Being a cricket fan you must have a query about Top 10Richest cricketer in the world. And we understand your needs and try to fulfil those. 

Cricket is one of the oldest sports in the world. Since ICC is trying to spread cricket’s popularity through the world like how football has established its foot on this planet. And this has been the reason why cricketers are earning millions and leaving many big faces of other sports in terms of money.

Here we will know 10 highest paid cricketers in the world. what made them earn so much, their salary, sponsorship, annual income by their board and some amazing all-time achievements.

So let’s begin.

1. Sachin Tendulkar ( 115 million )

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Former Indian successful cricketer. Sachin Tendulkar is the Top 10 Richest cricketer in the world. People call him the god of cricket and he deserves it.

  • Brands and Endorsement

The main source of revenue is endorsement and sponsorships According to sources he has signed 17 brands in his life, like MRF bats, UNICEF, luminous fans, DBS Bank, GM pens, Smarton, BMW, Phillips, VISA, canon and Adidas. Therefore these brands pay him crores of rupees just for advertisement.

He became the first cricketer to sign a deal of 100 crores in 2001. BCCI has always kept him in his A-plus category in terms of annual salary.

BCCI will always be thankful to him because he helped bcci to clear the debt, and currently, BCCI is the richest cricket board of the world.

According to Forbes, Sachin Tendulkar ranked number 9 in the list of top 10 highest paid Indian Celebrity in 2019.

  • Awards and records

In 2013, Sachin was awarded Bharat Ratna.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. 1994, Arjun award. 1997 Wisden cricketer of the year. 1999, Padma Shri award. 2008, Padma Bhushan award. 2020, Laureus world sports award.

He is the co-owner of Tamil Thalaivas in Pro-Kabaddi league. And also the owner of his private schools and many cricket Academy, currently, head coach of Mumbai Indians and these associations help him to earn an enormous amount of money. And this has been the reason why this man is continuing in the list of the Top 10 richest cricketer in the world.

Youngest cricket player to make debut in international cricket. All-time legend cricketer of the world Sachin Tendulkar is the only cricketer to score 100 centuries in world cricket. He is the first player to score 200 runs in an ODI match.

2. MS Dhoni ( 111 million )

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Former Indian cricket team captain. An all-time successful player in the history of Indian cricket who made India second-time world champion in 2011 world cup, first time champions trophy winner in 2013 and first-time world T20l world champion in 2007 at South Africa and became the first Captain to do so.

  • Brands and Endorsement 

Ms is the second richest cricketer of the world and his main source of revenue is sponsorship and his co-ownership of the various sporting franchises. Over 20 endorsements have been signed by this person. 

Sponsorship: Pepsi, Reebok, Sony, Golf oil, Redbus, Big bazaar, McDonald, sound logic, Bharat Matrimony, Livfast, TVs motors, Cars24, Boost, Spartan bat and many such successful brands.

Co-ownership: Chennai FC football team, Ranchi Rays hockey team, Supersport World Championship team Mahi racing Indian team.

He also launched a brand ZEVEN, Footwear section is being manufactured and sold.

These factors take him on the second list of Top 10 Richest cricketer in the world.

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  • Awards and records

Tones of awards and records have been named for Ms Dhoni. The more we tell, the more we get to explain.

ICC award for the spirit of cricket in 2011.

Padma Shushan in 2018. Padma Shri in 2009. Two times ICC ODI player of the winner in 2008 and 2009. LG people’s choice of the year in 2013. More than 3 times the ICC ODI team of the year.

Chennai Super kings paid him 15 crores, as a result, he is the second-highest-paid cricketer in IPL after Virat Kohli. Extra match fees are excluded.

In 2010, Dhoni was the highest-paid cricketer with 200 crores (26.5m).

According to Forbes, in 2019 Ms Dhoni ranked number 5 highest paid Indian celebrity.

183 not out is the highest score in a single match by any wicketkeeper.

Most ICC title winner as a captain.

Three times IPL title winner for Chennai Super Kings.

First Indian to reach 200 sixes in ODI cricket.

Ms is the third player to win 100 games as captain and non-Australian.

He ran 20 meters in just 2.91 seconds which is 31 km/h and this is a record which is higher than Usain Bolt (35 km/h).

I think he has the most fan following than any other crickets in the world right now including me. He is just stunning and amazing in terms of everything. I think the impact of him for Indian cricket is more than sufficient, for this whole nation is thankful to him.

He was millions in one and now he is retired.

He was marvellous and will always be there in the heart of every cricket fan, we wish him all the best for further life.

3. Virat Kohli ( 900 crores )

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Captain of the Indian cricket team in all the formats. Widely known as the run machine. At the age of 18, he made his debut in ODI cricket against Sri-lanka. 

