Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the world

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Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the world

Cricket is now a global sport and one of the most cash-rich sports after football. Despite cricket being played in limited countries and especially its main dominance is in subcontinent countries, its turnover in the global market is insane.

Some cricketers have achieved some remarkable feats on the cricket field but their success has carried beyond 22 yards as well. Players like Virat Kohli are global icons and fight with mega superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi in terms of following and earning. In this article, we will try to find out who is the richest cricketer in the world and who are the top 10 richest cricketers in the world.

Top 10 richest cricketers in the world and their Net Worth

Cricket has changed a lot especially after the inception of T20 Leagues around the world which has brought global importance and cash injection into the game. Veterans like Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni have been dominating the world’s richest cricketer list in the past but few names have sneaked in the last few years and now let’s check out who are the top 10 richest cricketers in the world.

#10. Yuvraj Singh

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NameYuvraj Singh 
Country India
Net Worth 245 Crores 
Cricketing AchievementMan of the Tournament in 2011 World Cup 
Brand Associations Puma, LG, Revital, Pepsi

Yuvraj Singh is the 10th richest cricketer in the world and there are surprises to see him dominate the money game outside cricket like he used to do on the cricket field during his illustrious career. The Punjab-born icon won almost every accolade on the cricket field and his performance in the 2011 World Cup will always be remembered for ages.

Yuvi was a smart candidate on the cricket field but off-field also he has been super smart with his investments. He is a big successful angel investor and has invested in successful start-ups like Vyomo, Edukart, etc. 

He is retired from cricket but still holds a big market value and is associated with as many brands currently as he used to get during his playing days. He also runs his own clothing brand and a NGO to help cancer patients after his tragic cancer journey in 2012.

#9. Shane Watson 

NameShane Watson 
Country Australia
Net Worth 275 Crores 
Cricketing Achievement2007 and 2015 World Cup Winner
Brand Associations SG, Star Sports, Fox Sports 

Now we move from an Indian all-rounder to an Australian rounder who is 9th in this richest cricketer list. Shane Watson is a big name of Australian cricket and franchise cricket around the world. He is the winner of two world cups and part of that Australian generation that succeeded the old ruthless Australian legacy led by Ricky Ponting.

Shane Watson’s net worth is a mammoth of 40 Million dollars and most of it has been generated through his cricketing career only. She was a renowned name in every franchise cricket around the world and people were always ready to offer him heavy contracts to lure him to their team.

Watson is still active in cricket and currently works as a TV pundit for channels like Fox Sports and Star Sports on cricketing events. He is still active in the endorsement world and has been spotted promoting Indian brands like My11Circle on television and social media often.

#8. Virender Sehwag 

Virender Sehwag
NameVirender Sehwag 
Country India
Net Worth 275 Crores 
Cricketing Achievement2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup winner
Brand Associations Instagram, Star Sports, Asian Sports, Boost

Every list is empty without the Nawab of Najafgarh and in the list of the richest cricketer in the world also, his domination is clearly visible. He is at 7th in the world’s richest cricketer list and very rapidly climbing up the tree. Sehwag was a swashbuckling opener for India and won many matches with ease.

Sehwag was always seen as a chilled character on-field and fans loved his cheekiness on the field. After retirement, he quickly made his name in the media and commercial world. He is one of the highest-paid commentators in the world and has many brands under his belt.

Viru’s fearless approach landed him in many controversies during his playing days but after retirement, his fearless approach has made him the first choice of every brand. Apart from brand endorsements and commercial work, he also owns a school in Haryana which keeps him at 7th in the list of the richest cricketer in the world.

#7. Shane Warne 

IND vs AUS_ Shane Warne Says Australia Is Probably Going To Blow India Away In Boxing Day Test
NameShane Warne 
Country Australia 
Net Worth 346 Crores 
Cricketing Achievement1000+ International wickets 
Brand Associations Pepsi, McDonald’s, Star Sports 

Next from the pack is Australian leggie and one of most successful bowlers of all-time Shane Warne. Warne was famous for his flamboyance and ruthlessness on the cricket field. He has more than 1000 international scalps under his name and is 2nd highest wicket-taker in the world. 

The Australian great has certainly cracked the code of money game outside cricket and has been making dozens of money despite not being in headlines for his richness. Warne is the face of many global brands like Pepsi, McDonald’s and Victoria Bitter in Australia which bags him good money. Warne also is a very familiar face on television as he is associated with many channels as a cricket expert.

