Cricket is a game of passion and thrill. It is a game that is watched and played, almost, all over the world. And if we talk about the most popular players and those with the most earning in hand then you’ll find the cricket board all around. Cricket, no doubt, has got the players with the most earnings and its a game where huge fan following does the job for the players. Cricketers, besides their excellent performance, have earned so much money by charging top brands heavily.
All the leading brands intend to have the players become their brand ambassadors which is much profitable on the brands part. We, thus, bring to you an article that will take you to the world of cricket and will let you know about the Top 5 Richest Cricketers in the World. So, come take a look and enjoy browsing!!
Top 10 Highest Richest Cricketers List
Cricketer #5 – Imran Khan
Imran Khan, a Pakistani politician and a former cricketer has got an approximate net worth of $50 Million in 2013. He is the founder of Namal College, Mianwali and is also the founding chairman of Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre. He played international cricket for 20 years of his life and joined politics soon after his retirement. Imran Khan is the one of greatest all-rounders in cricket history, and a benefactor to the world. He is, thus, at no. 5 on our list of the Top 5 Richest Cricketers in the World.
Cricketer #4 – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a competent Indian cricketer, and the India’s most successful captain has $51 Million to his name. At present, he is the captain of India’s national cricket team and he is a great player the Indian cricket has ever produced. He earned a $3.5 million annual salary in 2012 which adds to his overall net worth income. He serves as the vice president of India Cements Ltd’s and, today, India Cements Ltd’s has the ownership of the Chennai Super Kings which is an IPL team having Dhoni its captain. So we have him at no. 4 on our list of the Top 5 Richest Cricketers, also the 15th in list of highest paid athletes 2013.
Cricketer #3 – Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly, a former Indian Cricketer has, to his name, an estimated net worth of $55.5 million and is at no. 3 on our list of the Top 5 Richest Crcketers. He is a left handed batsmen and, also, a right handed medium pace bowler. He is India’s most successful test captain to date. Under his captaincy, India won 21 tests out of 49 and he also led India to the 2003 World Cup’s Finals. On December 21, 2008 he played his last first class match.
Cricketer #2 – Ricky Ponting
Ricky Thomas Ponting, a professional cricketer and former captain of the Australian National Cricket team has an estimated net worth of $65 million. He led Australia to a back to back World Cup wins in the ODI. He has 13345 runs in 165 test matches and has had the most wins as a player as well as a captain. He is one of the best cricketer the world has produced so far and has got a huge fan following. He is the one to achieve the highest rating as a test batsman in the last 50 years on December 1, 2006. He is now at no. 2 on our list of the Top 5 Richest Cricketers.
Cricketer #1 – Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar, a great cricketer of all time, has an estimated net worth of $115 million which makes him at no. 1 on our list of the Top 5 Richest Cricketers of the World. He is among the five IPL cricketers with “icon” status which means that he excludes himself from the league’s player auction and receives a 15% larger pay check instead. He is the first cricketer having scored more than 50 centuries in Test Matches.
|1||Virat Kohli||$6.9m (IPL & BCCI Central Contract)||$20m||$26.9m|
|2||MS Dhoni||$5.7m (IPL & BCCI Central Contract)||$14m||$19.7m|
|3||Chris Gayle||$4.5m (Various T20 leagues)||$3m||$7.5m|
|4||AB De Villiers||$4.5m (IPL & South African central contract)||$2m||$5.5m|
|5||David Warner||$3.5m (Australia central contract & other T20 leagues)||$2m||$5.5m|
|6||Mitchel Starc||$3.5m (Australia central contract & IPL deal)||$500,000||$4m|
|7||Virender Sehwag||$1.8m (IPL Contract)||$2m||$3.8m|
|8||Yuvraj Singh||$1.8m (IPL Contract)||$2m||$3.8m|
|9||Gautam Ghambir||$1.5m (IPL Conctract)||$1m||$2.5m|
|10||Steven Smith||$2m (Australia central contract, captain bonus & IPL deal)||$500,000||$2.5m|