10 richest cricketers in the world

With extreme popularity, cricket is turning more commercial and money laundering business. Cricketers are getting more popularity and their source of income is increasing with different endorsements.

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10 richest cricketers in the world

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With extreme popularity, cricket is turning more commercial and money laundering business. Cricketers are getting more popularity and their source of income is increasing with different endorsements.

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Slowly and steadily cricket became one of the most popular sports globally and extremely successful. And with popularity and fame came tons of money. Cricket these days became way too commercial than before and needless to say, cricketers earn a lot and it reflects in their net worth and lifestyle. SportzPoint.com and Bluechip.io present you with the list of the top 10 richest cricketers in the world.

1. Sachin Tendulkar:

Sachin Tendulkar: 10 richest cricketers in the world | SportzPoint.com
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The God of cricket always makes sure to stop all sorts of cricketing records and this list is no exception. With a total net worth of $170 million, he holds the present top position of the richest cricketers in the world. He has worked and is still working with many recognizable and international brands like BMW, Adidas, Philips, Pepsi, Castrol, etc. He is the owner of the properties worth 520 crores. Also, he is the first-ever cricketer who scored a deal of 100 crores after being the brand ambassador of MRF tires. He also co-owns Tamil Thalaivas, a Pro Kabaddi League team. He is also working on supporting and benefitting lesser popular sports in India.

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2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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The former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the s richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of over $111 million. He retired from all forms of International Cricket on 15 August 2020 and before that he gave his best to take the Indian cricket team to the most successful and prestigious levels. Under his captaincy, the team won to Asia Cup and all three ICC trophies. The mentor of the Indian team in the upcoming T20 World Cup is working and endorsing different brands since the beginning of his international career.

Dhoni was the brand ambassador of Reebok for approximately eight years. He has probably worked with and endorsed every brand that you know of like Orient, Indigo Paints, RedBus, Bharat Matrimony, GoDaddy, SRMB Steel, Oreo, Dream11, Gulf Oil India, TVS Motors, Lays, Colgate and the list can continue to infinity. He has also his share of investment in the ISL team Chennaiyin FC. Also, he is the owner of his fashion brand ‘Se7en’. The source of his income from the field of cricket is the 15 crores rupees per year contract with Chennai Super Kings in IPL as he is a captain of CSK. Lastly, he was mentioned on the list of the highest-paid athletes by Forbes in the year 2018.

3. Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the best cricketers of all time and there is no uncertainty that every other big-brand wants to work with him. According to Forbes, he is the wealthiest Indian cricketer of this year and is the most marketable as well. With a net worth of over 92 million dollars, Virat Kohli is in probably every other TV ad. Through his determination and hard work, he has established himself as a national icon, and no wonder why he is seen in probably every other ad. Also being the most followed Asian on Instagram, he earns a humongous amount from his endorsements and posts on Instagram.

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The Indian captain is also the highest-paid IPL player ever with the contract of 17 crore rupees with the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise. He has worked with prestigious companies like Audi India, Google, Manyavar, Pepsi, Hero Moto Corp, Colgate, etc since 2015 in a 5-year contract. Other brands he is endorsing are MRF, Puma, Myntra, MPL, Tissot, Shyam Steel, etc. Also in 2018, he became the brand ambassador of Uber. Wrogn and One8 are his fashion lines. He also co-owns the ISL football team FC Goa. Lastly, he is the only cricketer to be included in Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes globally.

4. Ricky Ponting

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The fourth richest cricketer at this moment is the Australian former captain Ricky Ponting. With an extremely memorable and successful cricket career, he won 3 consecutive World cups and also was part of the team during some of his best times and international matches. With a net worth of over 70 million dollars, he endorsed brands like Puma, Rexona, Adidas, Valvoline, Pura Milk, Kookaburra bats. The former cricketer launched his wine label that goes by the name Ponting Wines with a collaboration with a popular Australian winemaker. Also, he worked as a commentator for Channel 9. Lastly, he is the head coach of the Delhi capitals franchise in IPL.

