|Cricketer (Right-hand batter)
|Monthly income and salary
|58 Crore (Approx)
|Total Net Worth
|1050 Crore 126 Million $ (Approx)
|12 February 2024
Virat Kohli is one of the greats in Indian and World Cricket. The man from Delhi has been on an upward rise since he won an Under19 World title in 2007 at Kurla Lumpur Malaysia. Kohli soon rose to stardom and made his ODI debut in the Indian senior team on 18 August 2008.
Before that Kohli was picked up in the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) auction by the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in a special draft which was done for the players of the World Cup-winning 2008 Under-19 side.
Kohli was not picked for Delhi Capitals (DC) or Delhi Daredevils (DD) as it was called back then as they wanted a fast bowler. So DD went and picked up Pradeep Sanghwan. Kohli was snapped up by RCB and the rest was history as Kohli went on to make RCB and Bengaluru his second home in the years to follow.
The Right-hander then went on to lead the Indian Test side in 2014 in Australia in what was MS Dhoni’s last Test series. Kohli took over ODI captaincy from MS Dhoni in January 2017 in a home series against England.
The Delhi-born revitalised the Indian approach in Test cricket as the Men in Blue won many victories. India beat Australia in 2018 and also tied a Test series with England in 2021 under Kohli.
However, Virat Kohli won’t be playing any test match against England which is currently going on(IND vs ENG 2024), due to personal reasons, he had opted out for all 5 test matches.
Virat Kohli had a great inclination to the game from a young age. Kohli picked up a cricket bat at the tender age of 3 and asked his father Prem Kohli to bowl to him. Kohli was showing a lot of skill. Prem Kohli thought of enrolling Virat at the West Delhi Cricket Academy. Over there Kohli had his first interaction with Rajkumar Sharma.
Rajkumar went on to become his longtime coach. Rajkumar was impressed with the way Kohli threw the cricket ball and the technique that he had. Rajkumar also felt that there was a spark in Kohli which told him he would make it to the elite level in future.
Kohli never used to miss cricket practice and would travel long distances with his father so that he could play more matches to hone his technique.
As time passed Kohli developed a great array of shots and added a lot more spunk to his game. Kohli’s batting heroics were appreciated by the bowlers in Delhi’s circuit.
When Kohli played his first season of junior cricket, he scored 172 runs at an average of 34.40. Kohli was the highest run scorer for the Delhi side. Kohli then in 2003 -04 led the Under-15 side and scored 54 against Himachal Pradesh and helped Delhi win the match.
In the next match against Jammu and Kashmir, Kohli showed his class and scored 119. The game was conducted by the BCCI. When that season finished Kohli amassed 390 runs at an average of 78 which included two valuable tons.
In the 2004-05 edition of the Vijay Merchant Trophy, Kohli scored 470 runs. Kohli’s highest score was 251 runs. Following on, in the 2005-06 season, the right-hander scored 227 against Punjab early in the season.
Then in the semi-finals against Baroda Kohli played a match-winning knock of 228 runs. Delhi beat Mumbai in their last game to win the tournament. Kohli scored 757 runs in 11 games and was the tournament’s highest run-getter. The man from Delhi had an average of 84.11.
IPL Debut with Royal Challengers Bengaluru
Kohli was picked by Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the 2008 IPL in a special draft for the 2008 Under19 winning side. The then Under19 captain had made it to the big league. At that time RCB had players like Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Wasim Jaffer, Jaques Kallis, Zaheer Khan and many others. 2008 and 2009 were not Kohli’s best seasons in IPL. Kohli scored 165 runs in 12 games in IPL 2008 with the highest score of 38.
In 2009 Kohli had a comparatively better season as the right-hander scored 246 runs in 16 games and hit one half-century. In 2009, When Kevin Pietersen became RCB captain he struck a great friendship with him. From 2010 things started to change for Kohli as he began to score more runs and his IPL fortunes drastically turned a new leaf.
Kohli was made captain of the RCB in 2012 after half the season was done. Then in 2013 Kohli got into the full-time role as captain and led the RCB side until IPL 2022. Kohli has scored 7263 IPL runs in 237 games at an average of 37.25 with 7 Hundreds and 50 fifties. Kohli’s best IPL season came in 2016 when he amassed 973 runs and made four IPL centuries in the same edition. RCB came to the final and lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a close contest.
