Cricket and money walk hand in hand in India. And when you are the vice-captain of the national team, one of the best openers in the game and the only man to score three double hundreds in ODIs, your stocks are obviously going to be very high. Yes, we are talking about Rohit Sharma and his net worth!
The Hit-man, nicknamed due to a reason known to all, has seen a number of ups and downs since his debut in 2007. But ever since MS Dhoni decided to promote him up the order as an opener, Rohit Sharma has not looked back in his career. And neither has his bank balance! Let us take a look at Rohit Sharma’s net worth, endorsements and his salary:
Rohit Sharma Net worth
Rohit Sharma has been a crucial part of India’s limited overs squad since 2013. The Hit-man and his partner, Shikhar Dhawan, are arguably the best opening pair in ODIs at the moment. Rohit has more than 8,000 runs in the 50-over format at an average of 48.7 and 2000+ runs in T20Is.
Sharma has also won the Indian Premier League record 5 times, in 2009 with Deccan Chargers and 4 times as the captain of Mumbai Indians. He is also the most successful IPL captain, moving ahead of MS Dhoni with the recent IPL 2019 triumph.
And we all know this by now, any cricketer with such a strong resume will have his pockets full with salary and brand endorsements in India. And Rohit Sharma is no exception to that. The Indian vice-captain is the fourth richest Indian cricketer after Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar. He was 23rd in ‘Forbes’ Celebrity 100’ list in 2018 with the earnings of ₹ 31.49 crores.
But those are just his earnings. What is Rohit Sharma’s total net worth? As of the latest data available at the end of 2018, the Hit-man’s net worth is $18.7m or ₹ 130 crores.
BCCI is without a doubt the richest governing body in the world and it comes as no surprise that they look after their top players. The Indian governing body started a new category for Annual Players Contracts in 2017 – Grade A+. And for the year October 2018 to September 2019, only three players are part of this category, Kohli, Bumrah and Rohit. How much do they earn you ask? ₹ 7 crores per year regardless of their performance.
And that’s just the Retainers Fees. Indian players also earn $23,380 (₹ 16.3L) per test match, $9,352 (₹6.5L) per ODI and $4,676 (₹ 3.2L) per T20I. So if you just take 2018 into consideration, Rohit has earned ₹ 2.4 crores from his match fees. BCCI also pays 26% of its annual gross revenue to cricketers from around the country, half of which is reserved for international players.
All in all, Rohit Sharma earns ₹ 11.5 crores as his average annual salary from BCCI, including Retainers fees, match fees and performance based bonuses.
In IPL, Rohit is one of the highest paid players, having been the captain of Mumbai Indians since 2013 and leading them to a title four times. The Ambanis pay him ₹15 crores for his services every season. (Again, this is before the performance based bonuses)
Rohit has become one of the top faces in the advertising industry after his knock of 264 against Sri Lanka. The biggest one has to be the German Sports brand Adidas, which has been with the right-hander since 2013. Rohit recently renewed his contract with the famous three-striped brand, as he continues to use their bat, shoes and other equipment during the game.
Rohit is sponsored by yet another global company, Hublot, the Swiss Luxury watch brand. The 32-year also endorses Relispray, Highlander (A Clothing Brand), CEAT Tyres, Sharp TV, Aristocrat Bags, Oppo, amongst others.
The Indian opener has also been seen in advertisements for Maggi, Fair and Lovely, Lays, Energy Drink Relentless, Nissan, Nasivion nasal spray in the past. Rohit reportedly earns ₹ 7.2 crores per year through sponsorships and brand endorsements.
Despite being born in Nagpur, Rohit is a Mumbaikar since his childhood. And the Indian vice-captain currently lives in Worli, Mumbai in a luxury apartment which he bought in 2015. The estimated worth of his house, located in one of the richest area of Mumbai, is around ₹ 30 crores. The reported worth of his luxury car collection is ₹ 5.1 crores.
(Disclaimer: Amounts mentioned for brand endorsements and investments are just reported values, actual figures may or may not vary.)
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