Do you know which Indian player’s net worth is highest among all? Here is a list of Top 10 Richest or Highest Paid Sportspersons in India 2017 based on the salary they earn and net worth they have acquired in their career.
A fact that we all know – sports business and the hefty paychecks go hand in hand. Yes, nowadays we find that pro athletes are paid high salaries alongside the revenues they generate from various endorsements, fanfare, etc. This year, first Indian sports salary reports were revealed sometime in March, and we got to know about the surprising facts of various sports leagues. In the light of the same comprehensive analysis, we have come up with a list of top 10 highest paid sportspersons in India 2017.
Top 10 Highest Paid Sportspersons In India 2017
10. Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal is a professional badminton singles player from India and has attained the world no. One ranking. She is the brand ambassador of Sahara India Parivar and endorses many Indian brands. Her net worth is around $2.6 million.
9. Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza who is considered to be the most successful female Indian tennis player is one of the highest-paid and high-profile athletes in the country. She has a net worth of $7 million. She is richest and highest paid female athlete in India.
8. Gautam Gambhir
This Delhi-based player was called as “the best Indian opener since Sunil Gavaskar” by fellow Indian team-mate VirenderSehwag. He holds a net-worth of $ 20 million.
7. Rahul Dravid
A former Indian captain and cricketer widely considered as one of the dependable and greatest batsmen in the cricket history stands at 7th position with a net-worth of $22.6 million.
6. Yuvraj Singh
Next comes our very own Yuvraj Singh(Yuvi), with a net-worth of $35 million. He is an all-rounder cricketer and amongst the most sought after cricket-star for various endorsements.
A right-handed opening batsman, Sehwag holds multiple records along with a net worth of $40 million. He is the most active Indian cricketer on Twitter and other social media.
4. Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly, affectionately known as Dada, has been a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. With a net worth of $56 million approximately, he works as a noted cricket commentator now and also holds the post of President in West Bengal Cricket Board.
Virat Kohli, one of the most aggressive Indian cricket player was ranked eighth in ESPN’s list of world’s most famous athletes in 2016. Kohli holds numerous Indian batting records along with several endorsement deals. He is third richest sportsperson in India, with net worth of US$63 million.
2. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni, the captain cool having a biopic in his kitty is an acclaimed most successful Indian captain. An attacking right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper, he is applauded as one of the greatest finishers in the cricket history. He holds a whopping net-worth of $100 million.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
The “GOD” of cricket and the greatest batsman of all time with most number world records hold a net worth of $115 million. Anybody would run out of words in praise of this master blaster.
Cricket is most celebrated and most-followed game in India, and this list clearly shows the popularity of cricket players over others. Still, it was refreshing to see two non-cricket players and female athletes in this list. These 10 are Richest, Most Popular and Highest Paid Sportspersons in India 2017.
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