Cricket and Cricketers are always has been an entertainment source for us and earning source for the players they earn through various mediums and sources. Some players charge huge amounts for brand endorsements. here are some Top 5 Highest Paid Cricketers In World. After football, cricket is the most popular sport in the world which make it one of the most paid professions in the World. Here is the list of Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in the World in 2016.
5. AB De Villiers ( 5.5 Million )
This 360-degree player and Superman of Cricket is the 5th most player who highly earns through brand endorsement, salaries by South African Central Board, IPL, and another cricket leagues. 3.5 Million he earns through his through his salary only. And he also paid 2 Million by a company which he endorses. AB De Villiers annually earns 5.5 Million.
4. Shahid Afridi ( 6.3 Million )
Boom Boom Afridi is the most explosive batsman. He earns 2.3 Million through his salary by PCB and another T20 league. And he is number one top paid Pakistan player. And he is also endorsing top brands in Pakistan. From endorsement, he earns 4 Million and he annually earns around 6.3 Million which makes him 4th highest paid cricketers in the world.
3. Chris Gayle ( 7.5 Million )
This Jamaican batsman is a destructive force in Cricket and he is a party animal. he is the most valuable player in any cricket league. He just earns 4.5 Million by various cricket leagues like Big Bash, IPL, Cpl, and much more and he is the great entertainer so the various companies have him as their Brand Ambassador and they pay him 3 Million for brand Endorsement.
2. Virat Kohli ( 24.9 Million )
This young Indian Cricketer is the most successful youngster in this Era. And from the last few year, he is in the awesome form last two years. He was the highest paid cricketer in recent IPL. He got paid 2.26 Million for this season. And through IPL and from BCCI Central Board pay 6.9 Million annually. And he is endorsing various brands and Virat has his own brand WRONG and he also endorses a various brand which has 18 Million turnover. He will definitely beat MS Dhoni in few years to become world’s highest paid cricketers.
1. M.S.Dhoni ( 28.7 Million )
Limited over skipper M.S.Dhoni is most successful captain in the world of cricket. and he just an awesome and an ideal person. And he is top most paid player in the world of cricket. he earns 23 Million through endorsing only. And IPL and BCCI pay him 5.7 Million annually. He has the most number of an endorsement than Sachin Tendulkar. The annual income of Dhoni is 28.7 Million which makes him highest paid cricketers in the world. He is the great personality on the field and off the field.