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Richest Cricketer in the World: Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is the richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of INR 1090 crores.
Richest Cricketer in the World
Apart from Sachin Tendulkar many other cricketers too have massive net worth which they earned by playing cricket for various teams, and mainly through investments and brand endorsements. Following are the list of the top 10 richest cricketer in the world:
Top 10 Richest Cricketer in the World – Net Worth
INR 1090 Crores
|Virat Kohli||India||INR 1050 Crores|
|MS Dhoni||India||INR 1040 Crores|
|Ricky Ponting||Australia||INR 500 Crores|
|Brian Lara||West Indies||INR 415 Crores|
|Shane Warne||Australia||INR 346 Crores|
|Jacques Kallis||South Africa||INR 339 Crores|
|Virender Sehwag||India||INR 277 Crores|
|Yuvraj Singh||India||INR 245 Crores|
|Shane Watson||Australia||INR 210 Crores|
The God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar who made his international debut on November 15, 1989, against Pakistan in Karachi announces his retirement on 16 November 2013. Check: Why Sachin is called as “God of Cricket”?
In his 24 years of cricket journey Sachin scripts unique records which still stands tall among the current generation cricketers. Notably, Sachin is the only cricketer to have 100 centuries across all international formats.
Apart from serving high in cricket, Sachin also becomes the only cricketer to have a net worth of 1000+ crores. The Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has a net worth of INR 1090 crores and becomes the Richest Cricketer in the World.
Brand Endorsed by Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar receives a major portion of his income from the Brand Endorsement Fee which includes the following brands:
- Sanyo BPL
- Castrol India
- Amit Enterprise
- Fiat Palio
- Luminous India
- Spinny(online-to-offline used car retail platform)
Former India skipper Virat Kohli who is well known for his brand value is the second richest cricketer in the list of Richest Cricketer in the World with a net worth of Rs 1050 crore(as per Stock Gro).
According to BCCI’s central contract, he earns Rs 7 crore from his “A+” Team India contract. His match fee for each Test is Rs 15 lakh, ODI is Rs 6 lakh and Rs 3 lakh per T20 match.
There are multiple real estate properties owned by Virat Kohli. However, he stays in two houses.
Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma own a luxurious 7171 sq ft apartment in Mumbai that costs Rs 34 crore. The other one is in Gurugram which is worth Rs 80 crore. Virat Kohli also owns luxury cars worth Rs 31 crore.
On the other hand, Kohli earns Rs 15 crore annually from his Indian Premier League (IPL) contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Kohli became the first Indian Cricketer to sign a 110-crore deal with a single brand, puma. He also owns multiple brands and has invested in seven start-ups which include Blue Tribe, Universal Sportsbiz, MPL, and Sports Convo, among others.
Kohli has his own fashion brands Wrogn and One8 (partnering with Puma). Other brands that he promotes are Audi, Tissot, Manyavar, American Tourister, and the likes.
|Net Worth||Rs. 1050 Crore|
|Personal Properties||Rs. 110 Crore(approx)|
|Luxury Cars Owned||Rs. 31 Crore(approx)|
|IPL Fee per Season||Rs. 15 Crore(annually)|
|BCCI Salary||Rs. 7 Crore(annually)|
|Twitter Media Charge||Rs 2.5 Crore/post(approx)|
|Instagram Media Charge||Rs 8.9 Crore/post(approx)|
Brand Endorsed by Virat Kohli
The Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is one of the most sought-after cricketers in terms of brand endorsements. He has been part of a lot of advertisements and is the only cricketer to be part of the top 100 highest-paid athletes according to Forbes magazine 2020.
