With a lot of cricketers announcing their retirements in the recent years, have you wondered what and how much their income is when not playing for their country? Or you might have just wondered how much do the legends who have taken retirement earn and how is this income possible? What else are these cricketing legends doing that is not cricket to have a stable income.
Well this article explores the 10 richest retired cricketers and what they are doing after retirement.
1. Adam Gilchrist
The left-handed former Australian cricketer is at the top of our list with a net worth of whopping $380 Million. Gilly is not just a commentator but also the founder and CEO of F45 fitness, in which he holds $28.9 million share. Gilchrist became the richest cricketer after floating his company on the New York Stock Exchange.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar the “God of Cricket” started his earnings step by step from working in an insurance company to getting brand endorsements such as Pepsi and Philips. His net worth of $170 Million adds up from his two restaurants located in Bangalore and Mumbai and from his football team, Kochi ISL in the Indian Super League and his team Bengaluru Blasters in Premier Badminton League.
3. MS Dhoni
India’s very own Captain Cool comes with a net worth of $113 Million. The former captain’s income comes from brand endorsements and franchise cricket, the IPL as known by the masses but his income is also sourced from a hotel he owns in Jharkhand, his SportsFit gyms across the country, his lifestyle brand Seven and from teams he owns in the Indian Super League, a Ranchi based hockey club, and a racing team in the Supersport World Championship.
4. Ricky Ponting
The former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting’s total net worth is $70 Million. The popular cricketer has brand endorsements and is involved with the brand’s promotional activities. Apart from this Ricky is also the head coach of the IPL franchise Delhi Capitals.
5. Jacques Kallis
After Jacques Kallis’s retirement at the age of 39, he continued to coach the England and South Africa team and the Kolkata knight riders team in the IPL. However, this year he is named the assistant coach for the Pretoria Capitals team in the SA20. His total net worth at the moment is $70 Million.
6. Brian Lara
Brian Lara has been a cricketer who has had tremendous success in his career. He has his autobiography “Beating the field: My own story”. Along with this, he has brand endorsements and is the brand ambassador for Chittagong Kings. Brian Lara was also the IPL commentator in 2021 and has been recently appointed as the head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. The cricketer’s total net worth comes to $60 Million.
7. Virender Sehwag
Sehwag has his own share of endorsements with Adidas, Boost, Samsung and etc. His income is also sourced from microblogging. However, Sehwag also has his very own educational institution called Sehwag international school in Haryana. Virender Sehwag’s total net worth in 2022 is $40 Million.
8. Yuvraj Singh
After Yuvi stopped playing IPL his primary income is through famous brand endorsements such as LG and Puma. He has been the most prominent face of puma advertisements in the recent years. Yuvaraj’s current net worth is $35 Million.
9. Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev has been the most prominent cricketer after the 1983 win. He has his own brand value as he is represented globally. Apart from the brand value Kapil Dev’s source of income is also through his role as a commentator. The former captain’s net worth is $30 Million.
10. Shane Watson
Having retired from IPL in the recent years, Watto has been a globally respected cricketer and earns a chunk of his net worth from endorsements with ASICS Australia, American Express, and many more. Shane Watson’s net worth currently is $30 Million.