Virat Kohli is arguably the greatest batsman of the modern generation. The way he makes batting look ridiculously easy, it won't be a surprise if he goes on to break many batting records by the time he calls it a day. The Indian Test captain has risen to stardom in a short span of time and only after 8 years of international cricket Kohli is rated among the very best in world cricket.
Kohli captained India to a famous victory in the 2008 U-19 World Cup and was subsequently bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Virat Kohli’s net worth in 2016 is $63 million including his salary, endorsements and his earnings from matches.
He is one of the rising stars of in the cricket history and his net worth is expected to reach staggering heights in the coming years. Kohli is also the co-owner of FC Goa in Indian Super League (ISL).
Kohli has been a prolific run scorer for India across all formats and has been their mainstay in the middle order. He has been scoring heaps of runs over the past few years and barring a poor Test series in England in 2014 Kohli has performed mostly in every condition and against each country.
He was handed over India’s Test captaincy after MS Dhoni stepped down as the Test captain in between the Test series in Australia prior to the 2015 World Cup. In his short captaincy stint, Kohli has performed exceptionally well winning Test series in Sri Lanka after 22 years, beating the Proteas 3-0 at home and winning the series in West Indies 2-0.
He also became the 1st Indian captain to win two Tests in a single series in the Caribbean shores.
Kohli is one of the richest Indian athletes and has a net worth of $20 million but according to Forbes it has been estimated to be around $12 million which is impressive in itself.
Kohli is a Grade A player according to the BCCI central contracts and earns hefty sums as a player alone. As a grade A player he gets $190,000 (1 crore) as his retainer fee on an annual basis and receives Rs 5 lakh, 3 lakh and 1.50 lakhs for playing a Test match, ODI match and a T20 match respectively.
In all, he earns around $2 million yearly. His salary even includes 5 crores as a bonus amount.
Income from Endorsements
Kohli is known to make a huge income from endorsements of around INR 17 crore. He apparently charges Rs.2 crore per day against Dhoni’s 1.5 crores. All the different brands have the option of either hiring the endorser on a yearly basis or a per year basis.
“Kohli signs contracts for about 3 days with per day charge of Rs 2 crore, equivalent to cricket legend, Sachin. Brands utilizes those three days in photo shoots, press briefings along with other appearances,” said a brand consultant who negotiates with Kohli’s brand manager on behalf of advertisers.
Currently, Kohli has signed deals with many popular companies and some of them are Cinthol Deo, Reebok, Godrej, Head & shoulders and Nestle India.
The flamboyant Delhi lad is known to reside in a gorgeous bungalow that has been purchased in the capital of the country and in his hometown. This has been a dream house for Virat as he has added the quintessence of marvelous interior and exterior as per his taste to give his house a cool and dashing look, much like Kohli himself.
Kohli is a proud owner of several luxury cars and some of his prized possession are Renault Duster, Audi 8, Toyota Fortuner and Toyota Liva that would make anyone go crazy.