This may sound cliche, but cricket is the posterboy of Indian sports, with the kind of following it attracts. And with that kind of popularity arises a huge amount of money. This was clearly evident in the recently released Forbes list that demarks the world’s richest sportspersons. Talking from Indian context, Virat Kohli is the only Indian on the Forbes world’s highest-paid athletes list. Here is the complete Virat Kohli net worth:
Virat Kohli had a net worth of about $25 million (Rs 174 crore) in 2019 which led him to rank 100 in the world’s highest paid athlete list. Earning of $21 million (Rs 146 crore) from endorsements and $4 million (Rs 27 crore) from salary together comprises Virat Kohli net worth of $25 million. The captain of Indian cricket team earns huge!
Virat Kohli born on November 5, 1988 in New Delhi made his international debut for India at age of 19 in 2008. According to his family, when he was three-years old, a young Kohli picked up a cricket bat and started to swing it, asking his father to bowl at him. Kohli grew up in Uttam Nagar and did his schooling at Vishal Bharti Public School.
The captain of Indian cricket team is currently world’s No.1 batsmen. In 2018, Kohli became the first Asian captain to conquest the Test in South Africa, England and Australia in a calendar year. Coming from the modest middle class family to one of the highest paid celebrity in our country, this man has seen it all. He is the highest earning cricketer worldwide. Courtesy: Hard work, sacrifice and greatest discipline throughout his journey. The 30-year- old Run Machine is currently living his dream life outside his cricketing circle. He is currently married to actress Anushka sharma, Bollywood actress.
Virat Kohli Net Worth: Salary
Being a skipper of Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli is currently under BCCI top A+ contract which includes only three players (Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah). This contract ensures him the salary of Rs seven crore per annum making him the top earner. Along with it he is the highest paid cricketer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the team Royal Challengers Bangalore with annual contract which pays him Rs 17 crore.
Love for cars and properties
Being the spokesperson for Audi obviously has its perquisites – like free set of cool wheels from time to time. Apart from Audi R8, Kohli is a proud owner of, BMW X6, Range Rover and Lamborghini among others.
After Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in Tuscany, the duo moved to a sea-facing apartment in Worli, Mumbai. This property costs Rs nine crore. Delhi ka Ladka is known to reside in an elegant bungalow that has been purchased in the capital of the country and in his hometown which costs nearly Rs 80 crore.
Virat Kohli Net Worth: Endorsements
The net worth of Indian skipper is moving up with a rocket-speed and thanks to his endorsements. Virat Kohli’s net worth has a lot to do with his endorsement he does for number of brands. Kohli does a lot of promotions and endorsement for various products in the market which in-return he receives surplus amount. He has already dethroned Shah Rukh Khan to become most valuable celebrity brand in India with brand value 144 million USD with growth of 56 percent from last year.
Kohli endorse as many as 20 brands with estimated endorsement value of more than Rs 150 crore. The cricketer charges almost a $1 million for per day shoot putting him in a league of worldwide stars. PUMA and MRF are some big company Kohli is associated with. The prolific batsman is currently having a deal of Rs 110 crore with Puma for eight years.
He also works with brands like- Colgate, Palmolive, Audi, Tissot, Amaze batteries and inverters , Hero motoCorp , Volini , Too Yumm , Manyavar , Boost , American Tourister , Uber, Vicks , Philips India and more. His recent deal with Uber has sky-rocketed his revenue and brand value.
Virat Kohli Net Worth: Investments
Virat Kohli is earning some serious amount of money but concerning about his future and a being a smart person on-field he is smarter off-field too. As a result, Virat makes lots of investment in the various fields.
Celebrities venturing into the restaurant business are nothing new. For Virat, it is Nueva in New Delhi which serves South American cuisine. We all know he is a football lover which led up to being an owner of a football club. He is the co-owner of FC Goa (Indian Super League club) and has invested around Rs 1 crore. Kohli owns the stakes around 25 percent. Apart from sports, Kohli is tech-savvy too. Sports Convo is a London based Tech Start up and it became Kohli’s second business venture. It is primarily a place where sports fan of different sports can meet and discuss their favourite sports and players.
This heartthrob has made an entry in clothing industry too. Virat kohli is a co-owner of Wrogn and a brand ambassador too. Currently brand retails 75 shoppers stop across the country. One thing Kohli never compromise is his fitness. Fitness enthusiast therefore has begun with his own gym chain and a new venture named CHISEL GYM. He has invested almost Rs 90 crore into this venture.
We have seen Virat Kohli as an aggressive cricketer who is a superb batsman and a captain. Many of us would hardly believe it, but he has a sensitive and soft side to him as well. That is shown in his charity work. The skipper of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli once said, “If I am able to inspire kids to achieve something that will be my biggest achievement.” Kohli has a charity foundation named ‘Virat Kohli Foundation’ (VKF) which collaborates with NGOs to help raise funds and help children. He captains the football team All Hearts owned by VFK, which plays matches for charity matches.