10 Richest Cricketers in the World

10 Richest Cricketers in the World

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Michael Clarke

Australian Cricketer Michael ClarkeAustralian cricketer Michael Clarke has an estimated net worth of $16 million. He currently serves as the captain of the cricket team of Australia, both for ODI and test cricket Michael John Clarke was born on April 2, 1981 in Liverpool, New South Wales,Australia. Since May 15, 2012, he has been married to presenter and model, Kyly Clarke In October 2004, Clarke had his test debut in Bangladore against Australia. He scored 151 which significantly helped Australia to its victory. When he returned to his mother country, he had his home test against New Zealand, which he also succeeded. This made him as one of the few cricketers who have won their test debuts both away and at home He has also helped the Australian team to won the Cricket World Cup in 2007. In April 2012, he became the vice captain of the Australian team, and upon the retirement of Ricky Ponting, he began taking over the team’s captaincy.

Chris Gayle

Jamaican Cricketer Chris GayleJamaican cricketer Chris Gayle has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He is currently playing for the West Indies. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the captain of the West Indies on Test Gayle is also playing for Jamaica on domestic cricket. Furthermore, he is representing the Sydney Thunder into  the Big Bash League. He is also a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore  which competes in the Indian Premier League. Lastly, he is representing  the Barisal Burners to the Bangladesh Premier League In the past, Gayle has represented several other teams which include the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Worcestershire, and the Western Warriors His test debut was against Zimbabwe on March 16, 2000. On the other hand, his last test was against India which took place last November 6, 2013. Meanwhile, his ODI debut occurred on  September 11, 1999 against India. His last ODI was against Pakistan which happened on July 24, 2013 Christopher Henry Gayle was born on September 21, 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica.

Virender Sehwag

Indian Cricketer Virender SehwagIndian cricketer Virender Sehwag has an estimated net worth of $40 million Virender Sehwag was born on October 20, 1978 in Najafgarh, Delhi, India. He is currently married to Aarti Ahlawat. He has two children named Aryavir and Vedant Sehwag Two years after playing in the 1999 One Day International, he finally became a part of the Indian Test team. His test debut was against the South Africa which took place on November 3, 2001. Meanwhile, his ODI debut occurred on April 1, 1999 against Pakistan In 2009, he received the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World award for his impressive performance in 2008. This made him as the first Indian to received such award, and also the first cricketer of any nationality to have retained such recognition a year later As a professional cricketer, Virender Sehwag holds several records which include the fastest triple century on the international cricket history, fastest 250 by any batsman, as well as the highest score produced by an Indian player in Test cricket In early 2009.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Professional Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh DhoniProfessional Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has an estimated net worth of $51 million. In 2012, he received an annual salary of $3.5 million. He currently serves as the captain of India’s national cricket team. In fact, he is the India’s captain in the three forms of the game. In limited-overs cricket, he is considered as one of the greatest finishers Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, Bihar, India. In addition to being a professional cricketer, he also serves as India Cements Ltd.’s Vice President, a position he took over after he resigned from  Air India. Today, India Cements Ltd owns the Chennai Super Kings, an IPL team where Dhoni also serves as the captain To date, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has the best records by a captain in terms of ODI and Test Cricket. In 2007, he took the post as ODI captain from Rahul Dravid. Under his captaincy, he has led the team to its first wins in the bilateral ODI series against the New Zealand and the Sri Lanka. He is also instrumental in leading India to win at the the CB Series of 2007–08,  the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2013 ICC Champions Trophy,  the 2010 Asia Cup, and the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 In 2011, he was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the year.

Imran Khan

Former Cricketer and Celebrity Imran KhanPakistani politician, former cricketer and celebrity Imran Khan has an estimated net worth of $50 million in 2013. He is known to be the Founding Chairman of Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre as well as the founder of Namal College, Mianwali Imran Khan Niazi was born on November 25, 1952 in Lahore, West Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford. From 1995 through 2004, he has been married to Jemima Khan. He has two children named Sulaiman and Kasim Khan Imran Khan played international cricket for two decades of his life. He joined the politics after his retirement. In addition to being a politician, Khan is also a prominent cricket commentator and philanthropist.

