Friday, February 23, 2024

Top 10 Richest Cricketer in the World

Richest Cricketer

Cricket has evolved into a global sport, transforming from traditional test matches to the fast-paced T20 format, captivating audiences worldwide. Iconic tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League (BBL) have played a significant role in elevating cricket’s international prominence. As a result of its enormous fan base, cricket has witnessed remarkable commercialization, with an influx of sponsorships for these tournaments. In India, the passion for cricket is unparalleled. Cricket players are revered as celebrities, enjoying numerous sponsorships and commercial opportunities, leading to substantial earnings. Several cricketers boast multimillion-dollar net worths.

Let’s explore the top wealthiest cricketers globally

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar tops the list of the world’s richest cricketers with an astounding net worth of $170 million (?1090 crore). Widely acclaimed as the greatest cricketer of all time, Sachin holds the distinction of being the only player to score 100 international centuries. He is affectionately referred to as the “God of Cricket.” Sachin endorses various brands, including Canon, Visa, Pepsi, BMW, and Adidas. In 2001, he signed a landmark ₹100 crore contract with MRF. Sachin also possesses properties worth over ₹500 crore and co-owns a Pro Kabaddi team.

  • Born: 24 April 1973 (age 50 years), Mumbai
  • Spouse: Anjali Tendulkar (m. 1995)
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Dates joined: 2008 (Mumbai Indians)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni ranks as the second-richest cricketer globally, with a reported net worth of $111 million (?767 crores). Dhoni, known for his composed demeanor, is regarded as one of India’s finest former cricket captains. He led India to victory in several major tournaments, including the 2011 World Cup and ICC T20 World Cup. Dhoni has partnered with brands like Reebok, Red Bus, Go Daddy, Orient, and Indigo paints. He owns a fashion brand called ‘Se7en’ and is a co-owner of the Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League (ISL).

  • Born: 7 July 1981 (age 42 years), Ranchi
  • Dates joined: 2018 (Chennai Super Kings),
  • Spouse: Sakshi Dhoni (m. 2010)
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Siblings: Narendra Singh Dhoni, Jayanti Gupta

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli stands as the world’s third-richest cricketer, boasting a net worth of approximately $92 million (?638 crores). Currently captaining the Indian cricket team, Kohli is recognized as one of the world’s premier batsmen, having scored over 12,000 runs and 70 centuries in his career. His exceptional gameplay garners worldwide attention. Virat has endorsed international and Indian brands such as Pepsi, Google, Tissot, Manyavar, and Valvoline. He also commands a yearly salary of ₹17 crore from his IPL team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat owns a fashion brand called Wrogn and has partnered with Puma for the One8 brand.

  • Born: 5 November 1988 (age 34 years), New Delhi
  • Dates joined: 18 August 2008 (India national cricket team),
  • Spouse: Anushka Sharma (m. 2017)
  • Number of centuries: 77
  • Parents: Prem Kohli, Saroj Kohli

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting secures the fourth position among the wealthiest cricketers globally, with an estimated net worth of $70 million (?500 crores). Ponting, an accomplished Australian cricketer, has amassed around 28,000 runs in international cricket. He is renowned as an exceptional batsman, a skilled bowler, and a proficient fielder. Ricky has endorsed various brands, including Valvoline, Pura Milk, Kookaburra Bats, and Adidas. He currently serves as the mentor of the Delhi Capitals (DC) team in the IPL.

  • Born: 19 December 1974 (age 48 years), Launceston, Australia
  • Spouse: Rianna Jennifer Cantor (m. 2002)
  • Dates joined: 2013 (Mumbai Indians), 2011 (Hobart Hurricanes),
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Number: 14 (Australian Men’s Cricket Team), 14 (Mumbai Indians / Batter), 14 (Tasmanian Tigers)

Brian Lara

Brian Lara

Brian Lara occupies the fifth spot among the top ten richest cricketers worldwide, with an estimated net worth of $60 million (?415 crores). Lara, a former Caribbean cricket legend, is celebrated as one of the greatest cricket players. He scored a total of 21,000 international runs and holds the record for the most individual runs in a Test match, achieving 400 runs in 2004. Lara also served as the brand ambassador for an Indian tire manufacturing company.