All-time greatest batsman for India. In last few years he has emerged a top-class athlete for India and created 1000s of scores continuously and breaking the records of Sachin Tendulkar and Don Bradman, and that what helped him to join the race of top 10 Richest cricketers in the world, as a result, he is competing for several cricket stars and soon he would become the richest cricketer in the world.

  • Sponsorship and source of revenue 

The first choice of any brand to give endorsement to any cricket player is Virat Kohli at the moment. According to sources he has signed 25 brands in his life yet, which is higher than any cricketer player. Brands like: Puma sportswear brand, Audi, MRF bat, American Tourister, Yumm, Philips India, Royal Challenges Alcohol, Remit 2, Valvoline, wrogn, and more. 

According to Forbes, he is the first cricketer to join the list of top 100 richest Athletics, Virat Kohli ranked 66 and earned 26 million dollars in 2020, which is highest by any cricket player in this world. 

Rank 1 in the list of highest-paid celebrities, in India, for two years, competing Akashsy Kumar.

He charges 1.35 crores for every Instagram sponsored post. BCCI keeps him in the list of A-plus category to pay annually which is the highest category to pay salary.

Virat Kohli is also involved in games like football and kabaddi, He is the co-owner of Goa football club and owns a stake of 12%.

Highest paid cricketer in Indian Premier League by Royal challenger Bangalore, 17 crores and match fees extra.

  • Awards and records

The more he gets the less is considered. Therefore, he has been awarded many awards.

Padma Shri in 2017, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjun Award 2013, ICC ODI player of the year in 2012, ICC award of test player of the year, people’s choice award India for the favourite sportsman in 2012, Wisden cricketer of the year 2019.

5 centuries in a single IPL season, a world record.

Most centuries and half-centuries while chasing.

Most centuries in a single test series in Australia, the first player to do so.

Highest run by any number 3 batsman in the world.

According to Semrush, Virat Kohli was the highest Google searched in May 2020.

Highest earning cricketer in 2020.

Virat Kohli is really a hero for Indian cricket and he deserves to get these honours, we respect him and wish all the best for the future.

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4. Ricky Ponting (65 million)

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Ricky Ponting is a former Australian cricketer. A successful captain for their country and a remarkable right-hand batsman who has most centuries for Australia.

Currently, an English commentator.

  • Records and award of Ponting

3 times cricket world cup winner in 1999, 2003 and 2007.

Allan Border Medal for multiple times.

Wisden leading cricketer in the world (2004).

Captain of the year (2007).

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (2006 and 2007).

Pura cup winner (2006 and 2007).

ICC world test Xl (2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007).

Most consecutive Ashes defeats as captain.

Most test runs in a calendar year in 2005: 1544 runs.

Most ODI half-centuries by any Australia batsman.

Ricky Ponting is the richest cricketer in Australia.

There are many awards and records which I have not discussed over here so if you want to know more search on Wikipedia.

  • Endorsement 

The main source of revenue for ponting is an endorsement. Kookaburra bats, Pura milk, Rexona deodorant, Swisse Vitamins are the main brands, and ears approx $ 1100000.

Currently, he is the part of Mumbai Indians and coach for the national team.

5. Brian Lara

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All-time biggest batsman for West Indies set a benchmark through his batting and inspiration for upcoming cricketers.

  • Record and endorsement of Brian Lara

Highest individual score in first-class cricket with 501, 

Highest individual test score (400 runs).

He scored most test centuries for west indies.

BBS sports personality world sports star.

Wisden Leading Cricketer in the world (1994, 1995).

Brand ambassador of 501 company. And signed a contract for MRF Cricket bat.

Many other records and awards have been recorded in the history of world cricket and currently, he is a successful commentator and coach.

6. Shane Warne ( 52 million )

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Former Australian leg-spin cricketer. Mastery in googly and excellent bowler from Australia cricket.

Endorsement: Pepsi and Victoria Bitter which pays him more than 50% of his revenue.

Ipl is widely known for paying the money to players and Rajasthan Royals pays him a huge amount of revenue per year.

  • Records and awards 

3rd fastest 400 wickets.

Wisden cricketer of the year and Wisden leading cricketer in 1994 and 1997 respectively.

He is the second player to take the highest wicket in international cricket.

World cup winner.

ICC haul of fame in 2003.

Legendary ball of the century.

King of spin.

Shane Warne was the amazing right-hand leg spinner ever, he ruled the bowling in world cricket.

He is the only player to swing the ball at mirror class. These are the factors which take him in the list of Top 10  Richest cricketer in the world.

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7. Virendra Sehwag (40 million)

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Former right-hand Indian cricketer. One of the best opener for India, winner of 2011 world cup. Widely known for his high hitting batting.

Virendra Sehwag was one of the finest and daring players who never scares to hit the ball out of the stadium. 