- Great learning
- Blue Star
- Fire Boltt
- Too Yum
- Star Sports
- American Tourister
- Phillips India
- Vicks India
- Philips India
- Google Duo
- Hero MotoCorp
- Audi India
- Royal Challenge Alcohol
- Boost Energy Drink
- Shyam Steel
- Amaze inverters and batteries
- Blue Tribe Foods(Virat and Anushka join as investors and brand ambassadors of Blue Tribe)
- Rage Cofferr
- Sport Convo
- Universal Sportsbiz
Startup Brands Owned
- One 8 Commune – Restaurant(launched in 2017)
- Nueva – Sining bar and Restaurant(Founded in 2017)
- Puma | One8 – Athleisure brand(Launched in 2017)
- Wrong – Luxury clothing brand(Co-owned in 2013)
- Stepathlon – Kids lifestyle brand(Launched in 2016)
Sports Teams(Launched in 2014-15)
- FC Goa – Football Club
- UAE Royals – Tennis Team
- Bengaluru Yodhas – Pro Wrestling League
Virat Kohli Car Collection
Current Indian skipper Virat Kohli owns a bunch of luxury cars which includes a maximum of Audi series. Following are the list of cars that are owned by Virat Kohli:
- Audi Q7
- Audi RS5
- Audi R8 LMX
- Audi R8 V10 Plus
- Audi A8 W12 Quattro
- Audi Q8
- Audi A8 L
- Land Rover Range Rover Vogue
- Bentley Flying Spur
- Bentley Continental GT
- Lamborghini Gallardo
- Renault Duster
The legendary Indian captain MS Dhoni has a total net worth of INR 785 Crores. MS Dhoni also has a stake in Chennaiyin FC of the ISL and also owns the team ‘Ranchi Rays’ of the HIL. Further, MSD launched brand ‘Seven’ which is an active lifestyle brand that caters to the men’s apparel and footwear space.
MS Dhoni’s famous 7-acre farmhouse in Ranchi is estimated to even exceed the price tag of INR 50 Crore.
As a captain, Dhoni won ICC T20 World Cup 2007, ICC ODI World Cup 2011, and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Under his captaincy, the Chennai Super Kings won in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021 in the Indian Premier League.
Brand Endorsed by MS Dhoni
Captain Cool endorsed various brands and even owns a clothing brand named after his jersey number “Seven“.
- Jio Cinema
- Skipper Pipes
- Viacom 18
- Cars 24
- Go Daddy
- Amity University
- Indian Terrain
- Bharat Matrimony
- Orient Electric Fans
Investment in Companies
- 7 Ink Brews
- Shaka Harry
- Garuda Aerospace
- Cars 24
- Home Lane
- Rhiti Sports
Investments in Sports Companies
- Sports fit(GYM)
- Chennaiyin FC(Football)
- Ranchi Rays(Hockey)
- Mahi Racings Team India
- Run Adam
Brands Owned by Dhoni
- Dhoni Entertainment(Production house)
- Hotel Mahi Residency
- MS Dhoni Global School Bangalore
Real Estate Investment
- Luxury home in Dehradun – INR 17.8 Crores
- Kailashpati farmhouse in Ranchi
Social media Fees(INR 1-2 Crores)
MS Dhoni Car Collection
MS Dhoni who has a mad interest in cars, build a separate building to showcase his car and bike collections. His huge collection of cars includes
- Hummer H2
- GMC Sierra pick-up truck
- Porsche 718 Boxter
- Porsche 911
- Ferrari 500 GTO
- Audi Q7
- Mahindra Scorpio
- Rare Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Series I
- Pontiac Firebird Trans AM
- Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (the only one in India)
- Classic Nissan Jonga
- Land Rover Freelander 2
- Vintage Land Rover Series 3 Station Wagon – MS Dhoni won the bid for a 1971 Land Rover Series Station Wagon at an online auction held by Big Boy Toyz.
MS Dhoni Bike Collections
But more than cars, Mahi loves bikes and we all know that. His wife recently shared a glimpse of Dhoni’s garage on social media which revealed that two floors of the garage were reserved just for his bike collection.
He owns classic bikes like Norton 250 Jubilee, BSA Goldstar, Yamaha RD 350, Suzuki Shotgun, and Yamaha Thundercat. And his list of modern bikes includes Harley-Davidson Fatboy, Kawasaki Ninja H2, Kawasaki ZX-14R, Suzuki Hayabusa, and more.
The former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is the 4th richest cricketer in the world despite retiring from the game in 2012. Ponting has a net worth of INR 500 crores.
In 2020, former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting launched an eponymous label of his wine business. For his venture, the cricketer-turned-coach collaborated with Ben Riggs, founder of the Mr. Riggs Wine Company.
Brand Endorsed by Ricky Ponting
- Kookaburra Bats
- Pura Milk
- Striiv Australia
- Brand Ambassador of his home state Tasmania
The former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara is the 4th richest cricketer in the world. Lara holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings after scoring 400 not out at Antigua during the 4th test against England in 2004.
Lara also records for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history.
Brand Endorsed by Brian Lara
In 2012, Lara became involved with the Bangladesh Premier League team Chittagong Kings as their brand ambassador.
Brian also earns from magazines and the specialty of the magazine was it was having his signature and it was sold for $200 each as it has his autograph and not only this he has been part of many magazines covers like; Cricinfo, Wisden Cricket Monthly, and many more.
