Virat Kohli, often hailed as ‘King Kohli’ in the cricketing world, is not just a sports icon but a global phenomenon.
Kohli’s cricketing achievements are nothing short of exceptional, boasting over 13,500 runs in One-day international (ODI) matches and more than 8,600 runs in Test cricket.
With an impressive 48 ODI centuries, he stands on the cusp of equaling the enduring record of 49 centuries set by his cricketing idol, Sachin Tendulkar.
Beyond his on-field feats, Kohli’s financial stature is remarkable, making him one of the world’s top 100 wealthiest athletes with a net worth exceeding ₹1,000 crore.
Now, let’s delve into the key points that highlight his remarkable financial journey and investments.
Annual earnings include ₹7 crore as an “A+” category player according to the BCCI contract.
Match fees: ₹15 lakh per Test, ₹6 lakh per ODI, and ₹3 lakh per T20 match.
Additionally, he garners ₹15 crore annually as part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL team.
Kohli has invested in numerous business ventures, including restaurant ownership in Delhi and affiliations with startups like Blue Tribe, Universal Sportsbiz, MPL, and Sports Convo.
He is a sought-after brand ambassador, commanding endorsement fees ranging from ₹7.50 to ₹10 crore per brand.
Social media prowess translates into substantial income: approximately ₹11.5 crore per Instagram post and ₹2.5 crore per Twitter post.
His asset portfolio includes residential properties valued at nearly ₹80 crore in Gurugram and ₹34 crore in Mumbai.
Kohli’s interests extend beyond cricket to diverse sports ventures, such as ownership shares in the Indian Super League club FC Goa, a tennis club, and a pro-wrestling team.
Notably, Kohli’s IPL journey commenced with a modest ₹12 lakh contract in 2008 and has since grown to a ₹15 crore salary for the 2023 season.