Rahul Dravid is probably the most self-less athlete you might be aware of. Even during his last days in international cricket, Dravid was in his prime form. But he took the decision of retiring as he wanted to give opportunity to youngsters like Cheteshwar Pujara to represent the Indian team. Rahul is probably the only cricketer in the world respected not only for his performances, but also for being a true gentleman! His performance, persona and image has earned him a lot of respect and rightfully has had a reward attached to it. So, let us have a look at the net worth of Rahul Dravid.
Rahul Dravid Net Worth
According to online portal TheRichest, the net worth of Rahul Dravid was $22.6 million (almost ₹156 Crore) by 2016. However, it is expected to have increased to ₹160-175 Crore by 2019. His major source of income came from match fees and endorsements. However post-retirement, Rahul signed up with Star Sports as a commentator for a year.
Dravid as the India A and U-19 Coach
Rahul became the Head Coach of the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals in 2014. In 2016, Delhi Daredevils made him as their head coach. Currently, he is the Head Coach of Indian A as well as the Indian U-19 team and is nurturing the young talent for the international platform.
Salary: Rahul Dravid Net Worth
It is said that Rahul Dravid earns ₹5 Crores a year for being the coach of the India A and U-19 team which has added to his net worth in the past few years. Initially, his contract started with ₹2.63 Crores but increased by 100% in the later years. Before retirement in 2012, Rahul was a Grade A player in the 2011-12 season BCCI Contract. BCCI paid him ₹1 Crore per year.
Endorsements: Rahul Dravid Net Worth
Dravid’s charisma earned him a lot of brand endorsements in his initial years in the late 1990s. Rahul has been associated with extremely popular brands like Pepsi, Gillette, Asian paints, Hutch, Google Pixel, Reebok, Bank of Baroda, Samsung, Sansui, Max Life and many more. He was also the brand ambassador of Britannia and had its sticker on his bat. In 2007-08, Dravid earned around ₹15-18 Crores through endorsements.
In 2017, Bengaluru F.C. of the Indian Super League (ISL) made Rahul Dravid as its Brand Ambassador. Bengaluru F.C. is led by Indian Legend Sunil Chhetri and owned by JSW Steel.
Investments: Rahul Dravid Net Worth
Dravid has been a believer of being a grounded personality. He has not invested in creating brands of his own unlike cricketers Yuvraj Singh who has his own fashion brand called YWC Clothing.
In 2010, Rahul bought a designer house in the posh locality of Indira Nagar in Bengaluru. His house is worth ₹4.2 Crores. Rahul’s other properties add up to a total of ₹22 Crores.
He owns luxury cars of the brands Mercedes Benz, BMW and Hyundai. His cars are approximately worth ₹6 Crores. However, some of the cars were not bought by him directly and gifted to him by his sponsors.
The 46-year old has always been one of the most charitable sportsman in India. Currently, Rahul is the brand ambassador for Government of India’s ‘Say No to Tobacco’ movement. Dravid appears on the screen of our nearby cinema halls, whenever we go out to watch a movie. He has also promoted Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), UNICEF and AIDS Awareness Campaigns for social awareness.
Rahul has tried to serve the society in every way possible. Dravid once made a donation of ₹1 Lakh to the Mysore Zoo in Karnataka. He also adopted 2 of the cheetahs in the same zoo. In 2012, he was even made the special traffic for his home town of Bengaluru.
‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid is the most humble cricketer anyone has ever seen. The legendary Indian batsman had the ability to adjust according to any conditions. Dravid is one of the most successful batsmen in overseas test matches. Rahul Dravid led India to a historic test series victory in England in 2007. With this, he became the 3rd Indian captain to win a test series in England. Even legendary captains like Sourav Ganguly, Mohammed Azharuddin and MS Dhoni failed to achieve this feat in their career.
Although people say that he was more of a test match player, he is 10th leading scorer in ODI cricket. The former Indian captain has 24,208 runs and 48 centuries to his name and is the 6th highest run getter in international cricket. Along with being one of the best batsmen, Dravid has also been one of the most successful fielders with 334 catches to his name. In 2018, Dravid became the 5th Indian player to be inducted in ICC Hall of Fame for his services for the sport.