The Top Ten Richest Cricketers In The World

In this article, we have mentioned the top ten cricketers in the world and more about each of them in detail along with their net income.

The richest cricketers in the world are rich not only because they have been brilliant cricketers but also smart in business. Here, we will see the richest cricketers along with their businesses, stakes, and other sources of income along with their net worth.

10. AB de Villiers 

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AB de Villiers is also known as “Mr. 360” for being good at everything in cricket and he is the 10th richest cricketer globally with around $25 million, which makes him the tenth richest cricket in the world. He also played in T20 leagues like the Indian Premier League (IPL) which makes money, especially with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is not just a cricket star but also popular, so companies like Puma, Audi, MRF Tyres, and Red Bull pay him. He is an entrepreneur. He co-started a sports tech company called “Sports Science” and put money into businesses like hospitality and education. These smart moves give him more ways to make money.

9. Shane Watson

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Shane Watson was a former cricketer and his current net worth is $40 million which is one of the richest cricketers in the world. Most of his money comes from cricket as he plays for his country and gets big contracts in T20 leagues like the IPL as he is coach of Delhi Capitals, where he earned over $11 million. But cricket is not the only thing making him rich. Watson is smart with his money. He invested in tech startups and property, and he also made good money from endorsing brands. All these things playing cricket, smart investing, and being a face for brands make Shane Watson one of the wealthiest cricketers in the world.

8. Chris Gayle 

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Chris Gayle is also known as the “Universe Boss and his net worth is around $45 million. He earns not only by cricket but also by doing smart business stuff. Gayle is a big deal in T20 leagues like the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he gets paid for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is also a businessman. He started his clothing line, music label, and restaurant and also endorsement deals with big brands like Pepsi, Digicel, and KFC which made him even richer.

7. Brian Lara 

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Brian Lara is a former cricketer with around $60 million net worth. He got this money from his cricketing career and earning big contracts, especially in the early days of the T20 leagues. Brands like MRF Tyres also paid him a lot to be their face. After retiring from cricket, Brian Lara coached in the IPL, talked about cricket on TV, and even owns a bunch of restaurants in Trinidad & Tobago. All these different things, along with being remembered as a cricket legend, make him one of the richest cricketers globally.

6. Ricky Ponting

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Ricky Ponting is the famous Aussie cricket player and captain, his current net worth is about $70 million. He earned money from different things during his cricket career and even after. When he played, Ponting earned a lot from being a top player for Australia and in leagues like the Big Bash. He also did lots of ads for big brands like Adidas, Samsung, and Hino. After retiring from playing, Ponting became a cricket commentator where he shared his insights and personality on TV. He also worked as a cricket expert for different channels, adding more to his income. He coached teams like the Australian national team and the Mumbai Indians.

5. Saurav Ganguly 

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Sourav Ganguly is a former Indian cricketer whose net worth is around $80 million. When he played cricket and captained teams, he earned a lot in salaries and prizes. Ganguly is super popular, so he gets paid a lot by big companies to represent them. After retiring, he talks about cricket on TV, and he is also part of business projects like the Delhi Capitals IPL team. Ganguly is now the president of BCCI. This role comes with a good salary and perks which made his financial standing even stronger.

4. Jaques Kallis

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Jacques Kallis is one of the richest cricketers whose estimated net worth of around $110 million. He earned money as he was a fantastic all-rounder who got big contracts for playing in international matches, English-county cricket, and leagues like the IPL. Kallis played for nearly 20 years, consistently performing well and earning him long-term contracts and sponsorships. He got deals with big companies like Adidas, Oakley, and Standard Bank and after retiring he started his own sports management company called Kallis Cricket.

3. Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli is an energetic Indian batsman and the third richest cricketer globally with around $122 million. He earns money from cricket as he breaks many records. This makes him famous and brands pay him to represent them. Companies like Puma, MRF Tyres, Uber, and Star Sports want to be linked with him. His IPL team, Royal Challengers Bangalore, pays him which makes him one of the highest-paid players in the leagues. He invested in businesses like Wrogn (a fashion label) and One8 (a fitness chain). 

2. MS Dhoni

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MS Dhoni is also known as Captain Cool and he is the second richest cricketer globally with a net worth exceeding $127 million. His wealth comes from various sources beyond cricket. In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he is the highest-paid player for the Chennai Super Kings which earns $15 million per season, leading them to four IPL trophies. Despite retiring from international cricket, his past contracts and match fees have significantly contributed to his wealth. He has deals with companies like Dream11, Amul, RedBus, GoDaddy, Mastercard, MRF, and Gulf Oil which bring in millions annually. He owns stakes in ventures like Seven (a sportswear brand), MCA (a fitness chain), and Coolfit Productions (a media company), steadily contributing to his net worth.

1. Sachin Tendulkar 

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Sachin Tendulkar is the richest cricketer globally and became wealthy through his cricket skills, smart investments, and brands. His legendary cricket career of over two decades earned him big money as a player, captain, and IPL icon. Off the field, his huge popularity helped him get great deals with big brands like BMW, Adidas, and Pepsi, making him a well-known name everywhere. Tendulkar also invested wisely in things like restaurants and sports academies, steadily increasing his net worth, which is now around $172 million. 

Conclusion

Players like MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar did not just make money from playing cricket but they also earned big bucks from IPL contracts, international matches, and leading teams, with deals with big companies for ads being a big part of their money game too. Also, they are like business experts, investing in things like companies, houses, and more to keep their money growing. So, being great at cricket, clever in business.

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