Here's a look at top 5 richest cricketers of all time

These cricketers have equally earned a huge wealth parallel to their name and fame in the game of cricket and ended up being the richest ones in this game.

Mathew K
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5 Richest Cricketers of All-time (File Photo: X)

5 Richest Cricketers of All-time (File Photo: X)

Almost four or five decades back, cricket wasn’t considered a very lavishing or money-making profession. It becomes clearer with the fact the Indian team which participated in the first three editions of the ODI World Cup, got a nominal money from the board to play in England.

But the times changed in cricket after the conclusion of the ODI World Cup 1983, which was won by then-underdogs India after defeating the mighty West Indies. It was also the start of money-making and the arrival of some big money deals for the cricketers.

With said that, here we’ll have a look at the top 5 richest cricketers of all time who were as rich with the wealth as of their cricketing talent.

Sachin Tendulkar ($ 150 Million)

Sachin Tendulkar

Former legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar is also known as the God of Cricket in the cricketing world. The Master Blaster started his cricketing career at the early age of 16 and then he never looked back. Tendulkar achieved all the heights of greatness at the highest level of the game.

Apart from that, he also attracted the eyeballs for his stunning deal of INR 100 crores with MRF and that too was 23 years back, in the year 2001. Currently, with a Net Worth of $ 150 Million, the veteran of 100 international centuries is the richest cricketer of all time in the world.

Virat Kohli ($ 115 Million)

Virat Kohli

Former Indian skipper and modern-day batting great, Virat Kohli is currently ruling the world cricket with his brilliant and unmatched fitness, alongside the great batting; the 35-year-old is active for India across all formats of the game. He was also the leading run-scorer in the ODI World Cup 2023, in which he broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most runs in an ODI World Cup edition.

Kohli has a Net Worth of $ 115 Million (which is almost INR 912 crores), with this net worth, the Delhi star is currently the richest active cricket. Overall, he is the second richest cricketer of all time after former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

MS Dhoni ($ 113 Million)

MS Dhoni

One of the greatest skippers who ever played the game or led any team, MS Dhoni is remembered for his legendary captaincy while leading India. He guided the men in blue to win the titles in the marquee international tournaments across all formats of the game. India ended their ODI World Cup trophy drought under Dhoni’s captaincy when the team lifted the cup in 2011.

Speaking of Dhoni’s wealth, he has always shown a huge love for sports bikes and other similar stuff; apart from that, the former Indian captain has a net worth of $113 Million, with which he is the third richest cricketer of all time in the world.

Ricky Ponting ($70 Million)

Ricky Ponting

Undoubtedly, the most successful captain of the Australian team who won two ODI World Cups as captain, Ricky Ponting never failed his fans and the team whenever he was required to perform; he led the Aussie team to glory after taking over the captaincy charge from the senior skipper Steve Waugh.

Punter is also on the list of all-time richest cricketers in the world; having a net worth of $70 Million, the Tasmania great is the richest Australian cricketer ever and is also in the fourth spot in the list of all-time richest cricketers in the world.

Brian Lara ($60 Million)

Brian Lara

One of the great batters to grace the game, Lara is the only batter in the history of the cricketer to smash an unbeaten 400 in Test cricket. His record is still unbroken even after more than 16 years of his retirement.

Besides his cricketing excellence, Lara also made it to the list of the cricketers who earned good wealth owing to their name and fame in cricket. The former Caribbean great is still the richest West Indies cricketer, and fifth in the list of all-time richest cricketers, with a net worth of $ 60 Million.

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