- USHA International
Known as the ‘King of Spin’, there aren’t many who could get the better of Warne on the pitch. Regarded as one of the finest bowlers in the sport, Warne’s incredible international record of over 1000 wickets showcases just why the Australian leg spinner was so highly regarded.
He now works as a commentator for cricket games on the Nine Network. Since his retirement, he has invested heavily in his charity foundation, focusing primarily on improving children’s lives.
Brand Endorsed by Shane Warne
Even though he retired from all forms of the game in 2013, Warne is still a marketable cricketer with multiple brands such as Pepsi, McDonald’s, and Victoria Bitter having deals with the Australian legend.
A South African legend, Jacques Kallis is often regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders of the game is the 7th richest cricketer in the world. With over 10,000 runs and 250 wickets in both ODIs and Tests, one can’t really argue with that fact.
Post his playing days, Kallis has also been involved in coaching, having served as the head coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders from 2016 to 2019.
The all-rounder has scored 25,534 runs and picked up 577 wickets in his 519 international appearances for South Africa. Besides this, Kallis is well known for his successful coaching career!
Brand Endorsed by Jacques Kallis
Kallis was made the brand Ambassador of Advanced Hair Studio India in 2017. Kallis played a crucial role in making Kolkata Knight Riders the champions.
Virender Sehwag – Former opening batsman of Indian cricketer team is the 8th richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of INR 277 Crores. Sehwag earns a massive 5.7$ million USD salary from BCCI. Also, he earns a massive amount of fees from IPL matches held in India.
Sehwag is very active on social media, especially on Twitter. He reportedly earns around 3 million $ from his tweets.
Virender Sehwag – IPL Salary
|2015||Kings XI Punjab||₹ 32,000,000|
|2014||Kings XI Punjab||₹ 32,000,000|
|2013||Delhi Daredevils||₹ 82,800,000|
|2012||Delhi Daredevils||₹ 82,800,000|
|2011||Delhi Daredevils||₹ 82,800,000|
|2010||Delhi Daredevils||₹ 33,350,000|
|2009||Delhi Daredevils||₹ 33,350,000|
|2008||Delhi Daredevils||₹ 33,350,000|
Brand Endorsed by Virender Sehwag
Sehwag has endorsed: Boost, Coke, Team Samsung, Britannia, Karbonn Mobiles, Hero Honda, Colgate, Adidas, and Mayur Suitings.
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh gets a spot in top list of 10 richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of INR 245 Crores.
Apart from being an aggressive cricketer on the field, he has also invested in his own brand, YouWeCan (YWC), which donates money to struggling cancer victims who are unable to afford their own treatments.
In April 2015, he agreed to spend 40-50 crores on online startups such as Vyomo, Moovo, and Healthians in order to strengthen his hold on YouWeCan.
Yuvraj Singh resides in a sprawling Mumbai apartment with Hazel Keech, his wife. The couple married in 2016. As per reports, Yuvraj Singh’s lavish apartment is estimated to have a market value of Rs 64 crores.
He owns an entire floor in the notable Omkar 1973 residential realty project at Worli in Mumbai. Singh stays on the 29th floor, which offers mesmerising views of the Arabian Sea. He purchased two apartments on the floor, covering 16,000 sq ft in total.
Brand Endorsed by Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh has always been a good sponsorship model as well as a cricketer. He has endorsed brands such as Pepsi, Reebok, Birla Sun Life, Royal Mega Stag, Laureus & Benz, Paytm, Lifebuoy, Whirlpool, Cadbury, Revital, Puma, LG, Howzat, WellVersed, Design & Construct, Payback, Nippo, Radblock, UC Browser, Hero Honda, Revital
Shane Watson is the second Australian cricketer to be named in the list of top 10 richest cricketer in the world after Ricky Ponting.
As of other cricketers, Shane Watson sums up his net worth through a wide range of brand endorsements. In 2010, Watson got an upgraded three-year contract with one of the IPL teams Rajasthan Royals which is worth at 300,000 dollars a season.
During his 13-year-stint in the IPL, the ex-Australian all-rounder has garnered a staggering INR 77 crore.
Brand Endorsed by Shane Watson
Shane Watson has endorsed the following brands in the past and continues his association with some of them at present, which just keeps adding to Shane Watson’s net worth. They are Sea World Australia, Golden Circle, American Express, Fight MND (Motor Neuron Disease), ASICS Australia, BEON Performance, Gunn & Moore, Asics, TAG Heuer, Gozney, MELBET.