Virat Kohli Net Worth
|126 Million $ or 1050 Crore INR in 2024
|November 5, 1988
|Country of Origin
|Source of Wealth
|Professional Cricketer, IPL, Indian Team
|Feb 10 2024
As per reports, the former India captain’s net worth in 2024 is 126 million $ or 1050 Crore INR. Kohli’s major portion of Net Worth comes from his BCCI contracts in all three formats.
Then he also earns from the IPL every season which has been upwards of 13 crore from 2018 to 2024. Another contribution to Kohli’s Net Worth is his startups. Kohli invests in quite a few health and fitness startups being a big fitness freak himself.
Kohli has a 12 per cent stake in the ownership of FC Goa the football club in the Indian Super League. Kohli co-owns the club with Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan.
Coming to Kohli’s social media posts, Reports suggest that Kohli earns 8.9 crore from a single post on Instagram. When it comes to Twitter, the former RCB captain earns 2.5 Crore for each post on the social media site.
Virat Kohli Salary
Talking about Virat Kohli’s salary, a major part of it comes from playing for the Indian Team. Kohli gets 1.25 crore INR or 190,000$ as his retainer fees in the BCCI contract.
Kohli makes 5 Lakhs when he plays a Test match, 3 Lakhs when he plays an ODI and 1.5 Lakhs when he plays a T20 game for India. Kohli earns 2 Million $ in a year while playing for the Indian Team. Reports say that Kohli has a bonus amount of 5 Crores in his salary.
Then the other major part of it comes from playing in the IPL. Kohli has been getting paid 15 Crore per season from 2022 to 2024. Kohli’s IPL salary has seen an exponential rise over the years from 2008-2010 Kohli’s IPL salary was a mere 12Lakh back then.
Kohli also earns from advertisements that air during the IPL and also from his brand partnerships. One of the prominent examples is PUMA.
Virat Kohli’s IPL Salary Year Wise
Virat Kohli has been doing brand endorsements for a long time now. Kohli’s charges are highest among any athlete in India. He reportedly charges INR 2 crores per day for his shoots and brands are also happy to pay up any amount for him as he is the master key for any brand to attract customers. Surprisingly, he had a bad-boy image during the start of his career and no one could ever imagine that his bad-boy image would make him a fan favorite. Virat makes around 178 Crores per year through endorsements only and some of his current brand endorsements are:
- Fair and Lovely
- Flying Machine
- American Tourister
Virat Kohli Cars Collection
|Price (in rupees)
|Audi R8 LMS
|Audi R8 V10
|Audi A8 Quattro
|Bentley Flying Spur
|Land Rover Vogue
Kohli loves different sets of wheels and he has an obsession with cars. Here are the different models of cars he has with their prices and other data. Recently Kohli has not made any new purchases but he can be expected to do so in the future. With Kohli having a well-built Net worth and a steady flow of income, one can be assured that he will purchase many other high-end cars like the above in the coming years.
Virat Kohli House, Property, Assets
Virat Kohli is from Delhi but currently lives in Mumbai with his wife Anushka Sharma. He has houses at both places and both are valued in millions. He lives in Worli in a Sky Bungalow on the 34th Floor in the same building as Yuvraj Singh.
The Mumbai house is reported to have cost around INR 9 Crores He purchased that house after marrying Anushka and hired a renowned interior designer to design his house which cost 1.5 crores.
His Delhi house is also luxurious and his elder brother lives there with his mother and family. His Delhi house is estimated to be around INR 10 crores. Reports say that Kohli purchased a farmhouse in Alibaugh worth 19 Crore INR.
Virat Kohli Social Media
Virat Kohli has 1677 posts on Instagram and he has 266 Million Followers He is a global star and generates handsome money through social media too Virat Kohli reportedly charges INR 2.5 crores for promotional tweets.
For posts, reports say he earns 8.9 Crore from a single Instagram post. Apart from business things, he posts regularly on social media giving updates about hai daily schedule.
Virat Kohli’s Businesses and Investments
Virat Kohli has achieved a lot on the cricket field but has also touched many landmarks outside the cricket field. He has invested in many big successful startups and even runs his own businesses which gives him a good return.
Virat is a sports icon and most of his Investments are in the sports field only, like his sportswear and fashion brand WROGN which is a successful startup and even kit sponsors of teams like Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Meanwhile, Kohli also has restaurants under the One 18 branch and opened two outlets recently. One in Mumbai and one in Bengaluru. The One 18 restaurant in Mumbai served as an old Bungalow for Kishore Kumar Some of his startups are:
- Sports Convo
- Chysel Gym and Fitness Center
- One 18 Commune.
