According to a recent report by Stockgro, the famous Indian cricketer and former captain, Virat Kohli, has amassed a net worth of over Rs 1,000 crore. Kohli, currently the most followed athlete on Instagram with 252 million followers, has emerged as one of the most popular and influential figures in the world of sports. His net worth not only cements his position as the highest-paid international cricketer but also catapults him among the elite athletes globally.
Kohli’s earnings come from various sources, including his “A+” Team India contract, which contributes significantly to his annual income of Rs 7 crore. Additionally, he charges Rs 15 lakh for each test match, Rs 6 lakh for ODI matches, and Rs 3 lakh for T20 matches. The former Indian captain also earns an impressive amount of Rs 15 crore per year from his contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Beyond cricket, Kohli’s business ventures and investments have played a significant role in consolidating his financial empire. The star cricketer has diversified his portfolio by investing in seven start-ups, including Blue Tribe, Universal Sportsbiz, the MPL, and Sports Convo. In addition, Kohli serves as the face of more than 18 brands, charging an annual fee of Rs 7.50 to 10 crore per ad shoot—an unparalleled feat in both Bollywood and the sports industry. His brand endorsements alone contribute around Rs. 175 crore to his earnings.
While expanding his reach on social media, Kohli leverages his massive online presence to create engaging partnerships. The cricket icon charges Rs 8.9 crore per post on Instagram and Rs 2.5 crore per post on Twitter. These figures demonstrate the immense value Kohli brings to the digital landscape, making him a sought-after influencer across platforms.
The Cover pic of Stock Gro – Virat Kohli, Indian Cricket GOAT. pic.twitter.com/HiCcdKcNmg— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 18, 2023
Kohli’s affluent lifestyle is evident in his real estate investments and collection of luxury cars. He owns two expensive properties: a Rs 34 crore house in Mumbai and a Rs 80 crore residence in Gurugram. Besides this, his fleet of luxury cars is worth an astonishing Rs 31 crore.
Not limited to cricket, Kohli has expanded his interests to other sports as well. He owns the FC Goa football club, which competes in the Indian Super League, and is associated with a tennis team and a pro-wrestling team. These ventures highlight Kohli’s dedication to promoting and supporting various sports disciplines.
Fans are eagerly waiting for Kohli to return to the cricket field, and they will not have to wait much longer. The 34-year-old batsman is expected to make a comeback during India’s upcoming tour of the West Indies, where he will undoubtedly showcase his extraordinary skills and further cement his status as a cricket legend.