Cricket is mainly popular in such countries as India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. However, famous cricketers earn just as much as footballers. Find out all the juicy details about the wealth of the richest cricket players in the world.
- Sachin Tendulkar
Although a former captain of the Indian national team has already finished his professional career in cricket, he is still the richest in the world. His lifestyle and wealth are often topics on the news about cricket and cricket stars. His accomplishments got him the title “God of Cricket”: he is the only player in history to have 100 centuries in international cricket. This made him the highest-paid player. His net worth is estimated at 170 million dollars. It mostly comes from ad deals with world-famous brands such as Pepsi, BMW, and Adidas.
- MS Dhoni
Another cricket legend who earned millions of dollars during his professional career and continues doing so after retirement is Mahendra Dhoni. His net worth is 111 million dollars. As with any other famous sportsman, his income mainly comes from brand deals. It was reported that Dhoni receives around 30 million dollars a year for promoting a brand and being an ambassador.
- Virat Kohli
Any cricket fan knows this name. Virat Kohli, a current captain for the Indian team, is one of the best batsmen in the world. Moreover, he is one of the highest-paid sportsmen in India. His net worth is 92 million dollars. He spends his money mostly on cars and luxurious mansions. It is reported that Kohli owns a house in each major Indian city as Mumbai and Delhi.
- Jacques Kallis Net
The number four on our list is a South African all-rounder. He is often referred to as the best all-rounder in the history of international cricket. He has scored almost 26000 runs. His net worth is 70 million dollars. It has significantly grown during the last five years due to profitable brand deals. For example, in 2017 he became an ambassador for Advanced Hair Studio India. He has also worked with such companies as Nike and Coca-Cola.
- Ricky Ponting
This Australian cricketer and former captain occupies the fifth place. His list of accomplishments speaks for itself: he has played in 560 international matches and made 27000 runs. He is also the only captain who has won in two consecutive World Cups. Due to the popularity and recognition of Ricky Ponting, many companies see him as a valuable instrument for marketing. For example, Australian cricketers endorsed such brands as Valvoline, Adidas, Pura Milk, Rexona, etc. Despite being retired, his net worth is still very high: 65 million dollars.
- Brian Lara
Brian Lara is a skilled cricketer who played for the team of West Indies. He is one of the top batsmen in the history of the sport. During his career, he made 21000 runs and participated in 430 international matches. Brian Lara was the person who helped raise the popularity of cricket as well as improving the economy of the West Indies Cricket Board. His net worth is estimated at 60 million dollars. He owns several houses in India as well as a collection of expensive sports cars.
- Shane Warne
He is a legend of Australian cricket. His performance as a leg-spinner was phenomenal. He made over 1000 wickets in international cricket which made him the most successful bowler of Australia. His popularity scored him a lot of brand deals. He was the ambassador for such brands as Pepsi and McDonald’s. His current net worth is 50 million dollars.
- Virender Sehwag
Net worth — 40 million dollars.
- Shane Watson
Net worth — 40 million dollars.
- Yuvraj Singh
Net Worth — 35 million dollars.