Here readers will get the list of the top 10 richest cricketers in the world in 2022. The list has been made according to the amount of their net worth. Although cricketers are thought to earn much lesser than soccer, NBA, or NFL stars, their earnings have considerably increased in this century. Mainly the introduction of franchise-based cricket tournaments and their appearance in various commercials have increased their incomes. Let’s find out which cricketers have the most healthy net worth to make it to the top 10 list.
Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World in 2022 (Based on Net Worth)
The list features both former and running cricketers. Among the top 10, as many as 5 superstars are Indian!
#1. Sachin Tendulkar (India; 150 Million USD)
Nobody could beat him on the cricket field and once again nobody can beat him on basis of earning as well. One of the greatest sportspersons ever lived, Sachin Tendulkar, tops the list with an enormous net worth of 150 million US dollars. In Indian currency, his total earnings so far are no less than 1100 Crore! The Master Blaster has been the face of the game and is the cricketer with the biggest reputation worldwide. He is definitely the greatest ever Indian sportsperson. The batsman who has 100 international centuries besides his name, has made his income by playing international & domestic cricket as well as through appearing in the commercials.
Currently, the champion cricketer owns a football team named Kochi which participates in the Indian Super League Football, and also a team called Bengaluru Blasters in Premier Badminton League. He has had endorsements with Pepsi, Adidas, Britannia, Canon, Philipps, VISA, MRF, TVS, Reynolds, Sanyo BPL, Boost, Toshiba, G-Hanz, Sunfeast, Airtel, Castrol India, Coca-Cola, Colgate. Sachin also is a car lover and has at least 10 luxurious cars in his stock including Ferrari 360 Modena, BMW M5, Nissan GT-R, BMW i8, Mercedes-Benz, BMW X5M, BMW M6. To see Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in the World 2021 [Confirmed List].
#2. MS Dhoni (India; 113 Million USD)
One of the greatest captains in the history of the game, MS Dhoni is certainly the coolest captain in the history of cricket. This guy was a beast with the bat, lightning-quick behind the stumps. But his biggest contribution to cricket has been his cool and calm-headed captaincy. The World Cup-winning skipper of India has been a regular face in the commercials and was one of the most demanded players in the IPL. The CSK legend has been the highest-paid cricketer in the IPL a number of times. Moreover, he has bagged millions of dollars from endorsements thanks to his huge popularity.
MSD has endorsed many well-known brands including Amrapali, Snickers, GoDaddy, Colgate, Reebok, TVS Motors, Red Bus, Sony Bravia, Lays, Orient, Gulf Oil. Meanwhile, the cricket sensation also has served as Reebok’s brand ambassador for about 7-8 years. Popular magazine Forbes listed him as one of the highest-paid athletes in 2018. Well, Dhoni is currently the 2nd richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of 113 million USD.
#3. Virat Kohli (India; 112 Million USD)
Not far away from his predecessor MSD, Virat Kohli is the 3rd richest cricket player on the planet with an approximate net worth of 112 million USD. The face of Indian cricket or more precisely the current face of world cricket, Virat Kohli has 70 international centuries to his name so far. This guy is not only the most popular cricketer in the world at the moment but also the richest among all running cricketers.
The batting sensation is one of the most demanded cricketers in IPL and also is a regular and popular face in media. His media demand was not only due to his performance on the cricket field but also because of his attractive looks. The Delhi-born future cricket legend has endorsed a number of brands. The list contains Puma, MRF, Fastrack, Nike, Red Chief Shoes, Manyavar, TVs, Audi, Tissot, Toyota, Boost Drink, BSF (Border Security Force), Fair, and Lovely, Flying Machine Ad, Pepsi Ad.
#4. Ricky Ponting (Australia; 70 Million USD)
The 3 times ICC Cricket World Cup champion and 2 times winner as a captain, Ricky Ponting is the 4th richest cricket player in the world at the moment. He is also the richest non-Indian cricketer in the world. Ponting has been widely known due to his trademark and spectacular pull shot and magnificent captaincy. The former Australian skipper has a tremendous ability to precisely read the game of cricket. He understands the game so well that even after his retirement, he is still helping many sides as the head coach.
