Top 5 richest cricketers on the planet
Sport has become a profession and the money which has come in over the decades is huge. Like other sport, cricket is no exception and top cricketers earn millions from their cricket, endorsements & post-retirement cricket activities like broadcasting, coaching etc.
Let us glance through the Top 5 richest cricketers on the planet in ascending order.
Lara had a 17-year-old career from 1990 to 2007. He was the premier West Indies batsman and holder of some great batting records like the highest individual scores in test cricket and 1st class cricket. Lara has a net worth of INR 454 crores, lots of which came from cricket and endorsements and also later from golf which he played regularly post cricket. He was associated with Indian giant MRF and have made a big income through endorsements.
Aussie batting great Ricky Ponting had an 18-year international career. Apart from his massive earnings from the game he has earned big as a commentator and assistant coach of Australia. More recently he is the coach of Delhi Capitals in the cash-rich IPL. His famous brand endorsements include Valvoline, Adidas, Rexona, etc. He lives in a huge mansion in Melbourne. His net worth amounts to INR 492 crores.
The current Indian captain is the richest playing cricketer at present. Apart from his cricket earnings, both international and IPL, he earns millions from global brands like Puma, Audi, MRF, Colgate-Palmolive, Tissot. Apart from this, he has his own clothing line named WROGN which is giving good profits. His apartment in Mumbai is worth 34 crores. Overall his net worth amounts to INR 696 crores.
The former Indian captain has minted money effortlessly. Starting as a small town cricketer and a ticket collector for railways, his has been a fairy tale story. Dhoni’s farmhouse in Ranchi is a staggering place with all ultra-modern facilities. Apart from his cricket and IPL earnings, Dhoni is attached with many big brands like Reebok, TVS Motors, Red Bus, Sony Bravia, Lays, Snickers, GoDaddy, Orient, Gulf Oil & more. His net worth is INR 840 crores
India’s greatest ever batsman played for India since he was 16 and played 23 years of international cricket apart from 5 years of IPL. His apartment in Mumbai and his car collections are awesome. His apartment costs 38 crores. Sachin has been associated with many global brands like Phillips, Britannia, VISA, BMW, Pepsi, Luminous, Adidas, Canon, Castrol, etc. He endorsed tyre brand MRF for several years. His net worth is INR 870 crores.