In this article, we will take a look at the five richest cricketers and their net worth.
Who has not heard the name of Brian Lara? The left-handed batsman from the Caribbean was the greatest cricketer during his playing days from 1990-2007. He dominated the cricketing world throughout his career spanning 17 years and clinched many records to his name including his record of unbeaten 400 runs against England in Test cricket, which remains unbeaten. In a total of 430 matches across the formats, the southpaw scored 22,340 runs to go with 53 centuries and 111 half-centuries.
Throughout his career, Brain Lara, who is known as ‘Prince of Port of Spain,’ has earned an ample amount of money and his current net worth is INR 484 crores. The 52-year-old was long associated with Tyre brand MRF who would have paid him a staggering amount of money. He also tried his hands at golf and had huge success in that sport as well and is also an owner of a luxurious home in Trinidad.
Ricky Ponting’s name has been etched as one of the most successful captains in the history of cricket. The right-handed batsman led Australia to two World Cup titles and tasted a lot of success during his playing days from 1995 to 2012. Apart from his captaincy stint, he broke several records with his individual performance. Throughout his career spanning 17 years, the former Australian skipper scored 27,483 runs across the formats in 560 matches to go with 71 centuries and 146 half-centuries.
During his playing days, Ponting has earned huge amounts of money along with other various sources. After calling time on his career, he joined the commentary panel and is currently assistant coach of the men’s national team and head coach of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. There’s no doubt in that Ponting should be in the list of richest cricketers as the former Aussie skipper has a net worth of around INR 492 crores.
Apart from earning hefty amount of money from the sport the ‘ Punter’ is also associated with big brands like Valvoline, Adidas, Rexona, who might be paying him a whooping amount of money. He also owns an expensive house (INR 69.8 Crores) in Melbourne that has a lot of luxuries in it including a private theatre, a pool, a billiard room, and a full-sized tennis court.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is also among the richest cricketers in the world. The right-handed batsman has been one of the greatest batsman the cricketing World has ever witnessed. The 32-year-old averages over 50 in all formats of the game and is breaking numerous records along the way. His name falls in the A+ grade of BCCI contracts and also earns a whopping amount from the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Virat Kohli is the only cricketer whose brand value gets increasing day by day. The RCB skipper earns a whopping amount for endorsing some of the high-end brands like Puma, Audi, MRF, Colgate-Palmolive, Tissot and many other. Apart from the endorsements he has his own fashion brands Wrogn and One8 and has a net worth of INR 696 Crores and according to some reports he earned INR 196 crores last year through advertisements only. The Indian skipper along with his wife Anushka Sharma also earns a luxury 7171 sq ft apartment in Mumbai which costs 36 crores.
The only skipper to win all the ICC trophies, MS Dhoni is considered as the most successful captain in the history of the game. He led India to ICC T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup 2011, and Champions Trophy victories during his stint as an Indian captain. Apart from his captaincy stint, he scored 17,266 runs for the country in 538 matches across the formats to go with 16 centuries and 108 half-centuries in his career.
Though MS Dhoni believes in low-key life he stands second in the list of the richest cricketers in the world. The wicketkeeper-batsman has a net worth of INR 840 Crores. Apart from earning money from the sport, the former Indian skipper is endorsed with various brands like Reebok, TVS Motors, Red Bus, Sony Bravia, Lays, Snickers, GoDaddy, Orient, Gulf Oil. He also is the owner of a luxurious house in Ranchi which has a lot of areas and also a separate garage for bikes and cars. Dhoni was also listed under 100 ‘Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine.
Whenever there’s a cricket talk, Sachin Tendulkar’s name is the first thing a person hears. The right-handed batsman is the main reason why Indian cricket is at the top level as many cricketers idolise him and have shown many players away. In his illustrious career spanning 24 years, the prolific Indian batter has scored 34,357 across the formats to go with 100 centuries. The Mumbaikar has clinched almost every record to his name some of which are still unbroken.
Sachin Tendulkar’s career earned him a lot of money. The 48-year-old is the richest cricketer in the world and has a net worth of whopping 870 Crores. The former Indian cricketer has been associated with global brands like Phillips, Britannia, VISA, BMW, Pepsi, Luminous, Adidas, Canon, Castrol, etc along with a long association with the tyre brand MRF. Apart from his partnerships with brands the ‘God of cricket’ owns a five-floor mansion, in which he along with his wife stays at the top. The second and the third floor is for his two children and guests respectively while the ground floor in his house is reserved for all his trophies and honours.