Thursday, 16 May 2013



Who are the highest paid cricketers in world? Even though most Americans have no idea how the game is played and probably couldn't name a single star player, cricket is actually one of the most popular sports in the world. In fact, it could be argued that cricket is the second most popular sport in the world in terms of TV viewership behind soccer. That stat is especially true when India happens to be playing in the International Cricket Council's World Cup. The 2011 ICC World Cup final match between India and Sri Lanka was watched by an estimated 400 million people. That's four times the number of people who watch the average American Super Bowl. Well, it turns out the World Cup final was actually the second most viewed match of the tournament. When India played Pakistan in the semi-finals, an estimated one billion people tuned in around the world! That's enough to make the semi-final match the most viewed television event of 2011, by a few hundred million people.
When measuring popularity, it certainly doesn't hurt that cricket is the number one sport in India which has a population of 1.2 billion. Cricket is also extremely popular in Pakistan (population 175 million) Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Bermuda and many other countries around the globe. Bombay-born Sachin Tendulkar is basically the Michael Jordan of the cricket. He is widely considered one of the best batsman of all time, and potentially the best overall cricketer in history. Sachin and the other top players are global superstars who have literally hundreds of millions of fans and huge endorsement deals that put them in line with some of the highest paid athletes on the planet. So how much are the top cricketers making???
Sachin Tendulkar Salary
Highest Paid Cricketers
The Highest Paid Cricketers:
  • #1: MS Dhoni – $30 million ($3.5 million salary, $26.5 million endorsements)
  • #2: Sachin Tendulkar – $20 million ($2 million salary, $18 million endorsements)
  • #3: Virat Kohli – $9 million ($3 million salary, $9 million endorsements)
  • #4: Virender Sehwag – $7 million ($3 million salary, $4 million endorsements)
  • #5: Gautam Gambhir – $8 million ($4 million salary, $4 million endorsements)
  • #6: Shane Watson – $6 million (Australian, $3 million base, $3 million endorsements)
  • #7: Michael Clarke – $5 million (Australian, $3 million base, $2 million endorsements)
  • #8: Brett Lee – $5 million (Australian, $2 million base, $3 million endorsements)
  • #9: Ricky Ponting – $4 million (Australian, $2 million base, $2 million endorsements)
  • #10: Yusuf Pathan – $3.9 million ($3.3 base salary, $300 thousand endorsements)
  • #11: Yuvraj Singh – $3 million
  • #12: Rohit Sharma – $2.3 million
  • #13: Suresh Raina – $1.67 million
  • #14: Rahul Dravid – $1.55 million
  • #15: Harbhajan Singh – $1.53 million
  • #16: Zaheer Khan – $1.32 million
They are the people we love to hate…they sport the latest designer gear and lead the lavish lifestyle: Stumbling out of clubs every night and shopping during the day - oh, these are the stuff that dreams are made of! The wealthiest singers, rappers, actors and models are no doubt present on our Top 50 Richest Celebrities list. So whether you worship the ground they walk on or absolutely loathe them, you can’t help but have a quick peep at their earnings!


  1. #1
    $7.3
    Billion

    George Lucas

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  2. #2
    $5
    Billion

    Dina Merrill

    Dina Merrill net worth: Dina Merrill is an American socialite, philanthropist and actress who has a net worth of $5 billion. Dina Merrill is famous for her acting career
  3. #3
    $3
    Billion

    Steven Spielberg

    Steven Allen Spielberg is an American director, screenwriting, and producer with a net worth of $3 billion. His name is sinuous with film and
  4. #4
    $3
    Billion

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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  5. #5
    $2.7
    Billion

    Oprah Winfrey

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  6. #6
    $2
    Billion

    Jami Gertz

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  7. #7
    $1.2
    Billion

    Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Andrew Lloyd Webber, AKA Baron Lloyd Webber is an English composer of musical theatre, with a net worth of $1.2 billion. Andrew Lloyd Webber
  8. #8
    $1
    Billion

    Merv Griffin

    Merv Griffin was an American television host, singer, and media mogul with a net worth of $1 billion. Merv Griffin acquired that net worth
  9. #9
    $1
    Billion

    JK Rowling

    JK Rowling is a British author and one of the wealthiest private citizens in the United Kingdom, with a net worth of $1 billion.
  10. #10
    $800
    Million

    Jerry Seinfeld

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  11. #11
    $800
    Million

    John Lennon

    John Lennon was a well known singer, composer, musician and founding member of the Beatles with a net worth of $800 million. John Lennon
  12. #12
    $800
    Million

    Larry David

    Larry David made a whole lot of real money off of a "show about nothing". As the co-creator and executive producer of Seinfeld as
  13. #13
    $800
    Million

    Jim Davis

    Jim Davis was born in Indiana and has an estimated net worth of $800 million dollars. A cartoonist most widely recognized for his
  14. #14
    $800
    Million

    Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney is the most successful musician and composer in the history of pop music, with sixty gold discs, over 100 million single sales,
  15. #15
    $750
    Million

    Herb Alpert

    Herbert "Herb" Alpert is an American musician; he has a net worth of $750 million. Herb Alpert has built his net worth from his
  16. #16
    $700
    Million

    James Cameron

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  17. #17
    $650
    Million

    Madonna

    Madonna net worth: Madonna, is an influential and best-selling recording artist who has a net worth of $650 million. Madonna who was born
  18. #18
    $600
    Million