  • Born: 2 May 1969 (age 54 years), Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Spouse: Leasel Rovedas
  • Children: Sydney Lara
  • Awards: BBC Sports Personality World Sport Star of the Year
  • Nationality: Trinidadian

Shane Warne

Shane Warne

Shane Warne ranks sixth among the top ten richest cricketers globally, with a reported net worth of approximately $50 million (?346 crores). A former captain and renowned leg spinner of the Australian cricket team, Warne transitioned to cricket commentary after retirement. He endorsed various brands, including Pepsi and McDonald’s, and currently serves as the coach of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) team in the IPL.

  • Born: 13 September 1969, Upper Ferntree Gully, Australia
  • Died: 4 March 2022, Ko Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Spouse: Simone Callahan (m. 1995–2005)
  • Children: Summer Warne, Jackson Warne, Brooke Warne
  • Dates joined: 2011 (Melbourne Stars), 2008 (Rajasthan Royals),
  • Number: 23 (Australian Men’s Cricket Team)

Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis claims the seventh position among the top ten richest cricketers globally, with an estimated net worth of $48 million (?339 crores). This South African cricket icon is celebrated as one of the most successful all-rounders of all time, amassing 25,534 international runs and taking 577 international wickets during his career. Kallis presently serves as the mentor of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team in the IPL.

  • Born: 16 October 1975 (age 48 years), Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Spouse: Charlene Engels (m. 2019)
  • Dates joined: 2011 (Kolkata Knight Riders),
  • Height: 1.8 m
  • Weight: 86 kg
  • Parents: Mercia Kallis, Henry Kallis
  • Siblings: Janine Kallis

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag, the eighth wealthiest cricketer globally, possesses an estimated net worth of approximately $40 million (?277 crores). Known for his aggressive opening style, Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer who also captained the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. He achieved the fastest triple century in Test cricket and served as a brand ambassador for Hero Honda. Sehwag has collaborated with various brands, including Reebok, Samsung, and Adidas.

  • Born: 20 October 1978 (age 45 years), Najafgarh, Delhi
  • Spouse: Aarti Ahlawat (m. 2004)
  • Dates joined: 2014 (Punjab Kings), 2008 (Delhi Capitals),
  • Children: Aryavir Sehwag
  • Siblings: Vinod Sehwag, Manju Sehwag, Anju Sehwag
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Parents: Krishan Sehwag, Krishna Sehwag

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh secures the ninth position among the top ten richest cricketers worldwide, with an estimated net worth of $35 million (?245 crores). Yuvraj is an all-rounder who also served as the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team. He gained fame by hitting six sixes in six balls during a Stuart Broad over. Yuvraj displayed immense courage by battling cancer after the 2011 World Cup and making a successful recovery. He partnered with various brands and launched his clothing brand, YWC.

  • Born: 12 December 1981 (age 41 years), Chandigarh
  • Spouse: Hazel Keech (m. 2016)
  • Dates joined: 2020 (India Legends, Gilchrist XI),
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Siblings: Zoravar Singh
  • Parents: Yograj Singh, Shabnam Singh
  • Batting: Left-handed

Shane Watson

Shane Watson

Shane Watson is the tenth richest cricketer among the top ten worldwide, with a reported net worth of $30 million (?210 crores). As a prominent all-rounder in Australia’s cricket team, Watson accumulated 10,950 international runs and took 281 international wickets in his career. Known for his explosive six-hitting ability, Watson has played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL and endorsed numerous global brands.

  • Born: 17 June 1981 (age 42 years), Ipswich, Queensland
  • Current team: World Giants (Batter)
  • Spouse: Lee Furlong (m. 2010)
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Dates joined: 2018 (Chennai Super Kings),
  • Children: Matilda Victoria Watson, William Watson

These cricketers have not only excelled on the field but have also leveraged their fame and talent to secure substantial financial success, endorsing brands and participating in various business ventures.

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