Chris Gayle calls himself “Universe Boss” and has played like a boss in his whole career so far. The Jamaican maniac is 42-year-old and still is going strong in the international arena and will donning the maroon jersey in this year’s World T20. Gayle’s name only is enough to terrify any opposition but he is a very fun-loving person in real life. He is a great ambassador of cricket and can be called the godfather of T20 cricket as he holds almost every record in T20 cricket.
Chris Gayle is from Jamaica and his father was a policeman. His father played a crucial role in his career and was the one to recognize his talent. Surprisingly Gayle credits his first cricket club “Lucas Cricket Club” as one of the most crucial parts of his career and believes it wouldn’t have been cricket if it was not Lucas Cricket Club’s contribution in enhancing his skills.
He made his debut in 1999 for the West Indies and has been part of 3 decades now but is still going strong in international cricket. Gayle is the only cricketer left who made his debut in the 90s and is still playing international cricket. Gayle has won many trophies with the West Indies and the most memorable came in 2006 when he won the Champions Trophy.
Chris Gayle has created marvelous records in every format but in T20s, he is just phenomenal. Gayle has won almost every trophy both in franchise cricket and international cricket and also won every personal accolade. Gayle wants to play till 45 age and given his current form, he surely can make it to 45 age.
Apart from cricket, Chris Gayle is a charismatic character who likes to party hard after matches and keeps things very simple and charming. He is a very very successful entrepreneur and has excelled in almost every industry which he has entered. In this article, we will look at his net worth, luxurious lifestyle, and other things.
Chris Gayle Net Worth
Chris Gayle is one of the biggest names in international cricket and his brand value is really high. His net worth is around 39 million dollars which are 287 crores in Indian rupees. Gayle plays in almost every franchise cricket league and a major chunk of income is generated through match fees and contracts but he is also a successful entrepreneur which also gives him good earnings through his various investments.
Chris Gayle Net Worth over the years
|Year||Net Worth (in rupees)|
Let’s now go into details of Chris Gayle’s net worth.
Chris Gayle’s Source of Income
Chris Gayle loves IPL and rates it as one of the World’s best leagues in terms of everything. He has found himself in hot water many times because of choosing IPL over West Indies many times. He has been part of IPL since its beginning and began his career with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008 for 3.2 crores. He featured in 3 three seasons but couldn’t have the impact everyone thought he would have.
The biggest turnaround came in 2011, initially, he was unsold for the IPL auction but came as the replacement of Dirk Nannes in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad, and the rest is history. He immediately made an instant impact and scored a century in his very first game against his former team Kolkata Knight Riders.
He was the most valuable player that season and even won orange caps in 2011 and in 2012. Gayle played 7 seasons for Royal Challengers Bangalore and was even retained in 2014 auctions for 7.5 crores. His form dipped after 2014 but still had a good impact in many matches for them.
Gayle then was released ahead of the 2018 mega auctions. He went unsold in the first round but was bought by Kings XI Punjab for base price. He currently plays for them and is also likely to be part of next year’s mega auction.
|Year||Salary (in rupees)|
Other T20 and T10 Leagues
Chris Gayle is a T20 icon and has featured in almost every T20 and T10 league around the world. Fans love him and because of his brand value, he is always one of the first picks of every team in every league.
|Caribbean Premier League||Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots|
|Ram Slam T20 League||Highveld Lions|
|Big Bash League||Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Thunder|
|Bangladesh Premier League||Barisal Burners, Dhaka Gladiators, Barisal Bulls, Chittagong Vikings, Rangpur Riders|
|Pakistan Super League||Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators|
|Global T20 League||Brampton Wolves|
|Afghanistan Premier League||Balkh Legends|
|Mzansi Super League||Jozi Stars|
|Global T20 League||Vancouver Knights|
Chris Gayle’s Brand Endorsements
Chris Gayle has a very big brand value and brands all over the world want to be associated with him. He is the brand ambassador of many Indian brands also and generates a big amount of money through. His huge popularity and extravagant lifestyle also help him to land many brand endorsements.
- Royal Stag
- 10 CRIC
- Daniel Kisel
Chris Gayle Social Media Appearance
Chris Gayle is from Jamaica and his calypso flair reflects on his social media handle. He has a very fun-loving personality and likes to party hard. He posts stories every day about his daily happenings and loves to interact with his fans. His charisma and personality is the main reason behind his sky touching popularity worldwide.
|Social Media Platform||Followers|
|3.8 million followers|
|4.7 million followers|
|13.5 million followers|
Just Like Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle is also a pop music fan and always had a dream of becoming a professional pop music artist. He released his first song called “We Come Out To Part” in 2020 under Dancehall music productions. Since then he has made many songs with many renowned artists like Emiway Bantai. He now has launched his own music company named “Triple Century Records” and will be releasing his latest song in which he would be seen wearing a turban. List of his songs are:
- We Come Out To Party (2020)
- Out a di Park (2021)
- Oh Mama (2021)
- Train Line (2021)
- Blessings (2021)
- Wack We a Wack (2021)
- Jamaica to India (2020)
- Punjabi Daddy (2021- upcoming)
- Living di Life (2020)
Chris Gayle Cars, Super Bike, and Yachats
Chris Gayle lives a luxurious lifestyle and has some prestigious cars in his collection. He loves fast-end cars. Gayle is often seen driving his big-price cars in Jamaica and also owns a customized gold-plated Bentley car. He loves beaches and also owns a big luxurious Yacht worth one million dollars.
