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Richest Cricketers In The World

If you're an American or a European, there are many chances you did not hear much of cricket. But it is the most popular sport in Asia and a very important one in the UK, South Africa, and Australia. This sport has many elements of baseball but it has a higher complexity.

Cricket players are quite well paid, and they also win a lot from brand endorsements and various T20 leagues. Now let's see who are:

The richest cricketers in the world

#5. Virat Kohli


Net worth: $50M

Virat Kohli is the current captain of the India national cricket team and one of the richest cricket players in the world, his net worth reaching $50M.

Kohli's huge net worth comes from various sources, other than cricket:


#4. Brian Lara


Net worth: $60M

Brian Lara is a Trinidadian former international cricketer. His net worth is estimated at $60M as of 2021, according to the website Celebrity Net Worth.

"The mental strength is important and that is really where I feel I come in as an experienced player, someone who has played in a winning team and now plays in a team that's not doing too well." - Brian Lara

He has broken many records, for example, the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history. He also holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings after scoring 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004.

He was awarded the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World awards in 1994 and 1995.


#3. Ricky Ponting


Net worth: $95M

Named "Cricketer of the Decade 2000"Ricky Ponting is an Australian cricket coach, commentator, and former cricketer, one of the most successful & richest captains in international cricket history, with 220 victories in 324 matches.

Since 2019 he is the assistant coach of the Australian national men's cricket team. Ponting's net worth is roughly $95M as of 2021.

"Every decision you make in life, not just on the sporting field - a lot of time and energy goes into it. You think things through before you make decisions and you always think the decision you make at the time is going to be the right one." - Ricky Ponting

Let's see some of his achievements:


#2. MS Dhoni


Net worth: $170M

MS Dhoni is an Indian international cricket player, the captain of the Indian national team from 2007 to 2017. He is the second richest cricketer in the world, nicknamed by fans "Captain Cool".

His net worth is estimated at $170M, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com. Besides cricket, his wealth comes from many sources: 

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." - MS Dhoni

In 2015, he was ranked by Forbes 23rd in the list of highest-paid athletes in the world, with an estimated net worth of $31 million at that time.


#1. Sachin Tendulkar


Net worth: $200M

Sachin Tendulkar occupies the highest position in our Top Richest Cricketers In The World, with a net worth that reaches $200 million. He does not play anymore, he is the former captain of India's cricket team and he's widely regarded as the greatest batsman of all time, with a career that spanned 24 years.

“If you remain humble, people will give you love and respect even after you have finished with the game. As a parent, I would be happier hearing people say, “Sachin is a good human being” than “Sachin is a great cricketer” any day.” - Sachin Tendulkar

He is nicknamed Little Master and Master Blaster and has broken lots of records throughout his career: 

“People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.”

Sachin Tendulkar's net worth comes not only from cricket, but also from various endorsements, and from his real estate investments.


As you can see, most of the cricket players presented here are from India.

We listed in this article the wealthiest cricket players in the world Top 5, but let's see the whole top 10:

Top 10 Richest Cricket Players in the World

#1. Sachin Tendulkar - $200 million
#2. MS Dhoni - $170 million
#3. Ricky Ponting - $95 million
#4. Brian Lara - $60 million
#5. Virat Kohli - $50 million
#6. Shane Warne - $50 million
#7. Virender Sehwag - $40 million
#8. Jacques Kallis - $35 million
#9. Yuvraj Singh - $35 million
#10. Shane Watson - $25 million

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