Most expensive player in ipl 2016
Most expensive player in ipl 2016

Cricket is considered as one of the most lucrative career in India which can fetch a lot of money. Like politics and Bollywood it can make anyone rich in no time and as always this game is the most popular game in most of the Asian countries. Like out other top 10 lists we have now got you list of top 10 richest cricketers in world in 2016 and you would be surprised to see few name here. Without any doubt this list is ruled by Indians with 5 players in the list. So let us have a look at the top 10 richest cricketers in world in 2016 below,

Top Ten Richest Cricketers in World in 2017

1Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Without any doubt the winning captain of two world cups, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been ruling this list since many years. With a whooping earning of $28.7 million from which $23 million came from endorsements and $5.7 million came from IPL and BCCI contracts. He has already got featured in Forbes list and by far he is the richest cricketer in history of cricket. He has both Indian and foreign endorsement deals and he has been doing well for Indian cricket.

2Virat Kohli

richest cricketers in world 2016

Look who has got the second place this time, it is none other than our Indian test captain Virat Kohli. He earned $18 million from endorsements and $6.9 million from IPL and BCCI contracts. Kohli is not leaving any stone unturned when it comes to earning moolah. He has recently invested in a chain of gyms in India which is called Chisel. He has been in news for his recent break up with Virak Kohli but who cares when you have so much of money with you. He is also the most expensive cricketer of IPL 2016 who got $2.9 million which is 15 crores and he is one of few players who got more salary after being in IPL for such a long time. Once again he would be with RCB and would do wonders in IPL.

3Chris Gayle

richest cricketers in world 2016

He was in limelight for wrong reasons but he is doing well in life by earning a lot of money. Chris Gayle earned $7.5 million last year and he is at 3rd spot in richest cricketers list. He earned $3 million from endorsements and $4.5 million as salary and from various T20 leagues. Recently just before T-20 world cup he had few differences with West Indies cricket board but it got settled and he has decided to play with the national team.

4Virendra Sehwag

richest cricketers in world 2016

With $5.8 million dollars he is at 4th spot with endorsement deal of $4.8 million and $1.8 million from IPL contracts. Sehwag is determined not to take rest when it comes to earning money and he is still part of IPL as mentor of Kings eleven Punjab. He also has a big school in Haryana which yields him a lot of money.

5Shane Watson

richest cricketers in world 2016

After 3 back to back Indian entries we are now going to have an Australian player who is at the third position. Shane Watson plays with Rajasthan Royals and one of the best players of T-20 as well as one day cricket. His total earning was $5.5 million in which he earned $2 million from endorsements and $3.5 million from Australian board of cricket and various T-20 leagues.

6Shahid Afridi

richest cricketers in world 2016

With a whooping earning of $6.3 million, Boom Boom Shahid Afridi is at 6th place. Don’t be surprised as why he is at 6th place, the reason behind this is that his net worth is lesser than other players mentioned above. Shahid Afridi has played many one day, test and T-20 for Pakistan. He is currently the captain of Pakistan T20 cricket team. He earned $4 million from endorsements and $1.8 million from Pakistan cricket board.

7Gautam Gambhir

richest cricketers in world 2016

After 3 back to back entry at first 3 place now its time again for Indians and this time it is Gautam Gambhir. He is a left-handed opening batsman who plays domestic cricket for Delhi, and captains Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He made $1 million from endorsements and $1.5 from BCCI and IPL contracts.

8Yuvraj Singh

richest cricketers in world 2016

How is it possible that Yuvraj Singh would not be there when we talk about richest cricketers in the world. Yuvraj Singh has earned $2 million from endorsements and $1.8 million from IPL contracts and BCCI. Yuvraj Singh also has a foundation called YuviCan and he has invested into many business ventures in India and abroad.

