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Top 10 richest Cricketers in the world in 2024

Top 10 richest Cricketers in the world in 2024

By Sanjay Maurya

Cricket is an extremely popular sport – it is estimated to be followed by some 2.5 billion people worldwide, with the majority of these fans being found in Asian countries such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. As per the latest T20 ranking released by ICC on 03 Jan 2024, India with a 268 rating is placed at the top of the points table.

There is no doubt that the way cricket is progressing all over the world, it will surely one day give a tough challenge to football in terms of revenue, but the question arises that who is ruling the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world, let’s find out.

Meet the world’s top 10 richest cricketers

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01 – Sachin Tendulkar

  • Born: 24 April 1973 (age 49 years), Mumbai
  • Awards: Bharat Ratna, Wisden Cricketers of the Year, MORE
  • Spouse: Anjali Tendulkar (m. 1995)
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Children: Arjun Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar
  • Batting style: Right-handed
  • Number of centuries: 51

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is an Indian former international cricketer who captained the Indian national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the all-time highest run scorer with over 18000 runs and 15000 runs overall in both ODI and Test formats. Throughout his career, Sachin Tendulkar has earned a huge amount. The cricketer has a net worth of over $150 Million US Dollars or 1110 Crore Indian Rupees. Apart from sponsors and companies, Sachin’s cricket career was the primary source of his huge income.

02 – MS Dhoni

  • Born: 7 July 1981 (age 41 years), Ranchi
  • Spouse: Sakshi Dhoni (m. 2010)
  • Height: 1.8 m
  • Siblings: Narendra Singh Dhoni, Jayanti Gupta
  • Dates joined: 2018 (Chennai Super Kings), MORE
  • Parents: Pan Singh Dhoni, Devaki Devi
  • Full name: Mahendra Singh Pansingh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a former international cricketer from India, captained the Indian team in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014 and in limited-overs forms from 2007 to 2017. He now serves as the IPL captain of CSK. Under Dhoni’s leadership, the Indian cricket team won the 2011 World Cup in one-day cricket. He is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and is known for his mind game.

As of 2024, MS Dhoni, the most successful captain in the IPL and also known as Caption Cool, had a worldwide net worth of $125 million (1030 crore Indian Rupees). It has been observed that Dhoni has achieved a hike of 32% in his net worth over the past few years.

03 – Virat Kohli  

  • Born: 5 November 1988 (age 34 years), New Delhi
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Spouse: Anushka Sharma (m. 2017)
  • Current teams: India national cricket team (Batter), Royal Challengers Bangalore (Batter)
  • Weight: 69 kg
  • Dates joined: 2008 (Royal Challengers Bangalore, India national cricket team), 2006 (Delhi cricket team)
  • Batting style: Right-handed

Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer and former captain of the India national cricket team. An elegant right-handed batsman, Kohli is considered one of the best batsmen in the world. Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has a net worth of $122 million (INR 1010 Crore in 2024). On the list of Indian cricketers with the highest salaries, Virat Kohli comes in #1. He currently serves as the foundation of the Indian national team and is the top candidate to surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s records.

His primary source of income is his annual salary from BCCI, IPL contract, and endorsements. The Indian cricketer is also the co-owner of FC Goa, a Goa-based football team in the ISL.

04 – Jacques Kallis

  • Born: 16 October 1975 (age 47 years), Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Spouse: Charlene Engels (m. 2019)
  • Children: Joshua Henry Kallis
  • Batting style: Right-handed
  • Height: 1.8 m
  • Weight: 86 kg
  • Awards: Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

Former South African cricketer Jacques Kallis, a right-handed all-rounder who amassed over 10,000 runs in both one-day and test matches and took over 250 wickets, is regarded as a modern-day legend.

In 2018, it is projected that Jacques Kallis’ total net worth is around $ 110 million. He is regarded as one of the wealthiest players from South Africa. The majority of his net worth or income came from cricket.

Some of his endorsements are as followed:

  • Funxion Fusion Events & Décor
  • Bona Dea Private Estate
  • BuchuLife
  • Slazenger
  • AHS

05 – Sourav Ganguly   

  • Born: 8 July 1972 (age 50 years), Behala
  • Spouse: Dona Ganguly (m. 1997)
  • Children: Sana Ganguly
  • Height: 1.8 m
  • Number of centuries: 16
  • Full name: Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
  • Batting style: Left-handed

Sourav Ganguly needs no introduction in the cricket-crazy nation of India. He is said to be the most influential Indian cricket captain of all time. According to estimates, Mr. Sourav Ganguly has a net worth of $80 Million, i.e. INR 634 crore. Cricket is the primary source of his income. Additionally, Mr. Ganguly has a very high brand value and is the most well-liked player worldwide. As a commentator for numerous international and domestic cricket matches, he also makes a sizable chunk of money. He also demands a hefty sum of money to endorse numerous brands.

