Cricketers have become increasingly wealthy due to deals and endorsements. With the transition from test matches to Twenty20 cricket, the game has broadened its appeal and competition between players is intense. T20 leagues like the Big Bash League and Indian Premier League generate significant cash for sponsors. Players from around the world compete in these leagues for large sums of money. This wealth has led to cricket players being among the richest people in the world.
The rich Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is the richestest cricketer in the world. The Indian cricketer has earned over $170 million through endorsements and other business deals. He is the first cricketer to sign a deal worth over Rs100 crore. Sachin is also the face of many international brands. His net worth is quite impressive, considering he is one of the most marketable sports stars of the 1990s.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the second richest cricketer in the world. He is regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the game and is the only cricket captain to win all major ICC trophies. Dhoni is known for his exemplary keeping skills and is often considered the best finisher in limited overs cricket. In addition to his sports empire, MS Dhoni owns several brands.
Virat Kohli is the current captain of the Indian cricket team. He is one of the richest cricketers in the world, and has earned an estimated net worth of $93 million. Kohli has a lucrative contract with the BCCI, and earns millions more through the Indian Premier League, where he plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. Kohli has various brands that he endorses, including fashion labels such as MRF and Puma.
MS Dhoni is another famous cricketer. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the richest player in the world, with an estimated net worth of INR 840 crores. This cricket legend has a number of endorsements, including a line of clothing, and has also sold his face to a variety of brands. The cricketer is one of the best-known figures in the world, and is involved in numerous business ventures, including a line of clothing called Dhoni x Dhoni.
As the ICC World Cup Man of the Tournament in 2011, Yuvraj Singh has accumulated an estimated net worth of $35 million. The all-rounder is considered the man behind India’s recent Great Victories. Having been diagnosed with cancer in 2011, Yuvraj fought through the ordeal and subsequently made a comeback to the national team. At age 26, Yuvraj was named the richest cricketer in the world.
After a successful World Cup campaign for India in 2011, Yuvraj has accumulated a net worth of $35 million USD. He also has a burgeoning business empire, having acquired brand endorsements for various brands. While he is currently the richest cricketer in India, his net worth is still growing. Yuvraj Singh is the ninth richest cricketer in the world, according to Forbes.
The former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is the fourth-richest cricketer in the world. His career was a golden age for Australian cricket and he helped birth many superstars. The wealth that Ponting has accumulated from his playing days is estimated to be over $65 million. He has earned a fortune through endorsement deals with Puma, Rexona, Adidas, Valvoline, and more. Apart from his lucrative endorsement deals, he is also involved in other business ventures and is currently serving as the head coach of the Delhi capitals franchise in the IPL.
Virat Kohli is another cricketer who has a net worth of INR 492 crores. This Australian batsman was the first cricketer to earn over 100 crores. He has endorsed a number of brands, including Pepsi and MRF. He also has a clothing line called WROGN. His net worth is so high, that he can afford to give back to his country.
Shane Warne is the richest Australian cricketer with a net worth of USD 52 million. Warne has been coaching the Rajasthan Royals since 2008 and has played for Australia in all four formats. He has endorsed Pepsi, McDonald’s, Victoria Bitter, and the New Zealand Open. Warne has also worked as a cricket commentator for many international brands and is the owner of five properties worth over 520 crores. He was also ranked 7th on the list of richest cricketers.
Shane Warne’s net worth includes revenue from his various brand sponsorships and media gigs. Warne has also had other business interests and paid for his home in 2018. During his career, Warne took 708 test wickets for Australia and earned $5.5 million from the Indian Premier League. He also played for the Rajashthan Royals in Twenty20 tournaments and earned $1.1 million in 2011.