9AB De Villiers

richest cricketers in world 2016

AD De Villiers should have been at 5th position with Shane Watson but due to less net worth he is at 9th place. He is one of the finest batsman and an asset to South African cricket team. AB De Villiers has played with national team of South Africa in various games like Rugby, Hockey etc. He earned $2 million from endorsements and $3.5 million from South African cricket board and various t-20 leagues.

10Michael Clark

richest cricketers in world 2016

Standing at 10th place Michael Clark is another Australian cricket who earned massive $2 million from endorsements and $850,000 from Australian cricket board and T-w0 leagues. So here is the list of top 10 richest cricketers of world in table format.

RankPlayer NameSalaryEndorsementsYearly Income
MS Dhoni $5.7m (IPL & BCCI Central Contract)$23m$28.7m
Virat Kohli $6.9m (IPL & BCCI Central Contract)$18m$24.9m
Chris Gayle$4.5m (Various T20 leagues)$3m$7.5m
Virender Sehwag$1.8m (IPL Contract)$4m$5.8m
Shane Watson$3.5m (Australia central contract & other T20 leagues)$2m$5.5m
Shahid Afridi $2.3m (PCB Central contract & other T20 leagues)$4m$6.3m
Gautam Ghambir $1.5m (IPL Conctract)$1m$5m
Yuvraj Singh$1.8m (IPL Contract)$2m$3.8m
AB De Villiers$3.5m (IPL & South African central contract)$2m$5.5m
Michael Clark $850,000$2m$2.9m

Top 10 richest cricket players in world as per net worth

richest cricketers in world 2016
richest cricketers in world 2016

Sachin Tendulkar – $115 million
yearly income: $18.6 million
Endorsement Deals: $16.6 million a year (Adidas, Coca-Cola, Castrol many more indian brands)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
National Team: India
Salary: $3.5 million
Net Worth : $65 Million
Sponsors: Reebok, PepsiCo, Sony

Virat Kohli
National Team: India
Salary: $3.1 million
Net Worth: $46 Million
Sponsors: Nike, PepsiCo, Toyota , Head&Shoulder

Gautam Gambhir
National Team: India
Salary: $3.9 million
Net Worth: $44 Million
Sponsors: Reebok, Red Bull, Hero Honda

Shane Watson
National Team: Australia
Salary: $4.0 million
Net Worth: $40 Million
Sponsors: Gunn & Moore, Asics, TAG Heuer

Virender Sehwag
National Team: India
Salary: $3.5 million
Net Worth: $40 Million
Sponsors: Fila, Hero Honda, Royal Challenge

Shahid Afridi
National Team: Pakistan
Salary: $2.5 million
Net Worth: $47 Million
Sponsors: Head&Shoulder , Q-Mobile , PepsiCo

Rohit Sharma
National Team: India
Salary: $2.0 million
Net Worth: $36 Million
Sponsors: MRF

Michael Clarke
National Team: Australia
Salary: $3.5 million
Net Worth: $34.5 Million
Sponsors: Spartan Sports, Gillette, Bonds

Chris Gayle
National Team: West Indies
Salary: $2 million
Net Worth: $30 Million
Sponsors: PepsiCo , Royal Challenge

Suresh Raina
National Team: India
Salary: $3 million
Net Worth: $25 Million
Sponsors: Aircel , PepsiCO

Did we miss anything here and what do you think about this list? DO let us know in below comments.

1 COMMENT

  1. […] The title sponsor of IPL 9 season is Vivo phones, official broadcasters are Sony TV and Sony Sixdigital streaming partners are Hot star, official partners are Vodafone, Yes bank, FreeCharge, Maruti Suzuki, Umpire partners as IPLt20.com and strategic timeout partners is Ceat Tyre. The venue of IPL 2016 are Bangalore, Mohali, Hyderabad, Kolkata Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Raipur and Rajkot. Auction has already been done and this time Virat Kohli is the most expensive players in IPL 9 season. Let us have a look at the Top 10 Highest Paid in IPL 2016 Players. We are sure that you must have seen our article on most expensive players in cricket in world. […]

LEAVE A REPLY