06 – Ricky Ponting

  • Born: 19 December 1974 (age 48 years), Launceston, Australia
  • Spouse: Rianna Jennifer Cantor (m. 2002)
  • Number: 14 (Australian Men’s Cricket Team), 14 (Mumbai Indians / Batter), 14 (Tasmania cricket team)
  • Number of centuries: 41
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Parents: Graeme Ponting, Lorraine Ponting
  • Awards: Allan Border Medal, Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, MORE

Ricky Thomas Ponting AO is an Australian cricket coach, commentator, and former cricketer. The most successful captain in the history of international cricket is Ponting, who led the Australian national team during its “golden era” between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket and from 2002 to 2011 in One Day Internationals (ODIs). With 220 victories in 324 games and a winning percentage of 67.91%, Ponting is the most successful captain in the sport’s history.

Despite having retired ten years ago, Ponting is still the fourth-richest cricketer in the world with an estimated net worth of USD 70 million. In 2020, Ponting started his wine business in collaboration with a famous Aussie winemaker.

07 – Brian Lara

  • Born: 2 May 1969 (age 53 years), Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Spouse: Leasel Rovedas
  • Nationality: Trinidadian
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Books: Cricket Lovely Cricket: West Indies V. England, a 50th Celebration
  • Education: Fatima College
  • Awards: BBC Sports Personality World Sport Star of the Year

Brian Lara is a former international cricket player from West Indies. He is a well-known cricketer and the game’s all-time leading left-handed hitter. The only cricketer to have scored 400 runs in a Test match is Brian.

Brian Lara is one of the most lauded cricketers of all time and the greatest batsman of his era, with a net worth of around $60 million. He is also on the list of the 10 Richest Cricketers in the World and comes in at the seventh position.

Brian is the ambassador for the Chittagong Kings and has made a significant amount of brand endorsements. In 1994, Brian received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas award as well.

08 – Chris Gayle 

  • Born: 21 September 1979 (age 43 years), Kingston, Jamaica
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Spouse: Natasha Berridge (m. 2009)
  • Full name: Christopher Henry Gayle
  • Books: Six Machine: I Don’t Like Cricket … I Love It
  • Siblings: Vanclive Parris
  • Parents: Dudley Gayle

Christopher Henry Gayle, OD is a Jamaican cricketer who has been playing international cricket for the West Indies since 1999. Gayle is a devastating batsman who is regarded as one of the greatest Twenty20 cricket players of all time, and by some, the best ever. Chris Gayle has hit 124 sixes in T20 International matches, which is the third-highest only behind Rohit Sharma (181) of India and New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (173).

Chris Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who has a net worth of $45 million.

Chris Gayle endorses several brands such as Attitude.com and Spartan Sports. He also endorses Sandals Resorts apart from his cross-endorsement deals with the West Indies Cricket Board.

09 – Shane Watson

  • Born: 17 June 1981 (age 41 years), Ipswich, Queensland
  • Spouse: Lee Furlong (m. 2010)
  • Career end: 2020
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Dates joined: 2018 (Chennai Super Kings), MORE
  • Batting style: Right-handed
  • Current teams: Bhilwara Kings (Batter), Australia Legends (Batter)

Shane Watson Robert is an Australian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. Shane Watson is the most talented cricketer who became an inspiration to lots of youngsters. He is regarded as Chennai Super Kings’ most useful and reliable player. Shane Watson is the highest-paid athlete who entered cricket as a right-handed batsman. Numerous web sources estimate Shane Watson’s net worth to be close to $40 million in 2022.

10 – AB de Villiers       

  • Born: 17 February 1984 (age 38 years), Pretoria, South Africa
  • Number: 17 (Royal Challengers Bangalore / Batter, Wicket-keeper), MORE
  • Batting style: Right-handed
  • Spouse: Danielle de Villiers (m. 2013)
  • Career end: 2021
  • Full name: Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
  • Books: AB: The Autobiography

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, commonly known as AB de Villiers, is a former South African cricketer who played for the South African national team. He is regarded as one of the best batsmen of the current generation.