|Bentley||24 Carat Gold Universe Boss Bentley||3.6 crores +|
|Mercedes Benz||Mercedes Benz GL 63 AMG||90 Lakhs +|
|Audi||Audi R8||44 Lakhs +|
|Ferrari||Unknown||4 crores +|
|Harley Davidson||Harley Davidson FXSTSB Bad Boy||10 Lakhs +|
Chris Gayle’s Property
Chris Gayle owns a luxurious mansion in his hometown in Jamaica worth 22 crores. He hosts many parties at his home and it is a 3 story mansion that includes a bar, gym, swimming pool, gaming room, spa, etc. He also owns many penthouses across Caribbean islands which are worth more than 10 crores.
Chris Gayle’s Investment
Chris Gayle is not only a very successful person on the cricket field but beyond the boundaries also, he has tasted success. He is a very successful entrepreneur and has invested in many start-ups. Gayle has invested in many Indian start-ups like IONA Entertainment, FlippAR.
He also runs a chain of bars names “The Triple Century Bar 333” in Jamaica which is very successful and popular. Gayle recently also launched his own music production company named “Triple Century Records” after his debut in the music pop industry.
- IONA Entertainment
- Spartan Sports
- The Triple Century 333 Bar
- Triple Century Records
Personal life and Family life of Chris Gayle
1. Family and Personal info
Chris Gayle was born on 21st September 1979 in Jamaica. His father was a policeman and his mother was a street vendor. He had 5 siblings and living was tough in a small house. Gayle completed his schooling at Excelsior High School but didn’t study further and joined Lucas Cricket Academy to pursue his dream of becoming a cricketer.
|Full name||Christopher Henry Gayle|
|Date of Birth||21st September 1979|
|Birth Place||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Domestic Cricket debut||1998 for Jamaica|
|IPL Debut||22 May 2008 v Delhi Daredevils|
|TEST Debut||16 March 2000 v Zimbabwe|
|ODI Debut||11 September 1999 v India|
|T20I Debut||16 February 2006 v New Zealand|
2. Favourite Things: Hobbies, Friends, etc
|Best Friend||Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard|
|Nickname||Universe Boss, The Boss, Gayle force, Gayle Storm, World Boss, Master Storm, Six Machine|
|Autobiography||Six Machine: I Don’t Like Cricket…I Love It|
|Favorite Social media platform|
|Favorite food||Sea Food, Ackee, and Salt Fish|
|Favorite Current Cricketer||Nicholas Pooran|
|Favorite Cricketer||Brian Lara|
|Favorite Sportsperson||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Favorite Club||Manchester United|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Dancing, Party freak|
|Favorite Stadium||Kingston Oval|
3. Affairs and Marriage
Chris Gayle is married to Natasha Berridge and is blessed with one daughter. He met her during an after-match party and after dating for a long time, he decided to tie the knot in 2009. Despite being a fan of the flamboyant lifestyle, he specifically never made headlines for affairs and other stuff. He loves his daughter and often posts pictures of his loving family.
Chris Gayle Controversies
- In 2005, he was caught in a dispute with the West Indies cricket board over his sponsorship deal with Cables and Wireless which also was West Indies title sponsor which was a conflict of interest.
- In 2008, Chris Gayle missed a few series for West Indies before the start of IPL’s inaugural season which led to massive criticism.
- During 2009 year, Before World T20 Chris Gayle was captain of the West Indies side but Gayle openly revealed that he didn’t want to captain West Indies anymore as it affected his game.
- In 2011, Chris Gayle was again in hot water for missing the series against Australia because of the IPL.
- In 2016, Chris Gayle was caught flirting with Australian anchor Mel Mclaughlin on camera which was objectionable and led to a penalty on him.
Stats of Chris Gayle career
Achievements of Chris Gayle
- Chris Gayle is the most capped player of the West Indies.
- He is the only cricketer to hit 300 in Test, 200 in ODI and 100 in T20I
- He was the highest run-getter in the 2006 Champions Trophy.
- He is the only Cricketer to hit six of the first ball in Test cricket.
- Gayle has hit the most number of sixes in International cricket.
- He is the all time highest run scorer of Champions Trophy.
- He has won 2 World T20 with West Indies.
- He has hit most sixes in World Cups.
- He was first to score a double century in the World Cup.
- He is the all time run scorer in T20 cricket.
Unknown Facts about Chris Gayle
- Chris Gayle’s father was a Policeman.
- He has even played in the Zimbabwe T20 League.
- Chris Gayle also runs his academy which gives coaching for underprivileged kids in Jamaica.
- Chris Gayle is very good friends with Jamaican star Usain Bolt.
- Chris Gayle holds the joint fastest T20 fifty record.
- He wants to play till the age of 45.
- Chris Gayle considers himself as the greatest of all time.
- Chris Gayle launched his autobiography in 2016.
- Raheem Sterling is a huge fan of Chris Gayle.
FAQs about Chris Gayle
Ans- Nicholas Pooran
Ans- Kolkata Knight Riders
Ans- No, He is not completely retired from International Cricket yet.
Ans- Yes, he was captain of the West Indies from 2009 to 2011.
Ans- He has only one daughter named Kris-Allyna Gayle.
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