    Frank Sinatra

    Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra is an American singer and actor with a net worth of $600 million. Frank Sinatra gained his net worth
  19. #19
    $600
    Million

    Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson’s last single, a song he wrote with Paul Anka in 1983 called This is It, was released the recently, reminding us that
  20. #20
    $600
    Million

    Shahrukh Khan

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  21. #21
    $600
    Million

    Candy Spelling

    Candy Spelling net worth: Candy Spelling is an American heiress, writer, socialite and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $600 million dollars. Candy Spelling
  22. #22
    $600
    Million

    Bono

    Bono net worth: Bono is an Irish musician with a net worth of $600 million. Born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland, Bono formed his band U2
  23. #23
    $600
    Million

    Liz Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor was born in England and has an estimated net worth of $600 millon dollars. An actress, Elizabeth Taylor is widely recognized
  24. #24
    $580
    Million

    P Diddy

    P Diddy net worth: P Diddy is a rapper, actor, record producer, and men's fashion designer who has a net worth of $580 million dollars. Diddy, AKA Sean Combs or Puff Daddy
  25. #25
    $500
    Million

    Luciano Pavarotti

    Luciano Pavarotti was one of the most successful operatic tenors of all time and had a net worth of $500 million. Luiano Pavarotti accomplished
  26. #26
    $500
    Million

    Matt Groening

    Matt Groening is an American animator and creator of The Simpsons whose net worth is $500 million. When Groening first moved to LA
  27. #27
    $500
    Million

    Jay-Z

    Jay-Z is a rapper, songwriter and businessman who has a net worth of $500 million. Jay-Z has earned his net worth through his career
  28. #28
    $500
    Million

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    J. R. R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor with a net worth of $500 million. J. R. R. Tolkien
  29. #29
    $500
    Million

    Howard Stern

    Howard Stern Net Worth net worth: Howard Stern is a controversial American radio personality and host who hosted a show on terrestrial radio for 20 years before making the jump to Sirius Satellite Radio.
  30. #30
    $500
    Million

    Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey net worth: Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. The best-selling female artist in the history of the Billboard charts, she has
  31. #31
    $500
    Million

    Gloria Estefan

    Gloria Estefan was born in Cuba and has an estimated net worth of $500 million dollars. A singer-songwriter and actress, Gloria Estefan is
  32. #32
    $500
    Million

    Yoko Ono

    Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo, Japan and has an estimated net worth of $500 million dollars. Yoko Ono, a performance artist and
  33. #33
    $450
    Million

    Dolly Parton

    A singer-songwriter, actress, musician, author, and philanthropist, Dolly Parton has been writing and performing hit country songs for over 40 years. Dolly Parton was born in Tennessee and has an estimated net worth of $450 million dollars.
  34. #34
    $450
    Million

    Anna Nicole Smith

    Anna Nicole Smith was born in Texas and has an estimated net worth of $450 million dollars. A model and actress, Anna Nicole
  35. #35
    $450
    Million

    Bill Watterson

    Bill Watterson is an American cartoonist with a net worth of $450 million. Bill Watterson accumulated his wealth by creating one of the most
  36. #36
    $425
    Million

    Mel Gibson

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  37. #37
    $400
    Million

    Tyler Perry

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  38. #38
    $400
    Million

    Robyn Gibson

    Robyn Gibson is an Australian actress with a net worth of $425 million. Robyn Gibson acquired that wealth as an actress in Australian television
  39. #39
    $400
    Million

    Jack Nicholson

    Jack Nicholson is one of the wealthiest and most-award-nominated actors in American history. With a net worth of $400 million, Nicholson has appeared in
  40. #40
    $400
    Million

    Peter Jackson

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  41. #41
    $400
    Million

    Jimmy Buffett

    Jimmy Buffett was born in Mississippi and has an estimated net worth of $400 million dollars. Jimmy Buffett is an author, businessman, producer,
  42. #42
    $400
    Million

    Celine Dion

    Celine Dion net worth: Celine Dion is a Canadian singer, actress, songwriter, and entrepreneur who has an estimated net worth of
  43. #43
    $400
    Million

    Johnny Mathis

    Johnny Mathis Mathis is an American singer of popular music with a net worth of $400 million. Johnny Mathis earned his net worth through
  44. #44
    $400
    Million

    Stephen King

    What is Stephen King's net worth? Stephen King is a Maine-based author who has sold over 350 million books and has with an estimated net worth of $400 million dollars.
  45. #45
    $400
    Million

    Michael Bay

    Michael Bay is a film director and a producer with a net worth of $400 million. Michael Bay has earned his net worth through
  46. #46
    $400
    Million

    David Letterman

    David Letterman is an American comedian and late night talk show host with a net worth of $400 million.David Letterman Salary: $28 million
  47. #47
    $400
    Million

    George Harrison

    George Harrison was born in England and has an estimated net worth of $400 million dollars. A musician, singer-songwriter, producer, and actor, George
  48. #48
    $375
    Million

    Clint Eastwood

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  49. #49
    $370
    Million

    Elton John

    Elton John net worth: Elton John is an extremely popular British musician and one of the most commercially successful artists of all time, who has a net worth of $370 million. Elton John
  50. #50
    $360
    Million

    Dr Dre

    Dr. Dre net worth: Dr. Dre is an american rapper, actor and producer who has a net worth of $360 million. Dr. Dre was born Andre Romelle Young,
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