh is an all-rounder who has also served as the Indian team's vice-captain. He became popular when he hit 6 sixes in 6 balls to Stuart Broad's bowling. Yuvraj was diagnosed with cancer after the 2011 World Cup; he bravely battled it and recovered. He also partnered with various brands and started his own clothing brand YWC.
10. Shane Watson
Shane Watson is in 10th position in the top 10 richest cricketers globally. Shane's net worth is reported to be $30 million (?210 crores). Shane was a prominent member of Australia's cricket team as an all-rounder. Shane has scored 10,950 international runs and took 281 international wickets in his cricket career. He is a mighty player who has the capability of hitting explosive sixes. Shane Watson has played for the Royal Challenger Bangalore team in IPL. He also has endorsed so many brands worldwide.