The 9 Richest Indian cricketers: We all agree to the fact that apart from Industrialists in India, Bollywood stars and cricketers are the other mega grosser. No wonder a big chunk of the youth that the country has today, aims at joining either of the two professions. The fame, celebrity status brings to you a mass appeal which is cashed in on by advertisers and brands.
Thus we see lot of our cricketers endorsing brands for commercials and featuring in their advertisements. BCCI contract fees, match fees along with IPL contracts and endorsements have made almost all the cricketers millionaires if not all are dealing in billions. So here we have the list as reported by itimes.com, Richest cricketers in India.
(All Stats Updated Till 25th Feb 2015)
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Virat Kohli $15million:
Virat Kohli is a flamboyant cricketer and has one of the largest youth appeal in the country at the moment. Along with the cricket that he plays and his batting, the heroic looks attract considerable fans to him. Virat today is a hot pick among advertisers to promote their products to the youth of this country. He is estimated to have a worth of around $15million.
8. Gautam Gambhir $20million:
Though Gautam Gambhir is out of favor from the Indian cricket team for the past couple of years, he has earned himself enough fans and brand value to even sustain without it. A good performance in the IPL for his team Kolkata Knight not only made Gambhir two times IPL champion skipper but also boosted his value in the industry. His worth is estimated to be around $20million.
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7. Rahul Dravid $22.6million:
Rahul Dravid might have retired from cricket in 2012 but a man of his stature and respect can never be kept away from the cricketing fraternity. He continues to remain the Mentor and Coach of the Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals; his home team in a few seasons. Along with that Rahul is the brand image of Gillette India and many other brands; he is also a super star commentator in international cricket matches. Rahul is estimated to have a worth of around $22.6million.
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6. Yusuf Pathan $26.5million:
The elder Pathan brother could never actually cement himself a place in the Indian team more because of him having consistency issues, but for his hard hitting abilities and also being a useful off spinner Yusuf has always remained a hot pick in the T20 leagues. A loyal fan following has ensured him association with quite a few brands as well, his net worth is expected to be around $26.5million.
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5. Yuvraj Singh $35.5million:
Yuvraj Singh is a huge name in India, not only for his cricket but the fan following that he has in addition to being among the most eligible bachelors’ in the country. He has achieved huge highs in his career be it the six sixes that he hit in the World T20, 2007 or being the Man of the Tournament in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, he has seen it all. For the last couple of years Yuvraj has been the most expensive buy in the Indian Premier League players auction and thus his net worth is estimated among the top 5 cricketers in the country and is around $35.5million.
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4. Virender Sehwag $45million:
Virender Sehwag might not be a part of the Indian cricket team, but even today he is one of the most talked about players in the country. His batting style and class has mesmerized fans around the world. Shewag at the twilight of his career stands to have a very good image in the cricketing and non cricketing circles and thus a popular choice among brands. It is estimated that Sehwag has a worth of around $45million.
3. Mahendra Singh Dhoni $51million:
The Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scaled his rise from a small town cricketer to the poster boy of Indian cricket. His achievements as a wicket-keeper batsman and a captain are unmatched in Indian cricket history. Dhoni is known for his superb hitting and thus has been the flag bearer of the IPL franchise CSK for all the years it has been in the tournament. Apart from that he is the most sought after sports person in the world and is also the highest earning cricketer in the world. Dhoni has approximately made a worth of around $51million for himself.
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2. Sourav Ganguly $55.5 million:
If there is one man in the city of Kolkata who is more popular than the Chief Minister of the state or anybody for that matter it has to be the prince of Kolkata Sourav Ganguly. His aggression, style continues to bind fans years after he left the cricket field. Ganguly apart from holding governing position in the Cricket Association of Bengal is a Television Commentator and also works as expert at news broadcasting channels. His reported approximate worth is $55.5million.
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1. Sachin Tendulkar $115 million:
For a considerable percentage of fans of cricket in the country, it was always about and continues to remain about Sachin Tendulkar, he has redefined batting in cricket, set records in almost all the major aspects and is a very humble, down to earth human being. Sachin retiring from cricket has not bulged a single fan from his followers list, in fact is an ever growing one. He though has no associations with any organization Sachin has a big list of endorsements and he is expected to have an estimated worth of about $115million.