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List of Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World

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Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World: Cricket is one of the fastest developing sport in history. The game had its inception through Test Cricket and then quickly adapted itself to the ODI and T-20 format. The limited-overs cricket was highly appreciated and enjoyed by the spectators. This made the game flourish and cricket grew rich with World Cups and domestic T-20 leagues.

The Cricketers make a lot of money through the game. Apart from the match fees and additional benefits, many cricketers endorse various brands and earn through public relations campaigns. Here is the list of Top 10 richest cricketers in the world:

Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World 

#10 Shane Watson, Australia 

$30 Million (Rs. 210 Crore)

Shane Watson
Shane Watson

Shane Watson is one of Australia’s most successful cricketers in every format. He played an important hand in Australia’s Champions Trophy victory in 2009. Watson is a dashing all-rounder who possesses explosive batting techniques. Watson had a decorated career in which he scored 10,950 runs and claimed 281 wickets in 307 International matches.

With a net worth of $30 Million (Rs. 210 Crores), Shane Watson is the 10th richest cricketer in the world. Watson endorses many Australian brands and claims hefty compensation for a bunch of domestic T-20 leagues. In the 2016 season of IPL, Watson bagged a two-year contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 9.5 crores per year.

#9 Yuvraj Singh, India

$35 Million (Rs. 245 Crore)

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh

The diligent man from India, Yuvraj Singh had a magnificent career for the national team. Yuvraj Singh played an important hand in India’s World Cup victory in 2011 and was adjudged the Man of the Series. He gained popularity for his six sixes of six balls to Stuart Broad at the T-20 World Cup.

Yuvraj Singh is the 9th richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of $35 Million which is equal to Rs. 245 Crores. Yuvraj Singh has launched his brand known as YouWe Can. In the 2014 season of IPL, Yuvraj Singh was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 16 Crore.

#8 Virender Sehwag, India

$40 Million (Rs. 277 Crore)

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag was one of India’s most fierce and aggressive batsmen who was highly praised for his spectacular batting at the start. A fearless batsman, Sehwag was a part of India’s World Cup-winning side in 2011. He represented Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils at the IPL.

Sehwag enjoys a comfortable retired life as he endures a massive net worth of $40 Million (Rs. 277 Crores). Sehwag is a part of BCCI’s commentary team and was the brand ambassador of Hero Motors for a brief period. He opened a school for the disabled which is currently operational.

#7 Jacques Kallis, South Africa

$48 Million (Rs. 339 Crore)

Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis is one of the most successful South African cricketers who has held many records for the national team. Kallis has gained significant prestige while playing for the national team as he is one of the highest run-scorers in ODI’s and Test Cricket.

Kallis earned stupendously through his professional cricket career and has a net worth of $48 Million or Rs. 339 Crore. Kallis played for the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise and took them to a couple of victories. He endorses the Advanced Hair Solution brand and is the coach of the South African team.

#6 Shane Warne, Australia 

$50 Million (Rs. 346 Crore)

Shane Warne
Shane Warne

The Spin King Shane Warne has managed to perform brilliantly for the Australian national side and has picked up more than 500 international wickets. He is a national legend and the Australian fans idolize him. Warne led Rajasthan Royals to their first victory at the inaugural season of IPL.

Warne retired from international cricket a long time ago but still is amongst the richest cricketers in the world. Warne is the 6th richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of $50 Million. He endorses various brands such as McDonald’s, Victoria Bitter, and Pepsi.

#5 Brian Lara, West Indies

$60 Million (Rs.415 Crore)

Brian Lara
Brian Lara

Brian Lara is a former Caribbean batsman who was popular for his elegant batting. Lara had a glorious career as he scored over 21,000 runs in International cricket and holds the record of highest individual score of 400. He was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2012.

Lara has a net worth of $60 Million (Rs. 415 crores) and is the 5th richest cricketer in the world. In his professional career, he endorsed the MRF Tyre brand through which he gained tremendous popularity. He runs the Pearl and Bunty Lara Foundation and has also participated in many golf tours.

#4 Ricky Ponting, Australia 

$70 Million (Rs. 500 Crore)

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting

The Aussies have earned quite a lot in their professional career as the skipper turns out to be the third one to feature in the list. Ricky Ponting was the former Australian captain Ricky who succeeded in bagging consecutive world cups for the national team.

Ponting endorses many brands like Adidas, Valvoline, and Kookaburra which helped him to become the 4th richest cricketer in the world. His net worth is $70 Million (Rs. 500 Crore) and is currently a part of the commentator’s team and the coach of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals

#3 Virat Kohli, India

$92 Million (Rs. 638 Crore)

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is a stylish Indian cricketer who enjoys tremendous popularity across the globe. He is the best batsman in the world and certainly the most marketable athlete too. Kohli has scored over 10,000 international with 70 centuries and at an average of 59.5. Virat Kohli has become a brand himself as he enjoys millions of followers on social media.

Virat Kohli is the 3rd richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of $92 Million (Rs. 638 Crore). He is the highest-paid Indian cricketer at the IPL after he extended his contract with the Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 17 Crore. He is the brand ambassador of top luxury brands including Audi, Puma, MRF, Hero, Colgate, Tissot, etc.

#2 MS Dhoni, India

$111 Million (Rs. 767 Crore)

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the most reputed Indian Cricketer was the captain of the national team who led the team to a victory at the 2011 World Cup, 2013 Champion Trophy, and 2007 T-20 World Cup. Dhoni holds several records that include batting as well as wicket-keeping. MS Dhoni leads the Chennai Super Kings franchise at IPL.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the 2nd richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of $111 Million (Rs. 767 Crore). Dhoni has enjoyed privileged fame throughout his career and he advertises several popular brands including Reebok, TVs, Lays, Gulf Oil, Orient Fans, etc. Dhoni has a share in ISL Team Chennaiyin FC and has a 15 Crore contract with IPL team CSK.

#1 Sachin Tendulkar, India

$170 Million (Rs. 1090 Crore)

 

The God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar has the most praiseworthy cricketing career. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of the highest run-scorer in international cricket and the only batsman to score 100 centuries. Tendulkar made his debut at a very young age of 19 and was a part of the World Cup-winning team of 2011.

Sachin Tendulkar is the richest cricketer in the world. Through his professional career, he has managed to accumulate a wealth of $170 Million (Rs. 1090 Crore). He is the brand ambassador of numerous companies like MRF, Pepsi, Luminous, BMW, Canon, etc. He is the current mentor of Mumbai Indians and owner of Kerala Blasters.

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