Virat Kohli’s current net worth is valued to be around $127 million according to reports from various sources. It is estimated to be around Rs. 950 crores in Indian Currency.
With this, the player ranks first in the list of highest-paid Indian cricketers, leaving behind all the prosperous and highest-paid cricketers in Indian Cricket history.
Virat Kohli’s Net Worth Over The Years
Here is a table of references depicting the growth of player’s net worth over the years:
As is clearly visible from the above table, Virat Kohli’s net worth has grown almost double or triple each year in comparison to each preceding year. His net worth was $15 million in the year 2016. IT is nearly $127 million IN 2022 or Rs.950 crores as per Indian currency.
This is the benchmark he has set for the newcomers or new cricket enthusiasts. The growth and hard work always return back in terms of money, fame, love from fans around the globe, and goodwill.
No doubt, Virat Kohli has proven the above point from the first day of his cricket journey, i.e., ever since making his debut for Team India in 2008. He has left his mark on the sport.
His rank among the highest-paid athletes for 2017 was 89th. His current rank, i.e., of 2022 is 61st. His brand value stands at an astonishing amount of $144 million, and he became the top celebrity brand recently after he overtook Shah Rukh Khan.
He earns most of his money from the contracts signed to him by IPL and BCCI. Along with these, he also earns an ample amount of money from brand endorsements and sponsorship deals.
Virat Kohli Salary
Virat Kohli has a grade A+ contract with the BCCI and with this, he has an annual salary of nearly Rs. 7 crores. He is among the three players along with Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah who have an A+ contract with the BCCI.
Virat Kohli’s salary in the IPL contributes a lot to his brand value due to the substantial sums he earns. Kohli is one of the highest-paid players in the history of the IPL or Indian Premier League.
During the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008, Royal Challengers Bangalore secured the services of Virat Kohli. It was done by signing off the Under 19 players’ draft for just under Rs.12 lakhs. He moved to Bangalore to give a boost to his cricket journey by IPL after winning the U19 World Cup for India as a captain.
Here is a table for player’s salaries in the IPLs from the year 2008 to the present (2022):
|2022 (Retain)||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 150,000,000|
|2021 (Retain)||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 170,000,000|
|2020 (Retain)||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 170,000,000|
|2019 (Retain)||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 170,000,000|
|2018||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 170,000,000|
|2017||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 125,000,000|
|2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 125,000,000|
|2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 125,000,000|
|2014||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 125,000,000|
|2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 82,800,800|
|2012||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 82,800,800|
|2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 82,800,800|
|2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 1,200,000|
|2009||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 1,200,000|
|2008||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 1,200,000|
These are the various grades and salary segments of BCCI:
- Grade A+ Salary: $ 1 million (Rs 7 crore)
- Grade A Salary: $ 0.68 million (Rs 5 crore)
- Grade B Salary: $ 0.41 million (Rs 3 crore)
- Grade C Salary: $ 0.14 million (Rs 1 crore)
Virat Kohli is a Grade A+ player and according to the BCCI central contracts, he earns hefty sums as a player and has an annual salary of nearly Rs.7 crores. As a grade-A+ player, he gets $190,000 (Rs1.25 crore) on an annual basis as his retainer fee and receives Rs.5 lakh for playing a Test match, and 3 lakh for playing an ODI match, and 1.50 lakhs for playing a T20 match respectively.
Hence, he earns around $2 million yearly. His salary even includes a bonus amount of Rs.5 crores.
Income From Endorsements
Virat Kohli gets plenty of interest from most of the biggest brands in the country and is one of the most marketable superstars in India. Some of the noticeable examples are His endorsement deals with Manyavar, Phillips, Pepsi, Audi, Hero, Valvoline, Cinthol Deo, Boost, Fastrack, Puma, Godrej, Head & Shoulders, Nestle India, and many more. Virat Kohli is also the brand ambassador of MPL.
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Kohli also gains a lot of money from endorsements. He makes an estimate of Rs.17 crores from brand deals and charges approx Rs.2 crores per day for shooting commitments, compared to the World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni who charges Rs.1.5 crores.
