A gentleman’s game is also becoming high payout game for those who entertain crowd on and off the field. We have list of top 10 Richest cricketer in the world 2016 with their annual income. It is well known facts that Indian players earn a lot through endorsements and hence most of the name in richest cricketer in the world are of Indian players. There are others as well and you can check below.
Top 10 Richest Cricketer in The World
1. MS Dhoni – 31.5 Million USD (204 Crore)
3.5 Million from Salary and 28 Million from Endorsements
22nd Richest Sports in the world and only cricketer in top 100 list. Dhoni is one of the biggest celebrity brand in World Cricket right now and by far richest cricketer in the world.
2. Virat Kohli – 25 Million USD (162 Crore)
3-4 Million from Salary and 21 Million from Endorsements
New Indian sensation and one of the best batsman in world cricket right now. Captain of Indian Test Team earns 25 Million USD every year.
2. Sachin Tendulkar – 18 Million USD (117 Crore)
18 Million from Endorsements
Even though Master Blaster retired from the game, still he is eye candy of Indian Cricket Lovers. Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar with 18 Million USD is thirs richest cricketer in the world. All his earning comes from Endorsements.
4. Gautam Gambhir – 8 Million USD
3.5 Million from Salary and 4.5 Million from Endorsements
Though Gambhir is out of National team but still with high salary in IPL and and few endorsements in his kitty, he earns 8 Million USD every year.
5. Chris Gayle – 7 Million USD
4 Million from Salary and 3 Million from Endorsements
One of the most entertaining cricketer in the world is also one of the richest. He is quite popular all over the world. Gayle plays almost all T20 League in the world and earns around 7 Millions USD from his salary and endorsements.
6. Shane Watson – 6 Million USD
3 Million from Salary and 3 Million from Endorsements
One of the most destructive all rounder in the world right right now. Bought By RCB in IPL Players Auction 2016 for 9.5 Crore Rs, Highest this year. Shane Watson earns around 6 Million USD annually making him sixth richest cricketer in the world.
7. Rohit Sharma – 5 Million USD
3 Million from Salary and 2 Million from Endorsements
World Record holder for most runs in an ODI innings is seventh richest cricketer in the world. He was retained by Mumbai Indians and is now a permanent member of national team. He earns 3 million from salary and 2 million USD from endorsements.
8. Yuvraj Singh 5 Million USD
1.5 Million from Salary and 3.5 Million from Endorsements
One of the most celebrated player in India who is known for rising up to the occasion. Though his IPL Salary declined this year from 16 Crore to 7 Crore but his list of endorsements has increased.
9. Kevin Pietersen – 4.5 Million USD
3 Million from Salary and 1.5 Million from Endorsements
After fall out with ECB Pietersen became a freelance cricket player and is now a familiar face in T20 Leagues. He earns 4.5 Million USD making him ninth richest cricket player in world.
10. AB De Villiers – 4 Million USD
2 Million from Salary and 2 Million from Endorsements
Brett Lee is last player in the list of richest cricketer in the world. Known as Superman of Cricket he earns around 4 Million USD from Salary and Endorsements.