Forbes 2016 Ten Richest Cricket Players in the World

Due to the popularity of the sport cricket players can earn substantial earnings. Cricket no doubt has got the players with the most earnings and it’s a game where huge fan following does the job for the players. Cricket is one of the most popular sports in all over the world having millions of fans following perhaps it is the world 2nd most popular sport after soccer in the case of viewership on TV. Cricketer’s salaries are increased with their performance abilities and mentality of their skills.

Cricket is played by over 120 million players in different countries all over the world. Tournaments like world cup, Indian premier league and big bash league are huge revenue generators for the game and players across the cricketing world do play in such tournaments to gain exposure and make huge money. Thus we see lot of our cricketers endorsing brands for commercials and featuring in their advertisements. Here is the list of the top 10 richest cricket players in world 2016.

  1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni:

Forbes 2016 Ten Richest Cricket Players in the World

Total Earnings: $26.5 million

Endorsements: $23 million

Cricket Pay: $3.5 million

Team: India

Sponsors: Reebok, PepsiCo, Sony

2. Sachin Tendulkar:

Total Earnings: $18.6 million

Cricket Pay: $21.1 million

Endorsements: $16.5 million

Team: India

Sponsors: Adidas, Coca-Cola, Castrol

3. Gautam Gambhir:

Total Earnings: $7.3 million

Cricket Pay: $3.9 million

Endorsements: $3.4 million

Team: India

Sponsors: Reebok, Red Bull, Hero Honda

4. Virat Kohli:

Total Earning: $7.1 million

Cricket Pay: $3.1 million

Endorsements: $4 million

Team: India

Sponsors: Nike, PepsiCo, Toyota

5. Virender Sehwag:

Forbes 2016 Ten Richest Cricket Players in the World

Total Earnings: $6.9 million

Cricket Pay: $2.8 million

Endorsements: $4.1 million

Team: India

Sponsors: Fila, Hero Honda, Royal Challenge

6. Shane Watson:

Total Earning: $5.9 million

Cricket Pay: $2.9 million

Endorsements: $3million

Team: Australia

Sponsors: Gunn & Moore, Asics, TAG Heuer

7. Brett Lee:

Total earnings: $4.8 million

Cricket Pay: $1.8 million

Endorsements: $3 million

Team Aursrailia

Sponsors: Reebok, Gatorade, Vadafone

8. Rickey Ponting:

Total Earnings: $4.1 million

Cricket Pay: $1.8 million

Endorsements: $2.3 million

Team: Australia

Sponsors: Kookaburra, Valvoline, Rexona

9. Yusuf Pathan:

Total Earning: $3.7 million

Cricket Pay: $3.3 million

Endorsements: $350,000

Team: India

Sponsors: PepsiCo, Tata Indicom

10. Shahid Afridi:

Forbes 2016 Ten Richest Cricket Players in the World

Total Earning: $3.6 million

Cricket Pay: $3.1 million

Endorsements: $340,000

Team: Pakistan

Sponsors: HBL, PepsiCo

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