Ricky is currently the coach of the IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. After years of service as the captain, maybe, one day the Australian team will be blessed to re-welcome him in the role of their head coach. Apart from these, Ricky also earns more than $4 million every year through endorsements. He is the biggest representative of the Kookaburra bats and also endorsed brands like Puma, Rexona, Adidas, Valvoline, Pura Milk.
#5. Brian Lara (West Indies; 60 Million USD)
One of the true legends of the game, Brian Lara has scored more than 21 thousand runs in international cricket. The owner of the highest ever individual score in international cricket, Lara is a man with versatile potentiality. He has been a champion cricketer throughout his career and now after his retirement from cricket, he is a pretty much successful golfer as well! The former West Indies captain is the 5th richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of around 60 million USD. Lara has endorsed: MRF, Usha International Brand, and Bangladesh Premier League side Chittagong Kings.
#6. Shane Warne (Australia; 50 Million USD)
The greatest ever leg spinner in history, Shane Warne is also among the richest cricketers on the earth. He occupies the 6th spot on the chart with a massive net worth of 50 million USD. He has made this enormous amount of money through ACB salaries, IPL contracts as a player, and now as a mentor (Rajasthan), cricket commentator as well as endorsements. The Aussie legend has endorsed: Pepsi, McDonald’s, Victoria Bitter, and more brands.
#7. Sourav Ganguly (India; 50 Million USD)
The former Protea cricketer is one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket. He has provided sensational service to South African cricket. He also has been among the consistent performers of IPL during the competition’s very first decade. Kallis is the 8th richest cricketer on this list with a net worth of 48 million USD. He made huge earnings through his contracts with South Africa Cricket, RCB, and KKR. He also served as the coach of the Eden Garden-based side. Moreover, he endorsed various brands including Funxion Fusion Events & Décor, Bona Dea Private Estate, BuchuLife, Slazenger, AHS. He also worked as an ambassador of Hair Studio India.
#8. Jacques Kallis (South Africa; 48 Million USD)
The former Protea cricketer is one of the greatest allrounders in the history of cricket. He has provided sensational service to South African cricket. He also has been among the consistent performers of IPL during the competition’s very first decade. Kallis is the 8th richest cricketer in this list with a net worth of 48 million USD. He made huge earnings through his contracts with South Africa Cricket, RCB and KKR. He also served as the coach of the Eden Garden based side. Moreover, he endorsed various brands including: Funxion Fusion Events & Décor, Bona Dea Private Estate, BuchuLife, Slazenger, AHS. He also worked as an ambassador of Hair Studio India.
#9. Virender Sehwag (India; 40 Million USD)
The dashing Indian opener was a frightening name for the bowlers. He just had one intention from the very first delivery: to charge the bowlers and score quickly. His aggressive nature of batting helped him gain enormous popularity. Which eventually helped him earn a lot of money thanks to his numerous endorsements deals. Sehwag has endorsed: Adidas, Boost, Samsung Mobiles, Reebok, Hero Honda, Zandu Balm. The list also includes Nirala Group, Rasna, Royal Challenge, JK Cements, ICICI bank, Xiaomi India, and more.
#10. Shane Watson (Australia; 35 Million USD)
One of the finest all-rounders in modern cricket history and perhaps the best ever T20 all-rounder. Shane Watson is the 10th richest cricketer with a net worth of 35 million USD. Watson is considered the most popular foreign cricketer in the Indian sub-continent. The former Rajasthan Royals sensation had a glorious international and domestic career. He has won: ICC CWC, Champions Trophy, IPL, CL T20, and almost every possible major title except the ICC T20 WC. By the way, he has made such enormous earnings through international and domestic contracts and endorsements deals.
Watson was a demanded face in the commercials due to his performance and attractive look as well. The tall-figured Australian featured in a number of commercials. While, he has endorsed Gunn & Moore, Asics, TAG Heuer, and more.