When you think of wealthy sports stars your mind automatically darts towards footballers, and in the large part you’d be right to. However, much like in life it is always the quiet ones who you least expect that turn out best.
Here are the Top 5 Richest Cricket Stars in the world in 2014.
Number 5: Imran Khan
Worth an estimated $50 million, Khan is no longer a cricketer but instead dedicates his time to politics. Known as one of the greatest all rounder’s of all time, Imran is equally as recognised for his humanitarian work and positions as founder of the Namal College in Mianwali and on the Board of Governors at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.
Number 4: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
As India’s most successful Captain, Mahnedra has an estimated $51 million to his name. Endorsed by Spartan cricket bats, he serves as the vice president of India Cements Ltd who own the Chennai Super Kings, which is an IPL team which also has Dhoni its captain.
Number 3: Sourav Ganuly
With an estimated net worth of $55 million, Ganuly is India’s most successful test captain. A left-handed batsman and right handed medium paced bowler he is worth every penny.
Number 2: Ricky Ponting
Australian professional and former captain Ricky Ponting has a net worth of $65 million. Leading Australia to back to back World Cup wins and racking up over 13345 runs in 165 test matches he has a huge following. Whether swinging his Kookaburra cricket bat or chatting to fans, he’s a firm favourite.
Number 1: Sachin Tendulkar
With an estimated net worth of £115 million it is no wonder he is number 1 in this list. He isn’t just a great cricketer; he is so good he is among five IPL cricketers with “icon” status. This means that he excludes himself from the league’s player auction and receives a 15% larger paycheck. On top of that he was also the first person to score more than 50 centuries in Test Matches.