Indian captain Virat Kohli is one of the most valuable personalities in today’s world. The aggressive cricketer is not only achieving many great things in the sport but also thrives in business ventures too. It is no surprise that the run-machine is the richest cricketer on the planet and his jaw-dropping net worth is a testament to the fact.
As per the reports, Virat Kohli earned a whopping Rs 252.72 crores last year. His total net worth is reportedly around Rs 900 crores. Majority of his income comes through brand endorsements, advertisements and startups. Possessing a staggering wealth means one can invest money in several other businesses with ease.
Just a few weeks ago, we might have heard about his investment in an insurance startup identified as Digit. Virat Kohli also owns a series of gyms under the name ‘Chisel’ and has also invested money in startups named Stepathlon Kids and Sports Convo wherein he is also a brand ambassador. Furthermore, he has an e-commerce fashion brand by the name of ‘WROGN’.
Virat Kohli’s brand value increased by 39% as compared to last year
Digging a bit deep about his source of earning, Virat Kohli earns for his involvement in the game and endorsement. Kohli’s retainer fee for being a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is Rs 17 crores and thus making him the highest-paid player in the lucrative Indian Premier League. Furthermore, his annual salary from BCCI is Rs 7 crores.
However, he earns his major share of money from a whole bunch of endorsement deals. The 31-year-old endorses brands like Myntra, Uber, Audi, MRF, Manyavar and Tissot among others. One8, a brand which he co-created with Puma, has already crossed the Rs 100-crore revenue mark. Virat Kohli also owns two restaurants to his name.
The Indian captain recently took the numero uno spot on 2019’s Forbes Celebrities 100 list, while his wife Anushka Sharma who is a Bollywood actress was ranked 21st. As per a report released by Duff & Phelps which is a multinational consultancy firm, Virat Kohli’s brand value has hiked by 39% as compared to last year.
Virat Kohli, who is quite active on social media, has 51.4 million followers on the micro-blogging platform– Instagram. He is also an ideal promoter for not only fashion and lifestyle products but also sports and fitness brands. The Indian captain charges Rs. 1.35 crores per post. As per Firstpost, Virat Kohli charges Rs 2.3 crores for a single tweet.
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