Sourav Ganguly

Former Indian cricketer Sourav GangulyFormer Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly has an estimated net worth of $55.5 million that he earned as a member and the captain of the Indian national team. Born Sourav Chandidas Ganguly on July 8, 1972 in Behala, Calcutta, West Bengal, India, he is the youngest son of Chandidas and Nirupa Ganguly. He was raised in an affluent Brahmin family and was introduced into the world of cricket by his elder brother Snehasish. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-handed medium-pace bowler. He is naturally right-handed but became a left-handed batsman at a young age so he could use his brother’s cricket equipment. He is fondly called as the Prince of Kolkata. He is also called the Bengal tiger because of his place of birth and the way he could pounce on the ball Ganguly is regarded as one of India’s most successful captains in modern times. He began his career by playing in state and school teams.

Shane Warne

Shane Warne Retired Professional CricketerHailed as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, Shane Warne is a retired professional cricketer with an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2012. Currently, Warne earns a living as a professional poker player and cricket commentator Born on September 13, 1969 in Victoria Australia, Shane Warne attended Mentone Grammar which offered him a scholarship right after graduating from Hampton High School. It was in 2000 when he was chosen as 1 of the 5Wisden Cricketers of the Century. In January 2007, his official retirement from international cricket came in. Warne has three children, named Summer, Brooke and Jackson, from his wife Simone Callahan. Allegations on extra-marital affairs triggered the separation of the couple in 2005 but in April 2007, they were reported to be together again. Unfortunately, in September 2007, they once again separated after Simone received a text message from her husband that was intended for another woman.

Matthew Fleming

Former English cricketer Matthew Fleming Former English cricketer, Matthew Fleming has a net worth of $30 million as of May 2012, according to the Sunday Times UK Rich List. The former Kent cricket captain, played for England in 11 one-day internationals in 1997 and 1998. He now works with the Afghan Connection charity. An old Etonian who served as an officer in the elite Royal Green Jackets, he is a member of the family that owned the Robert Fleming bank before it was sold in 2000. He is the nephew of Ian Fleming, the author who created James Bond, and a director of one of the subsidiaries of Fleming Family & Partners, which managed much of the family wealth. He owns several homes in East Anglia and London.

Phil Edmonds

Former English Cricketer and Corporate ExecutiveFormer English cricketer and corporate executive, Phil Edmonds has a net worth of $21 million as of May 2012, according to the Sunday Times UK Rich List. The left-arm spinner, took five wickets on his Test debut against Australia at Leeds in 1975. He took 125 wickets during a 12-year Test career, but it was at county level where he excelled. His partnership with “spin twin” John Emburey helped Middlesex to County Championship and one-day success. Even on the field his business brain was hard at work and he was credited with being one of the first players to secure a commercial product endorsement, wearing a Swatch watch while bowling. He played for Middlesex until 1992 by which time he was developing his business career. Phil was born in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia, he built a succession of oil companies largely in Africa.

Vic Marks

Vic Marks is a Former Somerset and English CricketerVic Marks is a former Somerset and English cricketer Born Victor James Marks on June 25, 1955 in Middle Chinnock, Somerset, England, he attended Blundell’s School and Oxford University, where he played between 1975 and 1978, and captained in 1976 and 1977 He played alongside Imran Khan and Chris Tavare, and opposite Peter Roebuck of Cambridge University, his captain when he played for Somerset Marks began his professional career in cricket when he made his first-class debut in the 1975 English domestic season. Five years later, he made his One Day International (ODI) debut against the West Indies. In 1982, he made his Test debut against Pakistan. Vic Marks has played in six Tests and thirty-four ODI. He has taken forty-four wickets at a bowling average of 25.79. In 1984, he made a bowling return best at ODI with his five for 20 for England against New Zealand which remains the best one-day innings analysis by an England slow bowler He is the only England slow bowler ever to have taken two ODI five-wicket hauls while claiming five for 39 against Sri Lanka in 1983.

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