Virat Kohlidebuted for Indian national team in 2008. Kohli has been on a record breaking streak on the field, as well as off-the field with his humongous endorsement deals. Reportedly, Kohli has a net worth of $24 million (Last update 2018). He hogs Sports news in India like anything.
Virat Kohli Net Worth in 2017
Kohli has achieved a great amount of success in a short span of time and has just entered his primes.
According to Forbes reports, he made a million dollars from salary and match winnings last year. His net-worth also increased from past year’s $15 million to $22 million.
He is ranked 89th in the highest paid athletes for 2017. His brand value stands at a staggering $144 million, and he overtook Shahrukh Khan as the country’s top-ranking celebrity brand recently.
Virat Kohli's Salary
The 2015 world-champion earns match fees of $ 1 million per annum for the national and international matches, and is the highest earning cricketer in India along with MS Dhoni.
He also earns a salary of $2.5 million playing for Indian Premier League team Royal Challengers Bangalore. He’s the highest paid IPL player currently, according to ESPN website.
Virat Kohli's Endorsements
Kohli earns a huge chunk of his income from his endorsements of brands like Puma, Audi, MRF, Colgate-Palmolive, Tissot and has done shoots for many personal care companies as well. He has 17 companies on his list as of now.
He recently signed an eight-year $ 17 million deal with sportswear brand Puma. His most recent signing is with the Indian tire giants MRF, with whom he extended his bat sponsorship deal for 8 years for $ 15 million.
The cricketer charges almost $1 million a day for his shoots, putting him in the league of international sports stars. His endorsements bring him $19 million, a figure which is reported to go upto $34 million in coming weeks.
The right-handed batsman has a great passion for football and is the co-owner of ISL team FC Goa. He also co-owns the ITPL Tennis team UAE Royals.
He has his own fashion brand WROGN, a youth fashion venture. He is associated with Sport Convo, a multi-sport tech-startup based in London. A fitness freak, Virat has set up his own chain of gyms, named ‘Chysel Gym and Fitness Center’ with CSE.
Virat has a taste for luxury cars and has a particular affinity for Audi cars. He has an Audi R8 LMS and an Audi R8 V10, an Audi S6, an Audi A8 Quattro and an Audi Q7. He also has a Toyota Fortuner and Renault Duster, as well as a number of sport bikes.
Virat recently purchased a ‘Sky Bungalow’ in Mumbai, for $5.3 million. The bungalow, in Worli, is on the 34th floor and offers a view of the sea. It can be made into a five-bedroom apartment upon completion. Cricketer Yuvraj Singh also has a house on the 29th floor in the same building.
Kohli has a charity foundation, ‘Virat Kohli Foundation’ (VKF) which collaborates with NGOs to help raise funds and help children. He captains the football team All Hearts owned by VFK, which plays against Abhishek Bachchan’s All Stars for charity matches.
Virat Kohli is an accomplished sportsperson, a masterful businessman, India’s top celebrity brand and a loving husband. After his marriage with actress Anushka Sharma, their combined net worth is expected to cross $156 million by 2020.