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Nowadays Cricket has become one of the most watched and favorite game in the world. Particularly, this game is well-developed in the Indian subcontinent, Australia and England. If you love to play or watch cricket, you may want to know who are in the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world. Let’s check below list to know about the top 10 richest cricketers.
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List of top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World:
Let’s count down from 10 to 1. It will increase the excitement to know, who is the richest cricketer in the world 2015?
10) Virat Kohli
Net income: $15 million
This middle order batsmen of ‘Indian National Cricket Team’ have set his name on the 10th among the top 10 richest cricketers in the world. He is the most abrasive player in the India National Team, whose net income is about $15 million. He came into the spotlight when he had scored 90 runs against Karnataka to save the Delhi from follow on.
Virat Kohli became the richest cricketer by gathering $7.1 million in his banks every year. The majority of his incomes comes from his games and endorsements with Nike, Toyota, and PespsiCo.
9) Andrew Flintoff
Net income: $15.6 million
Andrew Flintoff is retired, but one of the richest cricketer in the world. In his heyday, he was considered the world’s greatest all-rounders. He has accumulated about $15 million, when he was playing for England, Chennai Super Kings (Indian Premier League Team), and Lancashire club. He had to retire from the England Cricket Team due to a knee injury.
Flintoff has earned most from the endorsement with Puma, Barclays Capital, Red Bull, Shell and many others. Now, he is a professional boxer and a broadcaster.
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8) Michael Clarke
Net income: $16 million
One of the richest cricketers in the world, who placed his name at 8th place of the top 10 richest cricketers in the world. His total asset is worth $16 Million. He is one of the leading cricketer in the Australian Cricket Team, who earns $4.9 Million every year by playing games and endorsing with Gillette, Bonds and Spartan Sports.
Michael Clarke is a middle-order batsman, who is also affectionately called in the cricket field as “Clarkey”, “Pup”, or “Nemo”.
7) Rahul Dravid
Net income: $31 million
Rahul Dravid is one of the richest cricketers, who retired from the Indian Cricket Team in 2011. He is considered as one of the greatest batsmen in the world’s cricket history. He was playing for Indian Team for more than two decades.
Most of his income comes from games and endorsement to the Famous brands like, Pepsi, Gillette and Reebok. still he is considered the 7th richest cricket player in 2015.
6) Yuvraj Singh
Net income: 35.5 million
Yuvraj Singh, born in a movie star and bowler family, whose estimated net income is about $35.5 million. He is playing in the Indian National Cricket Team as an all-rounder. He with his team has won the 2007 World’s Twenty20 Cup and 2011 World’s ICC Cup.
Yuvraj Singh was declared Man of the Tournament in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He is placed in the 6th position among the top 10 richest cricketers in the world list.
5) Shane Warne
Net income: $50 million
There are quite few cricketer’s names in the $50 million club. Shane Warne is the name that should be placed in the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world. He is one of the most famous cricketer who played for Australia Cricket Team.
Warne was considered as the best spin blowers in the history of the cricket game. Currently, a major portion of his incomes comes from poker games. Also, he is now a famous commentator.
4) Sourav Ganguly
Net income: $55.5 million
Sourav Ganguly is called the “Prince of Calcutta”. He is in the 4th place in the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world. He inherited lots of his ancestral wealth as his father was a successful businessman in the print business.
Saurav’s estimated net income is $55.5 million. While he was a part of Indian Cricket Team, he has endorsed Pepsi and Puma. Now he is working as a commentator of cricket.
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3) Ricky Ponting
Net income: $65 million
Ricky Ponting is one of the top 10 richest cricketers in the world, whose estimated net wealth is $65 million. He has earned most of his wealth when he was playing as professional cricketer in the Australia Cricket Team.
Ponting pocketed most of records than any other Cricketer in the Australian history. Also, he wins most of games as a captain. he can be considered the arguably best captain in the cricket world.
2) Sachin Tendulkar
Net income: $120 million
Sachin Tendulkar is widely known as one of the greatest batsman in the world cricket history of all time. He is the second richest cricketer who earns about $18.6 million every year.
Sachin becomes the second among top 10 richest cricketers in the world. He has played more than two decades for the Indian National Cricket Team. The best batsman living on earth has endorsement deals with the Adidas, Royal Bank of Scotland and Adidas.
1) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Net income: $150 million
Dhoni is considered as the number one gem in the Indian Cricket Team whose net income is $150 million. According to the Forbes Magazine Mahendra earns about $26.5 million every year. His incomes comes from playing cricket and endorsements with Pepsi, Reebok, and United Breweries Group.
Dhoni is undoubtedly the richest cricketer in the world 2015. and also the best captain of the Indian Cricket Team as well as the whole cricketing world.
Bottom Line: If you give it a close look, you will discover most of the richest cricketers in the world are from India! Though this is quite strange, however, it does not matter at all for which country they play, all of the cricketers are the resources of Cricket world..