After football, cricket is the most popular game all across the world. The main reason for its popularity is its massive following in the Indian sub-continent. A lot of cricketing stars have become national icons and hence successful companies have made the best use of their fame for a positive brand image. Cricket has become a commercial entity today. But its major part of commercialization came after the commencement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. The two most popular industries of India – Bollywood and Cricket, joined hands to make this a huge success all across the world. IPL teams have to invest loads of money on their players in the auctions. Hence, a lot of cricketers end up living a lavish lifestyle along with the fame they receive. Let us have a look at the top 10+ richest cricketers in the world
10YUVRAJ SINGH (India)
Net worth: $35 Million (₹245 Crore)
Number 10 on this list is India’s very own “Punjab da Puttar” Yuvraj Singh. Yuvi has represented the Indian cricket team in 402 matches and has scored 11,868 runs. He was “man of the Tournament” in T20 World Cup 2007 and ICC World Cup 2011. Yuvraj is a popular figure in India and has endorsed for brands like Puma, LG, Reebok, Xbox, Revital and Pepsi. He was the highest paid cricketer in IPL for consecutive seasons of 2014 and 2015. He was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for a huge amount of ₹16 crores in 2015. Yuvi also runs his own charitable foundation called “YouWeCan” for creating cancer awareness. In 2017, Yuvraj inaugurated his own fashion label by the name ‘YWC’ which gained a lot of positive response.