Cricket has millions of followers from every part of the world. Therefore, cricketers are quite popular, especially when they play some breathtaking matches, and with marketing, promotions, and several T20 leagues held across the world, the games’ worldwide appeal brings in a lot of money.
Sponsors benefit greatly from tournaments like the Big Bash League (BBL) and the Indian Premier League (IPL) and so do the cricketers. Heres’s a list of the richest cricketers from all around the world that you will love to check out. Also, some of them are retired in their profession, but that doesn’t stop them from securing the spot on this list.
List of Top 10 Richest Cricketers of All Time
10. Shane Watson
Net Worth: $30 Million
Bagging the $30 Million net worth is none other than Shane Watson, the retired Australian, who is popular for his blazing shots and has been considered one of the world’s best all-rounders. He was also named one of the highest-paid non-Indian cricketers in the world for five straight years from 2011 to 2015, as per the Forbes list.
9. Yuvraj Singh
Net Worth: $35 Million
Next on the list is Yuvraj Singh, another former all-rounder from India who was also regarded as one of the finest in the game. The first one to hit six sixes in a row and was well-known for his extraordinary batting and fielding with a beautiful sense of stroke play. Pepsi, Reebok, Birla Sun Life, Royal Mega Stag, Laureus & Benz, Whirlpool, Cadbury, Revital, Puma, LG, and many more have signed him as sponsors.
8. Virender Sehwag
Net Worth: $40 Million
As we know, Virender Sehwag is equivalent to explosive batting. The Indian opening batsman has an attitude of smashing balls right from the start, giving a good head start for the team.
For his remarkable performance in 2008, Sehwag became the first Indian batsman to be named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World. He is presently a brand ambassador for Adidas, Boost, Samsung Mobiles, Reebok, Hero Honda, and a number of other companies.
7. Jacques Kallis
Net Worth: $48 Million
The legendary South-African all-rounder Jacques Kallis is also a former player and one of the best medium-paced all-rounders in the world. In 2008, Kallis was awarded the World’s Most Valuable Cricketer.
In addition, he is the only player in history to score over 10,000 runs and take over 250 wickets in both ODI and Test match cricket. His professional cricket career provided him with the most of his wealth, and after retiring, he made the most of his money as a coach for various clubs all across the world.
6. Shane Warne
Net Worth: $50 Million
Shane Warne, the one and only Australian who stunned the world with his world-class spinning and earned a place in the hall of fame as the finest aggressive spinner in the world. He was also selected to Australia’s “best ever ODI squad” as a bowler. Warne was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2013. He has promoted a number of well-known products, including Pepsi and McDonald’s.
5. Brian Lara
Net Worth: $60 Million
Brian Lara is universally regarded as one of the all-time best batsmen. He has several cricket records to his name and has won the test batting rankings multiple times. He also holds the record for the greatest individual score in a test inning (400) against England in Antigua in 2004. He had a lengthy relationship with MRF, a tire manufacturer, as well as a number of other minor businesses.
4. Ricky Ponting
Net Worth: $70 Million
Ricky Ponting is regarded as one of the most successful captains in international cricket history, as well as one of the world’s greatest batsmen. In the year 2000, he was selected “Cricketer of the Decade.” Along with renowned players like Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, he is regarded as the finest batsman of the contemporary age. He was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in July 2018.
3. Virat Kohli
Net Worth: $92 Million
This man needs no introduction – Virat Kohli is the most complete batsman of the contemporary age. He is one of the most adaptable batsmen in the world, and no one has smashed a lot of records and accomplished more than Virat Kohli in the last decade.
ESPN named Kohli one of the most popular athletes in the world, while Forbes named him one of the most marketable athletes. He represents a lot of brands, such as Puma, Audi, MRF, Colgate-Palmolive, and Tissot, which pay him a lot of money. He also has his own clothing line, WROGN.
2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Net Worth: $111 Million
The second on the list is MS Dhoni, who is recognized as one of the best wicketkeeper batters and captains in cricket history. He made history by being the first skipper to win all three ICC tournaments: the World Cup, Champions Trophy, and Twenty20 World Cup.
He was also named one of the top 100 “Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine and has promoted a number of well-known companies, including Reebok, TVS Motors, Red Bus, Sony Bravia, Lays, Snickers, GoDaddy, Orient, Gulf Oil, and others.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Net Worth: $170 Million
The title of the richest cricketer goes to the magnificent former Indian batsman – Sachin Tendulkar. His greatness can be witnessed through his records among which the most prominent being the hundred of hundreds scored across the three formats of the game.
He also holds the record for most runs scored in international cricket. Tendulkar was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2019. Phillips, Britannia, VISA, BMW, Pepsi, Luminous, Adidas, Canon, Castrol, and other worldwide companies are among his top endorsements. He also had a lengthy history with MRF.