richest cricket players in the world

Cricket is one of the many universal sports that has kept the world united for quite some time. Just like any other famous sports players, cricketers are making a great deal of fame and money through contracts and sponsorships.

The list below shows the top ten richest cricketers in the world in 2013.


1 – Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahender Singh Dhoni Cricketer







Plays Cricket For India

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Net worth: $26.5 million

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the richest cricket player in the world this year according to Forbes. Dhoni was born on 7th July 1981 in the state of Jharkhand at place called Ranchi. Mahender made his first entry in the Indian team during the game against Bangladesh in 2004. He was officially called to play in the Indian team a year later. M.S. Dohni made a name for himself when he broke Adam Gilchrist’s record of 172 for the highest score made by a wicket keeper.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni currently plays for Chennai Super Kings featuring in the Indian Premier League and this is where he earns most of his income as a cricketer.

Mahendra’s Major sponsors: GE Money, TVS Motors, Reebok and Pepsi



2 – Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar Cricketer







Plays Cricket For India

Sachin Tendulkar’s Net worth: $18.6 million

Sachin Ra-mesh Tendulkar is the second richest cricketer in 2013. He was born on 24th April 1973 in Mumbai City. He has been considered for many years as the greatest cricket player. He has also been the richest cricket player in the whole world for many years. Sachin is known for his amazing talent and endless generosity among his team mates.

Sachin’s Major sponsors: Canon, Adidas and Royal Bank of Scotland



3 – Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh Cricketer







Plays Cricket For India

Yuvraj Singh’s Net worth: $5 million

Yuvraj Singh is undoubtedly one the most important players in the Indian Cricket squad. In addition to being the 3rd richest cricketer in the world, he has managed to raise his cricketing standards and skills over the recent years. He made his first entry in the Indian cricket team in the year 2000 and since then he has been welcomed as a regular member.

His high net worth is mainly attributed to payments from the IPL team, BCCI and commercials in which he features.

Yuvraj Singh was signed by Microsoft to be a brand ambassador for the Xbox 360 video game console when it was launched in India in 2006. He appeared in advertisements for the console alongside Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.

Yuvraj’s Major sponsors: Reebok, Fiat and Microsoft



4 – Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid Cricketer






Plays Cricket For India

Rahul Dravid’s Net worth: $5 million

Rahul Dravid saw 453 wickets fall while batting at the other side of the crease in a Test Career- the most by a batsman in a Test Career. Rahul Dravid is considered one of the most gifted indian cricket players in the whole world. He recently announced retirement from cricket.

His earning has risen steadily over the years to make him the 4th richest cricketer in the whole world in 2013.

Rahul’s Major sponsors: Reebok and Castrol



5 – Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff Cricketer






Plays Cricket For England

Andrew Flintoff’s Net worth: $4 million

Andrew Flintoff  is the 5th richest cricket player on our list. His major mark was when he bowled his team, England to win against Australia for the first time in 75 years at Lord’s cricket venue.

Since retiring from cricket, Flintoff has become a broadcaster and professional boxer, winning many rounds with his knockouts in the ring.

Andrew’s Major sponsors: Barclays, Volkswagen, and Puma



6 – Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly Cricketer







Plays Cricket For India

Sourav Ganguly’s Net worth: $3.5 million

Sourav Ganguly, yet another Indian cricketer, takes the 6th position in this list of top 10 richest cricketers in the whole world in 2013. He was born on 8th of July 1972 and was one of the most experienced and talented batsman in Indian cricket history. He has lifted his game and ratings as well those of the team mates to whom he was a captain.

Sourav Ganguly retired a few years back and at one point hels the spot as one of the richest cricket players in history.



7 – Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke Cricketer

Plays Cricket For Australia

Michael Clarke’s Net worth: $4.9 million

This 32 year old cricketer was born in New South Wales, Australia. Michael Clarke has been the captain of the Australian team since the retirement of Ricky Ponting. He is fondly referred to as Pup by his team mates. His first play was when Australia played against India in 2004. Clarke is the only Test batsman ever to reach four double centuries in a single calendar year

Michael Clarke’s Major sponsors: Slazenger and Gillette


8 – Brett Lee

Brett Lee Cricketer







Plays Cricket For Australia

Brett Lee’s Net worth: $4.8 million

Brett Lee was born on 8th November, 1976. Although Brett has retired in the international cricket team, Brett Lee still plays for the Big Bash 20 League and the Indian Premier League. He was one of the swiftest bowlers of his times when he used to play in the international cricket leagues and is noted as one of the fastest bowlers ever.

Brett Lee’s debut was during a game against the India in 1999.

Brett Lee’s Major sponsors: Timex, Weet-Bix, New Balance & Boost



9 – Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting Cricketer

Plays Cricket For Australia

Ricky Ponting’s Net worth: $4.1 million

He is probably the most successful cricket captains in the whole world and the greatest cricketer to have ever led Australia to victory in multiple accounts. Ricky Ponting was born on the 19th of December, 1974 in Tasmania, Australia. Ricky Ponting made his entry in the Australian team in 1995 during their game against Sri Lanka.

Ponting holds the world record for being part of a team in most ODI wins- he finished on the winning side in 262 ODIs.

Ricky Ponting’s Major sponsors: KFC, Valvoline, and Adidas



10 – Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen Cricketer

Plays Cricket For England

Kevin Pietersen’s Net worth: $3.2 million

Kevin Pietersen broke records as he achieved 5,000 test runs in the fastest time, reaching this feat in 4 years and 243 days. The rights to Pietersen were purchased at an auction for $1.55 million annual salary. This tied with that of Flintoff and made it the highest Auction in the two year history in the IPL.

Kevin Pietersen’s Major sponsors: Adidas, Vodafone, and Red Bull


Article By Joel Brown |



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