Nowadays Cricket has become one of the most-watched and favorite games in the world. Particularly, this game is well-developed in the Indian subcontinent, Australia and England. If you love to play or watch cricket, you may want to know who is on the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world.
Let’s check the below list to know about the top 10 richest cricketers.
List of top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World:
Let’s count down from 10 to 1. It will increase the excitement to know, who is the richest!
10) Andrew Flintoff
Net income: $15.6 million
Andrew Flintoff is retired, but one of the richest cricketer in the world. In his heyday, he was considered the world’s greatest all-rounders. He has accumulated about $15 million, when he was playing for England, Chennai Super Kings (Indian Premier League Team), and Lancashire club. He had to retire from the England Cricket Team due to a knee injury.
Flintoff has earned most from the endorsement with Puma, Barclays Capital, Red Bull, Shell, and many others. Now, he is a professional boxer and a broadcaster.
9) Michael Clarke
Net income: $16 million
One of the richest cricketers in the world. His total asset is worth $16 Million. He is one of the leading cricketers in the Australian Cricket Team, who earns $4.9 Million every year by playing games and endorsing Gillette, Bonds and Spartan Sports.
Michael Clarke is a middle-order batsman, who is also affectionately called in the cricket field as “Clarkey”, “Pup”, or “Nemo”.
8) Rahul Dravid
Net income: $31 million
Rahul Dravid is one of the richest cricketers, who retired from the Indian Cricket Team in 2011. He is considered as one of the greatest batsmen in the world’s cricket history. He was playing for Indian Team for more than two decades.
Most of his income comes from games and endorsement to Famous brands like Pepsi, Gillette, and Reebok.
7) Yuvraj Singh
Net income: 35.5 million
Yuvraj Singh, born in a movie star and bowler family, whose estimated net income is about $35.5 million. He is playing in the Indian National Cricket Team as an all-rounder. He with his team has won the 2007 World’s Twenty20 Cup and 2011 ICC World Cup.
Yuvraj Singh was declared Man of the Tournament in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
6) Shane Warne
Net income: $50 million
There are quite a few cricketer names in the $50 million club. Shane Warne is the name that should be placed in the list of all-time greatest spin bowlers in cricket. He is one of the most famous cricketers who played for the Australia Cricket Team.
Warne was considered as the best spin blowers in the history of the cricket game. Currently, a major portion of his income comes from poker games. Also, he is now a famous commentator.
5) Sourav Ganguly
Net income: $55.5 million
Sourav Ganguly is called the “Prince of Calcutta”. He inherited lots of his ancestral wealth as his father was a successful businessman in the print business. Former captain of the Indian Cricket Team has now been elected as the BCCI president in 2019.
Saurav’s estimated net income is $55.5 million. While he was a part of the Indian Cricket Team, he has endorsed Pepsi and Puma. He had also experienced as a commentator for some time.
4) Ricky Ponting
Net income: $65 million
Ricky Ponting is, in fact, one of the richest and famous athletes in Australia, whose estimated net wealth is $65 million. He has earned most of his wealth when he was playing as a professional cricketer in the Australia Cricket Team.
Ponting pocketed most of the records than any other Cricketer in Australian history. Also, he wins most of the games as a captain. he can be considered the arguably best captain in the cricket world.
3) Virat Kohli
Net income: $92 million
This middle-order batsmen of the ‘Indian National Cricket Team’ have set his name on the 3rd among the top 10 richest cricketers in the world. He is the most abrasive player in the India National Team, whose net income is about $92 million. He came into the spotlight when he had scored 90 runs against Karnataka to save the Delhi from follow on.
Virat Kohli became the richest cricketer by gathering $7.1 million in his banks every year. He is the current captain for every formats in the Indian Cricket Team. The majority of his incomes come from his games and endorsements with Nike, Toyota, and PepsiCo.
2) Sachin Tendulkar
Net income: $120 million
Sachin has played more than two decades for the Indian National Cricket Team. The best batsman living on earth has endorsement deals with the Adidas, Royal Bank of Scotland and Adidas.
1) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Net income: $150 million
Dhoni is considered the number one gem in the Indian Cricket Team whose net income is $150 million. According to ‘Forbes Magazine’ Mahendra earns about $26.5 million every year. His incomes come from playing cricket and endorsements with Pepsi, Reebok, and United Breweries Group.
Dhoni is undoubtedly the richest cricketer still in the world 2019, and also the best captain of the Indian Cricket Team as well as the whole cricketing world.
Bottom Line: If you give it a close look, you will discover most of the richest cricketers in the world are from India! Though this is quite strange, however, it does not matter at all for which country they play, all of the cricketers are the resources of the Cricket world.