Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is undeniably not only one of the best athletes but also one of the greatest and valuable personalities as of today. The 31-year old is not achieving things at a lightning-fast speed on the field but also flourishes in aspects outside of cricket. Hence, it is no news that the Indian cricketer is also the richest on the planet and his staggering net-worth further proves it.
As per reports, Kohli earned a whopping 252.72 crores last year. His overall net-worth is approximately INR 900 crores. The income that he earns mainly comes from brand endorsements, advertisements, and start-ups.
Thus, it is no surprise from where the Delhi-born batsman gets a large sum of money to invest in other ventures.
Recently, Kohli invested in an insurance start-up named Digit. He also owns a series of gym chains identified as ‘Chisel’ and poured his money in start-up ventures like Stephathlon Kids and Sports Convo, wherein he is the brand ambassador.
Moreover, he possesses an e-commerce fashion brand named ‘WROGN’.
Virat Kohli’s brand value increased by 39% as compared to the previous year:
When going further in depth, the current Indian captain is the highest-paid cricketer in the Indian Premier League (IPL). His retainer fee from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is a mind-boggling INR 17 crores apart from earning INR seven crores from BCCI as his annual salary.
Kohli also earns his significant chunk of money through brand endorsements deals. Some of the top brands that he advocates are the likes of Myntra, Uber, Audi, MRF, Manyavar, and Tissot.
One8, a brand created in support with Puma, has already crossed the 100-crore revenue mark. He also owns two restaurants to his name.
Virat Kohli is ranked first in the 2019’s Forbes Celebrities 100 list, while his wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma was ranked 21st.
According to a report released by Duff & Phelps, which is a multinational consultancy firm, Kohli’s brand-value has skyrocketed by 39 per cent as compared to 2019.
In addition to all this, Kohli is highly active on the social media circuit too.
Having 51.4 million followers on Instagram, he promotes not only fashion and lifestyle products, but also sports and fitness brands. The Indian skipper charges INR 1.35 crores per post and INR 2.3 crores per Tweet.