Sports is one of the most popular things in India. But when it comes to money, India does not have good amount of money. There was a time when cricket had huge money but slowly and steadily the other Indian sportsperson have succeeded to earn. It is true that even if you make a list of richest sportsmen in India, then you will find most of the names of cricketers.
However, unlike past the list does not only consists of Cricketers. Here are the richest sports persons of India.
The Captain of Indian Cricket Team for limited overs and T20 internationals and Chennai Super Kings in IPL is the richest sportsman of India. He gets hefty amount as his salary for the international and IPL duties. He also co-owns a sports marketing agency. However, the majority of the money for MSD comes from endorsements. He has wide range of endorsements and is considered king of the advertising world. He was also featured in the Forbes List for richest athletes. As of now the net worth of his asset is INR 141.8 Crores.
You can’t keep him out of the list even if he has retired from cricket. The Bharatratna Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most popular faces in the country. His brand value cannot be estimated in terms of endorsements. Even after his retirement, he endorses range of products and brands. He is also planning for a cricket league with Shane Warne. He also co-owns an ISL football team. His net worth of asset is 59.54 Crores.
The Test Skipper of Indian Cricket Team, Virat Kohli is another name that has gained huge popularity in recent times. He is also one of the richest sportsman in India. He is also the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL team. He gets good amount of salary for cricket. Apart from that he has variety of endorsements under his name. He also owns a clothing brand and co-owns an ISL Football Team. He has one of the highest face values as a sportsperson in the country. His net worth is 58.43 Crores.
The star Tennis player is another name who has made huge amount of bucks by playing Tennis. She recently won the Wimbledon Doubles and has many grand slams in her name. She has an amazing brand value even though she stays most of the time outside India. She endorses variety of products and brands. Her net worth of asset is 6.58 Crores.
The current No 1 Badminton player of the world, Saina Nehwal is one of the richest sportsperson of the country. She has won Bronze Medal in the last Olympics and has won several badminton championships. She endorses variety of brands and has earned huge money in recent times. She is the richest sportsperson outside cricket and has shown that money can be earned from any sports. She has total net worth asset of 5.79 Crores.
The sportsperson of India in recent times have made their marks in International field. They have won huge prize money and besides that they have made the nation proud. The wealth of these sportsperson is only increasing and looking at their popularity and performance one can only say that it is going to get better with time.