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Retiring Tendulkar is India’s Wealthiest Cricket Player

30 October 2013

Wealth-X List Reveals His Wealth Eclipses Combined Fortunes Of Others On The List

 

LONDON, 30 October, 2013 – Sachin Tendulkar, India’s legendary batsman who is retiring next month, is the country’s wealthiest cricket player with a personal fortune of US$160 million, according to a Wealth-X estimate released today.

 

Known affectionately by his legions of fans as “Little Master”, Tendulkar has amassed a fortune that eclipses the combined net worth of the four other cricketers on the list, and is more than three times the net worth of the next wealthiest player, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

 

The 40-year-old former India captain, who stepped down from one-day internationals in December, 2012, will end his career with his final and 200th test match against West Indies in late November. Tendulkar played his final Twenty20 match in the Champions League T20 final between his Mumbai Indians team and the Rajasthan Royals side led by another former Indian skipper, Rahul Dravid, who made his last competitive appearance on the cricket field during that match. Dravid, 40, is estimated to be worth US$20 million.

 

Tendulkar is popular across the world, and in 1992 became the first overseas player to sign for Yorkshire, scoring more than 1,000 runs in the summer.

 

Below are India’s top five wealthiest cricket players:

 

Rank

Full Name

Age

Net Worth (in US$)

1

Sachin Tendulkar

40

           160,000,000

2

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

32

              50,000,000

3

Yuvraj Singh

31

              30,000,000

4

Rahul Dravid

40

              20,000,000

5

Virat  Kohli

24

              15,000,000

 

Wealth-X has published a global report with UBS on the ultra wealthy segment, download the Wealth-X and UBS World Ultra Wealth Report at http://www.wealthx.com/wealthxubswealthreport/


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Wealth-X is the definitive source of intelligence on the ultra wealthy with the world’s largest collection of curated research on ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals, defined as those with net assets of US$30 million and above. Headquartered in Singapore, it has 12 offices in five continents. (www.wealthx.com)

 

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