The Popular MRF Sticker
Kohli sports and advertises the MRF sticker on his bat and also promotes their MRF ZLX range of tires through this advertisement. Currently, he earns nearly Rs.12.5 crore annually for using the MRF sticker on his cricket bat.
MRF secured a three-year contract with the former captain, Virat Kohli, back in 2015 which was renewed again in 2017. This was done for an eye-watering sum of Rs. 100 crores for a period of the next eight years from 2017.
Social Media Star, Kohli
Virat Kohli’s current social media following makes him the most popular person in Asia, at least on digital media platforms. He has 195 million followers on Instagram. He is the most popular cricketer on that platform and has the biggest follower and fan base among sportsmen only behind famous football players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
He also has over 46 million followers on Twitter and is the most popular Indian account on that platform behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His unmatchable social media presence adds a lot to his extensive brand value. According to various reports, it adds a hefty sum of nearly Rs. 328 crores to Virat Kohli’s net worth!
In total, his total brand endorsement earnings is $24 Million USD.
Here is a table with reference to all his endorsements:
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Interesting Facts About Virat Kohli
- India’s ‘run-machine’ Virat Kohli is the first Indian player and second in the world to score the speediest 10 centuries in ODIs.
- Cricketer Virat Kohli is the first player to score back-to-back three centuries in Test cricket while captaining the team
- Virat Kohli is the fastest batsman to score 8000 runs, 9000 runs, 10000 runs, 11000 runs, and 12000 runs in ODI cricket.
- Virat is the only Indian cricketer to hit a ton in his World Cup debut. He achieved this feat against Bangladesh in the 2011 World Cup.
- Not many know, that Virat Kohli is the first cricketer to take a wicket off the ‘non-legal delivery’ in T20Is. He picked the wicket of Kevin Pietersen off a wide ball in 2011.
- Virat Kohli is one of the few players in IPL history who has never been auctioned in the cash-rich league. In 2008, he was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and has been retained every season.
- Forbes named Virat Kohli India\’s most valuable celebrity brand in 2017. He reportedly gets over 100 crores from the brand endorsement.
- Apart from cricket, Kohli is also known for his impressive dressing sense and has been amongst the 10 best-dressed men.
- Virat Kohli suffered a cervical spine injury in 2018 during the South Africa tour and this forced him to make changes in his diet he turned completely vegan post this incident.
- Virat Kohli holds the record of winning the ‘Man of the tournament’ award twice in the T20 World Cup which is apparently the most by any cricketer in International cricket.
Now, aren’t all these facts about our dearest Virat Kohli so impressive to keep drooling over him forever? Well, indeed they are!
Being the darling that he is, he always responds to his fans and is lovely among them. He has been in hundreds of interviews as well where he has been asked several behavioral and work-life questions being answered by him wholeheartedly and honestly.
Several booming cricket enthusiasts see their role model in ‘Virat Kohli’ to which he just says, for a goal like this, it requires hard work and full dedication every day until you see yourself where you want to be!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the present net worth of Virat Kohli?
As per the reports, estimated net worth of Kohli is approximately $127 million. If this amount is converted in Indian Currency, it comes down to nearly Rs. 950 crores.
Who is richer Virat or Dhoni?
Considering the brand value, Kohli stands on the first spot with Rs 1,412 crore while Dhoni stands on the fifth spot with Rs 464 crore.
If we consider Net Worth, even then Kohli is richer than Dhoni with its estimated net worth at Rs. 860 crore (or $110 million ). Kohli has a net worth of Rs. 950 crores(or $127 million).
What is Virat Kohli salary per month?
Virat earns major chunk of his salary from BCCI. Reportedly, Virat has a grade A+ contract with the BCCI which earns him an annual salary of approx. Rs. 7 crores.
Apart from this he also earns from the matches he plays. Each appearance in a Test match earns him Rs. 15 lakhs, while every ODI and T20I match adds Rs. 6 and Rs. 3 lakhs respectively to his total salary.
Who is richer Virat or Anushka?
As per Forbes India’s 2019 Celeb 100 List, Virushka is among the wealthiest celebrities in the nation. Virat topped the list with Rs 252.72 crores while his lady love stood at 21.
Combined net worth of the power couple is more than INR 1250 crores.
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