Top 11 Richest Cricketers
Cricket is an exciting team sport game that is well-loved and watched throughout the world. Because of its large fan base, cricket boasts players with top earnings and expansive net worths. While India tends to reign supreme with some of the largest earners in the game, cricket’s top breadwinners come from a variety of locations around the globe.
11. Chris Gayle- $15 Million
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Chris Gale is one of only four cricket players in history to have ever scored two triple centuries at Test level and the first batsman to score a double century against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup. With an estimated net worth of $15 million, Gale made his riches playing for a variety of teams including his current team the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
10. Andrew Flintoff- $15 Million
Known affectionately by his fans as Freddie, Flintoff made his riches playing for the Lancashire County Cricket Club, Indian Premiere League Team, CSK and England. With a reported net worth of $15 million, Flintoff retired from the game in 2010 and turned to professional boxing and broadcasting.
9. Virat Kohli- $15 Million
Virat Kohli has arose as one of the top faces of the Indian cricket game with a net worth of $15 million. His fans have deemed him as the King of Chases, During his career, he has played for top teams including India Red and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
8. Rahul Dravid- $23 Million
With an estimated worth of $23 million, Rahul Dravid is considered one of the top three batsman produced by India. Although he never received the accolades he so richly deserved, Dravid consistently was named a key player in several Indian wins in the late 90s and early 2000s. He officially retired from the game on March 9, 2016.
7. Yusuf Pathan- $27 Million
Making his debut in the Ranji Trophy against Saurashtra in 2001-02, Yusuf Pathan quickly climbed the ranks as a regular on the Baroda squad. Up until October 2015, Pathan held the record for the fastest 50 in 18 balls. With a net worth of approximately $27 million, Pathan currently plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
6. Yuvraj Singh – India- $35.5 Million
Yuvraj Singh has a current net worth of approximately $35.5 million. Part of India’s 2007 team that won the 2007 World Twenty20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Singh was hailed as Man of the Tournament. In 2016, Singh was a member of the India National cricket team.
5. Shane Warne- $50 Million
One of the best spin bowlers of all times, Shane Warne has a net worth of $50 million. In 1994, 1997 and 2004 he was named the Wisden Cricketer of the Year, and in 2004 he was named the leading Wisden Cricketer in the World. Currently Warne is a professional poker player and cricket commentator.
4. Imran Khan- $51 Million
Born in Lahore, Punjab in 1952, Imran Khan is one of the richest Pakistani cricketers of all time. With an estimated net worth of $51 million, Khan left the game in 1992 to become a politician in Pakistan and he founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party. Imran is also a cricketer commentator.
3. Sourav Ganguly- $55.5 Million
Well known as the Prince of Calcutta, Souvrav Ganguly has a net worth of $55.5 million. Ganguly is currently a member of the Indian cricket team and is known for doing stints at the IPL. He inherited part of his wealth after his fathers death.
2. Ricky Ponting- $65 Million
Ricky Ponting earned all of his estimated net worth of $65 million as a professional cricketer. He boasts more records than any other player in Australian history.
1. Sachin Tendulkar- $115 Million
As of 2016, the richest cricketer in the world is Sachin Tendulkar. With an estimated net worth of $115 million, Tendulkar is said to be the greatest batsmen of the game. He receives a paycheck 15 percent larger than any of his teammates, because he has icon status.