Cricket is one of the most famous and popular sports in the world after football in case of viewership on TV cricket has millions of fans all over the world specially in recent years cricket has become most advancing sports in many countries over the world. There are many leagues and tournaments in every year in which players take part to show and avail their talent to earn good fortune cricket fans are very crazy about this game they reach everywhere in the world where tournament going to begin specially for Pakistan and India match because they are old rivals. The thing which made cricket most entertaining and most popular around the world is introduction of T20 and IPL (Indian Premier League) these two are most earning tournaments in cricket from which players get richest. Cricket has made many people in the list of richest cricketer’s lists from all over the world but here we made top ten list of richest cricketers in the world below:
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer he was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi India he is captain of Indian cricket team he retired from test cricket in end of 2014 but he remains captain of Indian cricket team in ODI and T20 levels. He is the richest cricketer in the world his net worth is $150 Million which includes his endorsement deals worth of $26 million and he also plays for an IPL team Chennai Super Kings. He is the most successful cricketer in Indian cricket history his major sponsors are Reebok, PepsiCo and Sony.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973 in Mumbai India he was former captain of Indian cricket team this master blaster of cricket has retired in 2013. He is the second richest cricketer in the world his net worth is $115 million which includes his endorsements worth of $18 million he also plays for IPL team Mumbai Indians his major sponsors are Adidas, Coca Cola and Castrol. He was most reliable batsman in Indian cricket team in his career his batting skills are phenomenal and this richest player is also listed among Greatest Batsmen Ever.
3. Gautam Gambhir
Gautan Gambhir a left hander batsman and he is an international Indian Cricketer he was born on October 14, 1981 in New Delhi, India he also plays for an IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. He is the third richest cricketer in the world and his net worth is $44 million which includes his endorsements worth of $4 million his salary is $3.9 million. His major sponsors are Reebok, Red bull and Hero Honda.
4. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988 in Delhi, India he is right-handed batsman and he is an Indian International Cricketer. He is the fourth richest player in the world he also plays for an IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore his net worth is $40 million his salary is $3.1 million and his endorsements worth of $4 million. This another richest Indian cricketer is a heartthrob his major sponsors are Pepsi Cola, Toyota, Nike and Head&Shoulders.
5. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag was born on October 20, 1978 in Najafgarh Indian he is and Indian International Cricketer he is another richest cricketer in the world. His net worth is about $40 million he plays for an IPL team Delhi Daredevils his salary is $2.8 million and he gets $4.1 million from his endorsements. His major sponsors are Fila, Hero Honda and Royal Challenge.
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6. Shane Watson
Shane Watson is an Australian professional cricketer he was born on June 17, 1981 in Ipswich, Australia. He is one of the destructive all rounder in the history of cricket he also plays for Rajasthan Royal an IPL Team. He is the sixth richest cricketer in the world with net worth of $38 million his salary is about $3 million. His major sponsors are Gunn & Moore, Asics and TAG Heuer.
7. Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke is an Professional Australian Cricketer he is captain of Australian cricket team for test matches he was born on April 2, 1981 Liverpool, Australia. He is one of the richest cricketers in the world he also plays for Pune Warrior his net worth is about $34.5 million his salary is $3.5 million. His major sponsors are Spartan Sports, Gillette and Bonds.
8. Brett Lee
Brett Lee is another richest cricketer he is a former international Australian cricketer he was born on November 8, 1976 in Wollongong, Australia. During his career he was recognized as one of the fastest bowlers in the world he has earned his wealth by proving his phenomenal bowling skills his net worth is about $10 million he also has been part of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL his endorsements worth of $3 million.
9. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting is another richest cricketer he was born on December 19, 1974 in Launceston, Australia he is former Australian cricketer he was one of the most successful captains in the history of cricket he earned 3 world cups in his career for his country. He got retirement from cricket in 2013 his received $5 million for his salary on annual basis his major sponsors are Adidas, KFC, Big bash County cricket, Common wealth bank and many others.
10. Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen is English Cricketer who formerly played for England he was born on June 27, 1980 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He is one of the richest cricketers in the world his net worth is $7.5 million he is very famous in T20 leagues now he is on number ten ranking in list of richest cricketers of world.