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Virender Sehwag Net Worth | Endorsements, Salary, Investments [2023 Updated]

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Virender Sehwag or simply Viru was arguably the most destructive batsman of the 21st century and one of India’s finest opening batsmen. Sehwag was famous for his attacking batting style and even after his retirement, the Nawab of Najafgarh is socially active. The 44-year-old has developed a reputation for witty posts on social media. It comes as no surprise that Viru is still popular amongst cricket fans. He has kept himself busy with various endeavors and is still making great money. But how much exactly is Virender Sehwag’s net worth?

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Virender Sehwag Net Worth

Net Worth $42 million
Resides at New Delhi
Marital Status Married
Endorsements Adidas, Boost, Samsung Mobiles, Reebok, Hero Honda, Zandu Balm, Nirala Group, Rasna, Royal Challenge, JK cements, ICICI bank, Xiaomi India, Fila, PolicyX.com
Sources of Income Endorsements, Micro-blogging, Coaching, Commentary, Investments
Image Source: The Statesman

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Sehwag is living a luxurious life after his retirement. Thanks to his coaching contracts with IPL teams, various brand endorsements, microblogging, and a little bit of Cricket here and there in foreign leagues, the 44-year-old is amongst the richest cricketers in India. 

In fact, according to Forbes, Sehwag was the 5th highest-paid Indian cricketer in 2017. And it comes as no surprise due to the former opener’s various commitments after retirement. 

The 44-year-old was associated with Star Network for commentary in the IPL, India’s bilateral series, and the 2019 World Cup. Sehwag is usually a part of the Hindi commentary entourage.

The World Cup winner is also a micro-blogger nowadays, using his Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to talk about various issues. He has a huge fan following on social media, with 27,000 subscribers on YouTube, 4.3m on Instagram, and a whopping 19.3m on Twitter. Sehwag reportedly earns about $3m annually, from his tweets.

Viru was the mentor of Kings XI Punjab for five years, which he left at the end of the 2018 season. Looking at his post-retirement activities, it should come as no surprise that Sehwag is one of the richest Indian cricketers, four years after he hung his boots. Virender Sehwag, the former Indian cricketer known for his explosive batting style, has amassed a significant net worth throughout his career. As of 2023, Virender Sehwag’s net worth is estimated to be around $42 million.

Brand Endorsements:

Virender Sehwag Net Worth
Virender Sehwag Net Worth (Credits Inside Sport)

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Although Sehwag has several things going on in the commentary box and on social media, most of his earnings still come from brand endorsements. Currently, brands like Adidas, Zandu Balm, JK Cements, Boost, Hero, Royal Challenge, Rasan, and Nirala are listed on his website www.sehwagworld.com as current or former sponsors, for which he charges around $350,000 for an annual deal. Sehwag endorses a host of brands like PolicyX.com, Fila (sportswear brand), Samsung Mobiles, Reebok, and many more. Viru reportedly earns $4.1m per year through endorsements.

The explosive batsman also has his merchandise listed on Amazon. One can get t-shirts, bags, caps, bats, and leather balls of the ‘Virender Sehwag brand.

Investments

Virender Sehwag Net Worth
Virender Sehwag Net Worth (Credits ESPN Cricinfo)

Sehwag lives in a lavish house at Hauz Khas in Delhi, one of the most expensive areas in the city. The former opener has a limited-edition Bentley Continental Flying Spur and a BMW 5 series in his car collection. 

Viru has opened ‘Sehwag International School’ in Jhajjar Haryana, 65 km outside Delhi. The school has state-of-the-art sports coaching for various sports spread across 23 acres.

Charity

Following Virender Sehwag’s remarkable achievement of scoring his second triple-hundred in cricket, the government of Haryana extended a generous offer to him. They provided him with 23 acres of land to establish an academy that would serve as both a school and a sports-promoting institution. Seizing the opportunity, Sehwag utilized the land to build a school with a dual objective of providing education to children and nurturing their sporting talents in the country. By combining academics and athletics, Sehwag’s school aspires to foster holistic development and support the overall growth of students.


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FAQ

What is the net worth of Virender Sehwag in 2023?

Virender Sehwag’s total net worth is around $42 Million (Rs.300 Crores).

How much does Virender Sehwag make in a year?

Virender Sehwag earns an estimated salary of $25 Million per Year.

How has brand endorsements impacted Virender Sehwag’s net worth?

Brand endorsements have played a significant role in enhancing Sehwag’s net worth. With his popularity and success in cricket, he became a sought-after brand ambassador for various renowned brands, leading to lucrative endorsement deals.

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Chinmay Pagar
Chinmay Pagar
I might be a Mechanical Engineer on the paper, but I was a Sports enthusiast since childhood, screaming at the TV watching cricket at the age of 4. Not much excites me other than sports unless it's free pizza. I can watch literally anything remotely related to sports; Cricket, Football, Tennis, F1, Hockey, Athletics, Chess, you name it! And I love to write too, so at the time I'm not watching sports, I'm writing about it. Or eating pizzas, of course.

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