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5. Brian Lara

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Next on this list is the former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara. He is one of the greatest cricketers in cricket history and had his own conventional and classy batting style. With over 21,000 runs in international cricket, he is the record holder of the highest score as an individual batter and the second-highest run-scorer in cricket history. He was the brand ambassador of MRF that helped him to gain international fame and popularity. He did brand endorsements with Chittagong Kings. Lara featured as covers in magazines like Cricinfo, Wisden Cricket Monthly, etc. Another interesting thing about this cricketer is that he earned from a few magazines that had his signatures and it got sold for $200.

6. Shane Warne

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Next up on the list of 10 richest cricketers in the world is the former Australian cricketer Shane Warne. The legendary leg spinner is globally popular for his wicket-taking skills. He retired from international cricket long back and still he is continuing to be one of the richest cricketers globally with a net worth of $50 million. He is a national icon rather an idol for the Australian Cricket fans. Presently, he is working as a commentator on the Nine Network. He was also the captain of the Rajasthan Royals franchise in IPL and is the present team mentor of the same team. He endorsed brands like Pepsi, McDonald’s, Victoria Bitter, etc.

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7. Jacques Kallis

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The former South African cricketer Jacques Kallis holds the 7th position on this list with a net worth of 48 million dollars. Most o of his net worth comes from the time he played professional and international cricket. Presently he is the cricket coach for the South Africa cricket team and also the batting consultant of the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise in IPL. He is one of the most key reasons behind the success and victory of KKR. Apart from being a successful all-rounder, he is also a very successful coach. In 2017 he became the brand ambassador of Advanced Hair Studio.

8. Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag:  He has a net worth of $40 Million | SportzPoint.com
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Virender Sehwag, the former Indian opener and captain holds the 8th position on this list with a net worth of 40 million dollars. Fans love and admire him for his aggressive batting and playing in a fearless method. Apart from playing international cricket, he played for Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab franchise in IPL. In his IPL career of 8 years, he was the captain of Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab. Presently he is working as a commentator. Also, he was the brand ambassador for the brand Hero. He also works and endorses international brands like Samsung, Adidas, Reebok, etc. Lastly, he launched his own activewear and sportswear brand “VS by Sehwag” on August 3 this year.

9. Yuvraj Singh

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Next up on this list of richest cricketers in the world, is Yuvraj Singh with a net worth of over 35 million dollars. The former Indian all-rounder had a great cricket career and was a strong pillar of the Indian cricket team. His contribution to the 2011 world cup despite being sick was one of the most important factors behind India’s historical victory. The batter to hit six sixes in an over endorsed brand fly Pepsi, LG, Reebok, Royal Mega Stag, Cadbury, Laureus, and Benz, etc. He also started a foundation, “YouWeCan” to support cancer treatment and other social causes as well. Also, he started his fashion label “YWC” which is a sports and lifestyle brand. On July 21, he launched his brand’s second Store in Mohali, Chandigarh.

Read also: 4 players to six sixes in an over in international cricket

10. Shane Watson

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The last but not the least cricketer on this list is Shane Watson with over 30 million dollars. He had a remarkable cricketing career and contributed a lot to the Australian Cricket team. The batter executed skills and caliber of hitting huge sixes and thrashing bowlers. He was a renowned all-rounder with the skills of fiery batting and controlled bowling. Also, he was the most expensive player of the 2016 IPL auction where he was bought for 9.5 crore rupees by RCB. He announced his retirement from international cricket in 2016 but is still playing different T20 leagues. Some of his brand endorsements are Gunn & Moore, TAG Heuer, Asics, Golden Circle, American Express, BEON Performance, etc. He still continues his association with some of these brands.

RankCricketersNet Worth
1Sachin Tendulkar$170 Million (₹1090 Crore)
2MS Dhoni$111 Million (₹767 Crore)
3Virat Kohli$92 Million (₹638 Crore)
4Ricky Ponting $70 Million (₹500 Crore)
5Brian Lara$60 Million (₹415 Crore)
6Shane Warne$50 Million (₹346 Crore)
7Jacques Kallis$48 Million (₹339 Crore)
8Virender Sehwag$40 Million (₹277 Crore)
9Yuvraj Singh$35 Million (₹245 Crore)
10Shane Watson$30 Million (₹210 Crore)

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