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Monday, 30 March 2015

10 Highest Paid Cricket Players!




10 Highest Paid Cricket Players!

Cricket has a history that can be placed back to the 16th century. Early cricket had several names including stool-ball, club-ball, stob-ball, and trap-ball. Early proof of the game can be traced back to Prince Edward of England.


Forward almost 6 centuries and the game is played on 6 continents and has made the elite players mega million dollar celebrities. Super celebrities like Mick Jagger, Russell Crowe, and High Jackman are well known for their love of Cricket.

Former Billionaire Sir Robert Allen Stanford created and funded the Stanford 20/20 tournament in Antigua. The tournment was held in the Antigua on Stanford property and had a total purse of $20.



1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Total Earnings: $26.5 million
Cricket Pay: $3.5 million
Endorsements: $23 million
National Team: India
IPL Team: Chennai Super Kings
Major Sponsors: Reebok, PepsiCo, Sony


2. Sachin Tendulkar
Total Earnings: $18.6 million
Cricket Pay: $2.1 million
Endorsements: $16.5 million
National Team: India
IPL Team: Mumbai Indians
Major Sponsors: Adidas, Coca-Cola, Castrol



3. Gautam Gambhir
Total Earnings: $7.3 million
Cricket Pay: $3.9 million
Endorsements: $3.4 million
National Team: India
IPL Team: Kolkata Knight Riders
Major Sponsors: Reebok, Red Bull, Hero Honda


4. Virat Kohli
Total Earnings: $7.1 million
Cricket Pay: $3.1 million
Endorsements: $4 million
National Team: India
IPL Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Major Sponsors: Nike, PepsiCo, Toyota


5. Virender Sehwag
Total Earnings: $6.9 million
Cricket Pay: $2.8 million
Endorsements: $4.1 million
National Team: India
IPL Team: Delhi Daredevils
Major Sponsors: Fila, Hero Honda, Royal Challenge


6. Shane Watson
Total Earnings: $5.9 million
Cricket Pay: $2.9 million
Endorsements: $3 million
National Team: Australia
IPL Team: Rajasthan Royals
Major Sponsors: Gunn & Moore, Asics, TAG Heuer


7. Michael Clarke
Total Earnings: $4.9 million
Cricket Pay: $2.7 million
Endorsements: $2.2 million
National Team: Australia
IPL Team: Pune Warriors India
Major Sponsors: Spartan Sports, Gillette, Bonds


8. Brett Lee
Total Earnings: $4.8 million
Cricket Pay: $1.8 million
Endorsements: $3 million
National Team: Australia*
IPL Team: Kolkata Knight Riders
Major Sponsors: Reebok, Gatorade, Vodafone


9. Ricky Ponting
Total Earnings: $4.1 million
Cricket Pay: $1.8 million
Endorsements: $2.3 million
National Team: Australia 
IPL Team: None
Major Sponsors: Kookaburra, Valvoline, Rexona


10. Yusuf Pathan
Total Earnings: $3.7 million
Cricket Pay: $3.3 million
Endorsements: $350,000
National Team: India
IPL Team: Kolkata Knight Riders
Major Sponsors: PepsiCo, Tata Indicom

Source - Forbes.com

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