Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s rise is a rags-to-riches story which inspires every cricket follower. The former Indian skipper has tasted every bit of success in his 13 years career so far. Retired from Test cricket, MS Dhoni net worth is around $111 million, which is roughly close to 760 crores.
The reason for MS Dhoni net worth and wealth so high is the rising popularity of Cricket amount countries like United States, China etc. However, he failed to break into the list top 100 highest paid athletes in the world in 2017 with Virat Kohli being the only cricketer to feature in the list.
With an ever-increasing fan base, Dhoni’s net worth is expected to continue to grow at a strong pace in coming years.
A look at Dhoni’s Career
Hailing from Jharkhand, Dhoni made his international debut in the tour of Bangladesh in November 2004. He was dismissed for a duck in his very first One Day International match. Dhoni struggled in the series. But it was in the series against Pakistan in 2005 that he came into limelight after he scored majestic 148 runs.
Since then, Dhoni established himself as the greatest finisher in the ODIs and later in T20s.
Dhoni managed to fetch close to 5000 runs in the Tests before announcing his retirement from the longer format in 2014.
But what made Dhoni stand out was his performances in the limited overs format. The 36-year-old has scored 9967 runs in 318 ODIs at a sensational average of 51. In the T20I, Dhoni averages 37, while in the Indian Premier League, his average stands just above 40.
MS Dhoni net worth
In 2015, Dhoni was ranked 23rd in the list of top 100 highest paid athletes in the world, estimating his earnings at the US $31 million. Since then, Dhoni net worth has increased exponentially. Presently, his earnings are estimated to be around $111 million.
Dhoni has been moved to the second tier (Grade A, below Grade A+) in the new payment structure announced by BCCI. He will be receiving 5 crores, which forms a very small fraction of Dhoni net worth.
Brand Endorsements earnings in MS Dhoni net worth
Dhoni has grown his value both as a player and as a business person, as a result, the number of brands he endorses is just too many. Some of these in the list are:
- Snickers India
- SRMB Steel
- Zed Black Agarbattis
- Gulf Oil India
- Spartan Sports
Apart from this, in 2012, Dhoni launched a chain of gyms by the name of SportsFit World. He is both the leader and the ambassador of the brand. Seven too is a brand owned by Mahendra Singh Dhoni which was launched in February 2016. The brand deals in casual and sportswear clothing.
Dhoni charges between 8 to 12 crores for a single brand endorsement and has more than $27 million from the same.
With the efforts, Dhoni has put in over the years are paying him off well. With his ever-growing popularity, as the Thala will reach newer heights, MS Dhoni net worth will continue to grow.