Virat Kohli’s Sports Teams
Virat Kohli is a big football fan and even before his matches, he plays football to warm up. He bought 12% stakes in the FC Goa team in Indian Super League and so far his team has been the most successful team of the Indian Super League.
His team was League champions in 2019 and became the first Indian club to play in the AFC Champions League. Virat also owns a team in the Tennis league named UAE in which Roger Federer played in the International Tennis Premier League.
Virat Kohli’s Family and Personal Info
|Date Of Birth
|5 November 1988
|Vikas Kohli (Elder brother), Bhavna (Elder sister)
|20 June 2011 v West Indies
|12 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
|18 August 2008 v Sri Lanka
|1050+ Crore INR
Favorite Things: Hobbies, Friends etc.
|Batsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh
|Butter Chicken, Sushi, Chole Bhature, Chole Kulche
|Arijit Singh, Gurdas Mann
|Favorite Football Team
|Favorite Football Player
|KL Rahul, Ravi Shastri, Shikhar Dhawan, AB de Villiers
Virat Kohli’s Affairs and Marriage
Virat Kohli was the most eligible bachelor of India till he met Anushka Sharma. They tied the knot after almost 5 years of relationship in 2017. Before Anushka Sharma came into Virat Kohli’s life, he dated many B-Town Hotties.
Virat is a hot, charming figure and everyone is crazy about him. He dated the likes of Sarah Dias, Tamannaah Bhatia, Izabelle Leite, Manish Bahl before settling down with Anushka Sharma. They are now blessed with a daughter whom they named Vamika.
Virat Kohli’s Controversies
- During the Indian tour of Australia in 2011, Virat Kohli showed middle finger to the Sydney crowd after they provoked and abused him. He was fined heavily for such actions.
- In 2013, during an IPL match between RCB and KKR, he was indulged in a heated on field argument with Gautam Gambhir.
- During the 2015 World Cup, BCCI had disallowed wives to stay with cricketers but according to reports, he didn’t follow rules and stayed in the same hotel.
- In 2017, Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble had an argument relating to Kuldeep Yadav’s inclusion in the 2017 Australia series and after 3 months Anil Kumble left Coach’s role and it was reportedly due to Kohli’s demand.
- In 2021, Kohli and Sourav Ganguly had a heated debate on whether Kohli should continue as the captain of the team. Then Kohli was sidelined and asked to give up captaincy. Shortly after Kohli left captaincy in all three formats and handed the reins over to Rohit Sharma.
- In IPL 2023, Kohli and Naveen-ul-Haq had a heated brawl at the Ekana stadium and also had a big fight on social media. It resulted in a big controversy and it became a big talking point.
- However, during the 2023 World Cup in India, Kohli and Naveen put the incident behind and were seen hugging each other in the India-Afghanistan fixture at Delhi.
Unknown Facts and Achievements about Virat Kohli
- Virat Kohli is the only Indian to score 100 on World Cup debut.
- He was a genuine Bowling allrounder till under-19 cricket.
- He is the fastest player to reach 25 centuries.
- Virat Kohli has never won an IPL trophy.
- He holds the record for fastest ODI Hundred for India.
- He was part of ICC ODI team of the year in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- He won ICC ODI player of the award in 2012, 2017, 2018
- He was awarded the Arjun Award in 2013.
- He received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2020
- He won the ICC spirit of cricket award in 2019.
- He is the only player to score 4 hundreds in a single IPL season.
- He was Wisden’s leading cricketer in 2016, 2017, and 2018
- Virat was ICC player of the decade for 2011-2020
- He was test player of the year in 2018
- He was honoured with Padma Shri in 2017
- Virat Kohli scored 973 runs in the 2016 IPL season. This record is the most in terms of runs in a single season and has not been breached yet.
- Virat Kohli got to 50 ODI hundreds during the 2023 World Cup.
FAQs about Virat Kohli
Ans- Virat Kohli’s total net worth is around 1050 crores
Ans- As of 2024, he is 35 years old.
Ans- Yes, he owns a 12 per cent stake along with Varun Dhawan
Ans- Yes, Her name is Vamika
Ans- Chole Bhature from Rajori Garden in Delhi
Ans- Virat Kohli has scored 50 ODI Hundreds