#6. Brian Lara 

Brian Lara (West Indies)
NameBrian Lara 
Country Trinidad and Tobago 
Net Worth 415 Crores 
Cricketing AchievementOnly player to score 400 runs in single innings 
Brand Associations MRF, Star Sports

Brian Charles Lara was known for his flamboyant style of batting and was one of the most loved cricketers around the world. He was very eye-catching and soothing to watch as even opposition teams loved his extraordinary mastery with the bat. Although flamboyance on the cricket field doesn’t assure success off-field Lara is as successful outside the cricket arena as well.

Lara is at sixth spot in this list of the top 10 richest cricketers in the world. Brian hails from the Caribbean world and is undoubtedly the greatest cricketer from the West Indies team. He is regarded with utmost respect and admiration around the world. Because of his positive influence, he has been associated with many top companies around the world as an icon. He is also very active as a commentator and has been working in the commentary box for years now.

#5. Ricky Ponting 

Ricky Ponting
NameRicky Ponting 
Country Australia 
Net Worth 450 Crores 
Cricketing Achievement3x World Cup Winner
Brand Associations Valvoline, Adidas, Pura Milk, Channel 9

The Punter of World Cricket doesn’t need any introduction or simply any instruction cannot do justice with the greatness of this maniac. The Tasmanian great scored over 27,000 runs in his illustrious career and is the 2nd highest century scorer in world cricket. He was part of 3 Australian World Cup triumphs which include 2 as captain. 

Ricky is deservingly one of the greats of the game but he carried his form of winning beyond his cricketing career as well. He is the 6th richest cricketer in the world and Australia’s richest cricketer in the world. 

Ponting made big bucks from endorsements only and reportedly earned nearly 4 Million dollars through endorsements only. He currently works as a coach for Delhi Capitals and works as a cricket expert part-time in Australia.

#4. Jacques Kallis

NameJacques Kallis 
Country South Africa 
Net Worth 500 Crores 
Cricketing AchievementOnly player to score 25,000+ runs and take 500+ wickets 
Brand Associations Pepsi, Advanced Hair Studio India

This list of the top 10 richest cricketers in the world is filled with all-rounders and if we don’t include the greatest all-rounder of all time then it would be an insult to the whole cricketing community. The South African legend Jacques Kallis is clearly the greatest match-winner that world cricket has ever seen.

With over 25,534 runs and 577 wickets, no one comes close to this man’s statistics but beyond 22 yards also, he has dominated the proceedings. He is respected around the world and earns good money through endorsements. Kallis is also seen in a coaching role after his retirement.

#3. Virat Kohli 

NameVirat Kohli
Country India
Net Worth 638 Crores 
Cricketing Achievement2011 World Cup Winner
Brand Associations Pepsi, MRF, Google, Tissot, Too Yummy etc

Virat Kohli’s stature as a cricketer has taken a big leap in the last few years and his success on the field has helped him to grow outside the cricket arena. He stands tall against world-beaters like Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi in terms of fan following and money game.

Kohli is an icon of many international brands in India and earns around 34 Million dollars through the brand work. His charismatic persona has definitely helped him grow in the commercial world and charges around 1 crore for his per-day shoot.

Kohli is also a successful angel investor like Yuvraj Singh and has also invested in other good projects. He is also co-owner of India’s famous football club FC Goa who recently made history as the first club from India to take part in the AFC Champions League.

#2. MS Dhoni 

MS Dhoni
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NameMahendra Singh Dhoni 
Country India
Net Worth 767 Crores 
Cricketing Achievement2011 World Cup-winning Captain 
Brand Associations Gulf, Reebok, TVS, Boost, Star Sports, etc

Second on the list of the richest cricketer in the world is the myth and legend, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The icon of Indian cricket and probably the most loved cricketer around the world after Sachin Tendulkar. Dhoni changed the map of Indian cricket and under his captaincy only, India won their 2nd World Cup after a drought of 28 years.

If we talk about money games then certainly  Dhoni was the first one to crack the code of money game outside the cricket field. He is the topmost choice of every brand which helps him to be 2nd in the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world. Dhoni is retired from International Cricket but still is going strong in IPL and has the same big face value in the commercial world.

#1. Sachin Tendulkar

NameSachin Tendulkar 
Country India 
Net Worth 1090 Crores 
Cricketing Achievement100 Centuries
Brand Associations BMW, Luminous, Canon, Philips etc

Sachin Tendulkar is called the god of cricket and how could the Little Master trail behind in the list of richest cricketers in the world. He is the undisputed king of every record, stat, and list related to cricket. The man with 100 centuries on the cricket field is a global icon of cricket. He has always been the face of every global brand that wanted to succeed in India way back from the 90s.

He is still associated with brands like BMW, Adidas, VISA, Coca-Cola, etc. Sachin is also a very successful entrepreneur and is the founder of many successful ventures. He is also the former owner of Kerala Blasters and likes to spend some time in coaching and commentary during marquee events which generate him a good chunk of money.

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