The Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World
Indians were born to play crickets! They may or may not be the world’s best cricket players but you got to hand it to them as the world’s highest-paid and richest players of the bat and ball game. Check out the list below of the wealthiest cricket players and you’ll see that Indians dominate it 8:2.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Net Worth $150 Million
India’s No. 1 cricket gem, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has a net worth of $150 million. Mahendra earns about $26.5 million yearly from cricket pay and endorsements according to Forbes Magazine. The 32-year-old Mahendra is captain of the country’s national cricket team and is considered as India’s top celebrity. Among his endorsement partners are United Breweries Group, Pepsi and Reebok. Mahendra is the richest cricketer in the world.
Sachin Tendulkar Net Worth $115 Million
Considered as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Indian Sachin Tendulkar is the second richest cricketer, earning about $18.6 million yearly on and off the field. The 40-year-old’s cricket career spans over two decades, allowing him to perfect his craft. His major sponsors include Canon, Adidas and Royal Bank of Scotland.
Sourav Ganguly Net Worth $55.5 Million
Former professional cricketer Sourav Ganguly is known as one of Indian national team’s best captains. He was born into wealth, being the son of a man who ran a successful print business. He now works as a cricket commentator. He has endorsed Puma and Pepsi.
Virender Sehwag Net Worth $40 Million
Virender Sehwag from India makes $6.9 million yearly playing cricket and endorsing such sponsors as Fila, Royal Challenge and Hero Honda. He is one of the top batsmen in the Indian national cricket team.
Yuvraj Singh Net Worth $35 Million
Yuvraj Singh is what happens when a former fast bowler father and a movie star mother mix their gene pool. The dashing Indian cricketer and left-hand middle-order batsman secured a top spot in cricket history when he hit six sixes in an over against stunned Stuart Broad of England. The biggest fight of his life, however, happened outside the field when he was diagnosed with cancer and survived. His endorsement partners include Microsoft and Puma.
Rahul Dravid Net Worth $22.6 Million
Retired Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid is considered to be among the greatest batsmen in the history of the game. He retired in 2011 after over two decades of playing professionally. Among the brands he continues to endorse to this day are Reebok, Pepsi and Gillette.
Gautam Gambhir Net Worth $20 Million
Gautam Gambhir from India makes $7.3 million a year from cricket pay and endorsement of such brands as Reebok, Red Bull and Hero Honda. Known for his aggressive gameplay, Gautam is a left-handed opening batsman.
Michael Clarke Net Worth $16 Million
Australian cricketer Michael Clark gets to pocket $4.9 million per year playing the game and endorsing the likes of Spartan Sports, Bonds and Gillette. Affectionately called in the field as “Nemo”, “Pup” or “Clarkey”, Michael is a right-handed middle-order batsman.
Andrew Flintoff Net Worth $15 Million
Another retired and loaded cricketer is British Andrew Flintoff. He was considered to be among the top all-rounders in his heyday. He retired in 2010 after a series of injuries that impacted his gameplay. He endorsed the likes of Audi, Puma, Red Bull, Shell, Barclays Capital, and many others.
Virat Kohli Net Worth $15 Million
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli banks $7.1 million yearly from his games and product endorsements. Virat, whose major sponsors include PepsiCo, Toyota and Nike, is a middle-order batsman.