The 10 Wealthiest Cricketers Of The World

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Indian Premier League (IPL) took the popularity of cricket to a new height where it becomes the most popular sport in the world. IPL is known for its speed and its players are known for their skills. They are professional sportsmen playing for cricket and money. Like footballers, they are also offered huge sums.

Cricketers also earn large amounts in dealings with brands. They promote businesses and get paid according to their popularity. Since they are popular worldwide, they get branding offers from international brands. Also, they keep making money from endorsements even after retirement from professional cricket.

Here’s the list of richest cricketers in the world

10. Steve Smith (Australia)

Born: 2 June 1989, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia

Active: 2010-Present

Batting: Right-handed

Bowling: Right-arm leg spin

Net Worth: $30 million

Most of his income comes from IPL matches that he started playing in 2010. He was first bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore after which he kept changing IPL teams according to the offers. Soon his popularity soared and he became an influencer with over 3 million followers on Instagram. In addition to cricket, he earns money from brand endorsements. He is associated with Gillette, Fit Bit, Commonwealth Bank, and other big brands.

9. Yuvraj Singh (India)

Born: 12 December 1981, Chandigarh, India

Active: 2000-2017

Batting: Left-handed

Bowling: Slow left-arm

Net Worth: $35 million

Yuvraj Singh was a charismatic player known for hitting six sixes and match-winning strokes. He was a youth icon and the brands were quick to recognize his popularity. Yuvi as he was popularly called in the media entertained cricket fans throughout his career. He captained IPL team Kings XI Punjab in the first two seasons. In addition to making money, he also runs a charity organization YouWeCan to help cancer patients.

8. Virender Sehwag (India)

Born: 20 October 1978, Najafgarh, Delhi, India

Active: 1999-2013

Batting: Right-handed

Bowling: Right arm off break

Net Worth: $40 million

Virender Sehwag always opened the innings with Sachin Tendulkar. They were the two players who shared the responsibility of making the score. Virender took retirement after playing international cricket and IPL in 2013 and opened an educational institution on the outskirts of Delhi. But he still endorses brands and gets handsomely paid for the endorsements. He became more popular after retirement.

7. Shane Warne (Australia)

Born: 13 September 1969, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Died: 4 March 2022, Ko Samui, Thailand

Active: 1992-2007

Batting: Right-handed

Bowling: Right-arm leg break

Net Worth: $50 million

Shane Warne was a legendary cricketer and this is evident from the awards and recognitions he received from the world of sports. He was voted one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century in 2000. He also played in IPL for Rajasthan Royals and led the team to victory in the first season. He captained Rajasthan Royals for four seasons and left IPL in 2011.

6. Brian Lara (West Indies)

Born: 2 May 1969, Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago

Active: 1990-2007

Batting: Left-handed

Bowling: Right-arm leg break

Net Worth: $60 million

Brian Lara was a batsman of the stature of the best batsmen in the world. He was a run-scoring machine as he never stopped making runs. Today he has multiple records including seven centuries in eight first-class innings to his name. Also, his first century was 375 runs and the last was 501 runs not out.

5. Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

Born: 16 October 1975, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Active: 1995-2014

Batting: Right-handed

Bowling: Right arm fast-medium

Net Worth: $70 million

The first player to score 10,000 runs and take 200 wickets in ODI and Test cricket, Jacques Kallis is rightly called one of the greatest all-rounders in the world of cricket. He also joined IPL as a coach and batting consultant for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2015. Later he became a batting consultant first for South Africa (2019) and then for England (2020).

4. Ricky Ponting (Australia)

Born: 19 December 1974, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Active: 1995-2012

Batting: Right-handed

Bowling: Right-arm medium

Net Worth: $75 million

Ricky Ponting has a fascinating career in cricket. He made both runs and dollars with his playing style, coaching, and brand endorsements. In 2003, he was the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World and was voted one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2006. He also joined IPL as a coach for Mumbai Indians and helped the team win the 2015 championship.

3. Virat Kohli (India)

Born: 5 November 1988, Delhi, India

Active: 2008-Present

Batting: Right-handed

Bowling: Right-arm medium

Net Worth: $112 million

Virat Kohli is a cricketer, brand ambassador, and social media influencer and he charges a whopping 8.9 crores for each post on Instagram. In IPL, he captained the Royal Challengers Bangalore for eight seasons but failed to win trophies for his team. But his popularity continued to soar and today he stands on number third in the list of the richest cricketers in the world.

2. MS Dhoni (India)

Born: 7 July 1981, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Active: 2004-2019

Batting: Right-handed

Bowling: Right-arm medium

Net Worth: $115 million

The most successful captain, MS Dhoni is the second richest cricketer in the world. After Kapil Dev, it was MS Dhoni who brought the World Cup to India. Today there is hardly anyone who doesn’t recognize his contribution to cricket. Also, he was the most expensive player in IPL in the first season.

1. Sachin Tendulkar (India)

Born: 24 April 1973, Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Active: 1989-2013

Batting: Right-handed

Bowling: Right-arm leg break

Net Worth: $170 million

Sachin Tendulkar deserves to be on the top of the list of richest cricketers in the world. He holds the record for making the highest runs in Test cricket. Also, he scored the highest runs in international cricket. You can keep counting his scores and records. He was also associated with IPL for a brief period. In addition to playing cricket, he is also a successful businessman. He has two restaurants in Mumbai and a sports management organization.  

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