Since his debut in the international scene on 18 August 2008 against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli has emerged to become one of the greatest batsmen in modern times. The 31-year-old has not only reached spectacular heights in Cricket but is also thriving in business ventures too. The run machine’s lucrative net worth and his affluent lifestyle, thereby, comes to no surprise and is what we will be discussing in-depth Virat Kohli net worth in this blog.
Virat Kohli’s Total Net Worth:
Having broken numerous records and surpassed many of the game’s greats, Virat Kohli has become the most consistent all-format accumulator of his time. As a result, Kohli has accumulated great wealth over the years from brand endorsements, advertisements and start-ups.
Forbes ranks the Indian Captain 66th in the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes 2020. His brand value stands at over $144 million (US Dollars) and recently overtook Shahrukh Khan as the country’s top-ranking celebrity brand. According to Forbes reports, Virat Kohli has a total net worth of $26 million dollars or approximately 900 crores after earning a staggering 252.72 crores last year. Majority of this has been formed through endorsements, while a small percentage of it consists of his salary and winnings from Cricket.
Virat Kohli’s Salary:
As stated earlier, a small percentage of Kohli’s net worth consists of his salary and winnings from playing Cricket. The Indian skipper is the highest earning cricketer in India and is among two other Cricketers, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, to have been selected for the nation’s A+ contract. This contract guarantees an annual salary of $1 million dollars or $7 crores.
He also earns a salary of $2.5 million (US Dollars) playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, making him the highest paid IPL player at the moment.
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Virat Kohli’s endorsements:
Over 90% of Virat Kohli’s income comes from numerous endorsements of brands that include: Audi, MRF, Puma, Colgate-Palmolive, Tissot, Myntra, Uber, Manyavar, as well as various shoots for many personal care companies. To this date,
He has earned money from having worked or been part of 17 companies. In addition, according to a report released by Duff & Phelps, a multinational consultancy firm, Kohli’s brand value has increased by a whopping 39 per cent, in comparison to the previous year.
Kohli also owns a series of gym chains, known as ‘Chisel’ and has invested in an insurance start-up known as Digit. He has also invested in start-up ventures such as Sports Convo and Stephathlon Kids where he also works as a brand ambassador.
The batting prodigy charges almost $1 million dollars a day for his shoots and his endorsements have brought him almost 24 million dollars, a figure that is envisioned to reach up to 34 million dollars in the near future. Meaning that the Indian Captain’s net worth is expected to rise exponentially, reaching unimaginable heights.
Indian Skipper, only Cricketer to feature amongst the top-10 highest-earning athletes on Instagram:
On top of all his achievements on field, Virat Kohli has also made it to the top 10 of the highest earning global athletes on Instagram, through sponsored posts on Instagram during Lockdown.
Reports state that the ace batsman occupies the sixth position on this Instagram list. All data and numbers were collected by “Attain’ between March 12 and May 14, around the time when numerous countries were in lockdown due to the coronavirus.
Reports estimate that Virat Kohli has earned around 379,294 pounds through his sponsored posts on Instagram during the designated period. Considering that Kohli has posted three posts, that equates to approximately 126, 431 pounds.
While Kohli is placed sixth on the list, he is followed by a Swedish football player, Zlaten Ibrahimovic, ex-NBA star Dwayne Wade, Brazilian football player Dani Alves and boxer Anthony Joshua.
Portugal and Juventus FC start footballer Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list, however, with an estimated earning of 1.8 million pounds. Argentina and FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is placed second in the list an earning of 1.2 million pounds.