  • Endorsement and source of money

The main source of revenue is an endorsement and personal investments, he earns $3 million from his tweets per year.

ICICI Bank, Adidas, Zandu Balm, Jk cement, Boost, royal challengers, Rasan, Birla, Hero Honda bat. According to sources he earns 4.1 million from his endorsement per year.

According to Forbes Virendra Sehwag was ranked 5, in 2017 in terms of money-making in India.

He is the owner of Sehwag International School, one of the famous schools of India.

He was the mentor for 5 years for Kings Eleven Punjab.

One of the highest-paid player in IPL.

  • Awards and records

Padma Shri: 2010.

Arjun Award for cricket: 2002.

Wisden leading cricketer: 2008, 2009.

ICC test player of the year 2010.

The only player to score 75000 runs in test and ODI cricket as an opener.

The highest number of fours in a single match (25).

Second fastest 250 in the test.

The second player to score a double century in ODI cricket.

Highest ever test score in history at a 100-plus strike rate.

Second fastest player to reach 7000 runs.

8. Yuvraj Singh ( 35 million )

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Former left-hand Indian all around. Widely known for his six sixes in an over against Stuart Broad. A popular cricket star in cricket history.

  • Endorsement and sources of revenue 

In India, cricketers do not have to think of sponsorships, as they make debut ultimately brands desire to sign them. As a result, Yuvraj signed several brands during the initial stage of their career.

Endorsed brands like Pepsi, Royal mega stag, Birla Sun Life, Reebok, Whirlpool, puma, Fantasy gaming platform, BalleBazzi and several more.

He charges 1 to 5 lakh per Instagram post.

According to Forbes, Yuvraj Singh is the 6th highest-paid athlete in India.

In 2016, Delhi Daredevils paid him 16 crores.

  • Awards and international records

2014, Padma Shri.

In 2007 t20 WorldCup, hit sixes in an over.

Holds the fastest 50 in just 12 balls against England.

Winner of the cricket world cup and chosen as man of the tournament in 2011.

Delhi Daredevils made him the most expensive player to be sold ever in ipl, 160000000.

The whole world is aware of this man’s achievement, he was a high hitting batsman and a tremendous fielder as well. Except this, There are many factors which take him in the list of Top 10  Richest cricketers in the world.

9. Jacques Kallis ( 35 million )

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Jacques Kallis is a former South African right-hand batsman and medium-fast bowler.

Also a cricket coach. All-time South African greatest batsman. He is the highest run-scorer from South Africa.

  • Awards and records

Wisden cricketer of the year: 2013.

ICC player of the year: 2005.

Leading cricketer in the world: 2008.

Highest run-getter from South Africa.

He was included in ICC Cricket Hall of fame in 2020.

He is the only player to take a 5 wicket haul in the final of champions trophy

He holds the record of the most man of the match in test cricket with 23.

  • Endorsement and source of money

Slazenger: Advanced hair studio India, British sports equipment.

He helped KKR to pick the crown of ipl in 2012. Now he is batting coach for Kolkata Knight Riders. A big contract with Big bash league for Sydney thunders.

10. Shane Watson ( 30 million )

A former Australian allrounder. Two times world cup winner and currently the part of Chennai super kings in ipl 2020.

Best allrounder Australia ever produced is Watson. He has created thousands of runs and took several wickets to make the team win.

  • Endorsement and source of money

My11 circle, Rajasthan royals, an sg cricket bat.

He became a millionaire in 2010 in India with several endorsements.

According to sources Chennai super kings paid 5 crores to Shane Watson. 

Playing for several leagues like Pakistan super league, Caribbean premier league and Big Bash League.

  • Record and awards

Australian ODI cricketer of the year: 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Allan Border medal: 2010, 2011.

Pakistan super league, the best batsman in 2019.

Bradman young cricketer of the year in 2002.

McGilvray medal.

The first player to have held number one ranking in batting and all-rounder as well in T20l.

The only player to score a half-century and 3 wickets for 3 times in t20 cricket.

often asked question on google

Q1. How rich is Rohit Sharma?

He is simply stunning in cricket and that is the reason why brands and cricket teams pay him a huge amount of money with $18.7 million INR.

Q2. What is Virat Kohli’s salary?

According to Forbes Virat Kohli is the highest-paid cricketer in 2020 with 26 million dollar.

Q3. What is Ms Dhoni net worth?

Dhoni’s net worth in 2020 estimated around $111 million.

Q4. How rich is Ben Stokes?

Ben Stokes is the richest cricketer of England.

10 million dollars in 2019.

Q5. Who was the highest-paid cricketer in 2019?

Virat Kohli.


Here is the list of all Top 10  Richest cricketers in the world and also 10 highest paid cricketers in the world. And some most searched questions on google.