Mr. AB De Villiers is predicted to have a total net worth of $25 million USD. Over the previous few years, AB De Villiers’ net worth has increased by 170%. He makes most of his money playing sports. Also, the brand value of Mr. AB De Villiers is very high, and is also the most respected player across the globe.

FAQ

01. Who are the top 10 richest cricketers in the world?

The top 10 richest cricketers in the world are as follows: –

  1. Sachin Tendulkar – $165 Million (INR 1350 Crore) – Richest Cricketer
  2. MS Dhoni – $125 Million (INR 1030 Crores) – Richest Cricketer
  3. Virat Kohli – $122 Million (INR 1010 Crore) – Richest Cricketer
  4. AB de Villiers- $25 million – Richest Cricketer
  5. Ricky Ponting – $70 million – Richest Cricketer
  6. Brian Lara – $60 million – Richest Cricketer
  7. Chris Gayle – $45 million – Richest Cricketer
  8. Jacques Kallis – $ 110 million – Richest Cricketer
  9. Sourav Ganguly – $80 Million – Richest Cricketer
  10. Shane Watson – $40 million – Richest Cricketer

02. Who are the top 10 richest cricketers in India?

The top 10 richest cricketers in India are as follows: –

  1. Sachin Tendulkar – Richest Cricketer
  2. MS Dhoni – Richest Cricketer
  3. Virat Kholi – Richest Cricketer
  4. Sourav Ganguly – Richest Cricketer
  5. Virender Sehwag – Richest Cricketer
  6. Yuvraj Singh – Richest Cricketer
  7. Rohit Sharma – Richest Cricketer
  8. Hardik Pandya – Richest Cricketer
  9. Suresh Raina – Richest Cricketer
  10. Ravindra Jadeja – Richest Cricketer

03. Who are the top 10 richest athletes in the world?

The top 10 richest athletes in the world are as follows: –

  1. Michael Jordan – Net Worth: $2.2 Billion – richest athletes
  2. Vince McMahon – Net Worth: $1.6 Billion – richest athletes
  3. Ion Tiriac – Net Worth: $1.2 Billion – richest athletes
  4. Anna Kasprzak – Net Worth: $1 Billion – richest athletes
  5. Tiger Woods – Net Worth: $800 Million – richest athletes
  6. Eddie Jordan – Net Worth: $600 Million – richest athletes
  7. Junior Bridgeman – Net Worth: $600 Million – richest athletes
  8. Lionel Messi – Net Worth: $600 Million – richest athletes
  9. Magic Johnson – Net Worth: $600 Million – richest athletes
  10. Michael Schumacher – Net Worth: $600 Million – richest athletes

04. Who are the top 10 best Cricket players in the world of all time?

The top 10 best Cricket players in the world are as follows: –

  1. Sachin Tendulkar (India)
  2. Sir Vivian Richards (West Indies)
  3. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
  4. Brian Lara (West Indies)
  5. Virat Kohli (India)
  6. Sunil Gavaskar (India)
  7. Ricky Ponting (Australia)
  8. Sir Jack Hobbs (England)
  9. Ab de villiers (South African)
  10. Zahir khan (India)

05. Who are the 10 youngest Test cricketers of all time?

The 10 youngest Test cricketers of all time are as follows: –

  1. Hasan Raza – Age on debut: 14 years, 227 days
  2. Mushtaq Mohammad – Age on debut: 15 years, 124 days
  3. Mohammad Sharif – Age on debut: 15 years, 128 days
  4. Aaqib Javed – Age on debut: 16 years, 189 days
  5. Sachin Tendulkar – Age on debut: 16 years, 205 days
  6. Aftab Baloch – Age on debut: 16 years, 221 days
  7. Talha Jubair – Age on debut: 16 years, 223 days
  8. Nasim-ul-Ghani – Age on debut: 16 years, 248 days
  9. Naseem Shah – Age at debut: 16 years, 279 days
  10. Enamul Haque jnr – Age at debut: 16 years, 320 days

06. Which are the best Sports brands in the world? 

The best Sports brands in the world are as follows: –

  1. Rank 1. Nike
  2. Rank 2. Adidas
  3. Rank 3. DKS
  4. Rank 4. Puma
  5. Rank 5. Skechers
  6. Rank 6. Under Armour
  7. Rank 7. New Balance
  8. Rank 8. Asics
  9. Rank 9. Converse
  10. Rank 10. North Face

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