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Top 10 richest cricketers in the world in 2024

Top 10 richest cricketers in the world in 2024
Cricket holds a special place in the hearts of Indians, and it's hugely popular not only in India but also across Southeast Asia. It's not just a beloved sport; it's also the most lucrative one. Major events like the ODI World Cup attract billions of fans worldwide, creating excitement among cricket lovers and bringing in substantial revenue for organisers through ticket sales, sponsorships, and advertising.

The IPL (Indian Premier League) stands as one of the wealthiest sports leagues globally, which isn't surprising given India's passion for cricket. Consequently, Indian cricketers earn significant sums for their participation in these tournaments. Let's now explore the top 10 richest cricketers in the world.

Rank

Name

Net worth (in million )

1

Sachin Tendulkar

$170

2

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

$111

3

Virat Kohli

$92

4

Ricky Ponting

$70

5

Brian Lara

$60

6

Shane Warne

$50

7

Jacques Kallis

$48

8

Virendra Sehwag

$40

9

Shane Watson

$40

10

Yuvraj Singh

$35


1. Sachin Tendulkar
Net Worth: $170 million
Team: India
Age: 51
Sachin Tendulkar is the richest cricketer in the world, he is often hailed as the "God of Cricket," and is a legend in the world of cricket. His stellar career spanned over two decades, during which he broke and created numerous records including the 100 international centuries and set new standards for excellence. Tendulkar's unmatched talent and dedication earned him immense wealth, making him the richest cricketer globally.

2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Net Worth: $111 million
Team: India
Age: 42
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, fondly known as "Captain Cool," is one of the most successful captains in cricket history. Under his leadership, the Indian team achieved remarkable victories, including the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Dhoni's strategic brilliance on the field and his charismatic personality off the field have contributed to his immense wealth.

3. Virat Kohli
Net Worth: $92 million
Team: India
Age: 35
Virat Kohli the former captain of the Indian cricket team, is renowned for his exceptional batting prowess and aggressive leadership style. Kohli's consistency in all formats of the game has earned him numerous accolades and lucrative endorsements, solidifying his position as one of the wealthiest cricketers globally.

4. Ricky Ponting
Net Worth: $70 million
Team: Australia
Age: 49
Ricky Ponting is a former Australian cricketer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Ponting's illustrious career includes leading the Australian team to two consecutive ICC Cricket World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007. His success on the field, coupled with endorsements and business ventures, has contributed to his considerable wealth.

5. Brian Lara
Net Worth: $60 million
Team: West Indies
Age: 55
Brian Lara, affectionately known as the "Prince of Trinidad," is a West Indian cricket legend celebrated for his elegant batting style and record-breaking innings. Lara holds several batting records, including the highest individual score in Test cricket. His iconic status in the cricketing world has translated into significant financial success.

6. Shane Warne
Net Worth: $50 million
Team: Australia
Age: 52
Shane Warne is regarded as one of the greatest spin bowlers in cricket history. His mesmerising leg-spin deliveries and charismatic personality made him a fan favourite worldwide. Warne's illustrious career, combined with endorsements and media appearances, has contributed to his substantial wealth. He was born on September 13, 1969, and passed away on March 4, 2022, in Thailand. He suffered a fatal heart attack while on holiday in Thailand and died immediately.

7. Jacques Kallis
Net Worth: $48 million
Team: South Africa
Age: 48
Jacques Kallis is a former South African cricketer renowned for his exceptional all-round skills. Kallis's remarkable ability to contribute with both bat and ball earned him widespread recognition and numerous accolades throughout his career. His success on the field, along with endorsements and coaching ventures, has made him one of the wealthiest cricketers globally.

8. Virender Sehwag
Net Worth: $40 million
Team: India
Age: 45
Virender Sehwag, known for his aggressive batting style and fearless approach, is a former Indian cricketer who revolutionised opening batting in Test cricket. Sehwag's explosive innings and numerous records have earned him a special place in cricket history and substantial financial success.

9. Shane Watson
Net Worth: $40 million
Team: Australia
Age: 42
Shane Watson is a former Australian all-rounder known for his powerful batting and effective seam bowling. Watson's versatility on the field and his contributions to multiple cricket leagues worldwide have enhanced his reputation and financial standing in the cricketing community.

10. Yuvraj Singh
Net Worth: $35 million
Team: India
Age: 42

Yuvraj Singh, fondly known as "Yuvi," is a former Indian cricketer remembered for his explosive batting and exceptional fielding skills. Singh's heroic performances in major tournaments, including the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, have earned him widespread acclaim and significant financial success.

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