Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli is among the most popular cricketers in the world in the modern era. Kohli has been a consistent performer for over a decade in the Indian cricket team. His admiration and fanbase are huge and it continues to grow even though he hasn't been anyway near his original best in recent times. With his endorsements and the enormous reach of his presence on social media, Virat Kohli net worth has increased manifolds.
Kohli has produced a plethora of match-winning performances, especially in the ODI format. His ability to perform at critical junctures and the biggest of stages has elevated him to find a place among the greats of the game.
Virat Kohli | Details & Player Profile
Virat Kohli was born in a middle-class family in Delhi on November 5, 1988. His father, Prem Kohli, was a criminal lawyer while his mother was a housewife. He has an elder brother in Vikash Kohli and an elder sister. From a very young age, Kohli was quite passionate towards his interest in cricket. His father admitted him to a cricket academy and allowed him to pursue his dream to play cricket.
|Net Worth||$127 Million|
|Date of Birth||November 5, 1988|
|Height||175 cm (5′ 9”)|
Kohli made his first-class debut for Delhi in 2006. While he was a young performing cricketer, his selection as the captain of the India U-19 team for the World Cup proved to be a massive path-breaker in his career. After returning as the U-19 World Cup-winning skipper, Kohli was soon hailed as the next big thing in Indian cricket. It wasn't too long when he was drafted into the Indian side in August 2008 for the series against Sri Lanka.
Virat Kohli Net Worth
As of 2022, the net worth of Virat Kohli is estimated at around $127 million. Kohli's total earnings make him one of the richest cricketers in the world. Ever since making his India debut in 2008, the mega cricket star has gone on to stamp his authority on the world stage. His primary source of income continues to be his annual salary from BCCI, the IPL contract, and the endorsements. The Indian cricketer is also a co-owner of FC Goa, the Goa-based football team in the ISL.
Virat Kohli Salary
Virat Kohli earns a hefty amount as his salary for rendering his services to Indian cricket. Every player who is centrally contracted with the BCCI is part of either of the four grades specified by the board. Kohli is centrally contracted as an A+ grade player. He earns a sum of INR 7 Cr as part of the annual player retainership offered by the cricket board.
Alongside his retainership amount, match fees per game also add to Kohli's annual salary. Each appearance in the Test match earns him INR 15 lakhs, while every ODI and T20I match adds INR 6 lakhs and INR 3 lakhs to his total salary.
Virat Kohli IPL Salary
Apart from the financial gain received from the BCCI, Virat Kohli also earns a handsome sum from his stint at the IPL. Virat Kohli is the highest-paid player in the history of IPL. Though he hasn't entered the IPL auction even once, Kohli was bought by RCB ahead of the 2008 IPL auction from the U-19 player draft.
In IPL 2018 mega auction, Kohli was retained by the Bengaluru-based franchise for INR 17 Crores. It was indeed the highest sum earned by any player in an edition until then. In the recent IPL mega auction 2022, Kohli was again retained by RCB after a pay cut of 2 crores for INR 15 Crores.
Virat Kohli Endorsements & Income
Kohli is one of the most popular celebrity faces going around in the Indian commercial markets. As a result, he also attracts a lot of endorsements from some of the biggest brands in the country. The Indian cricketer currently endorses top brands such as Audi, Hero, MRF, Puma, Valvoline, and a few more.
Kohli, who fancies the MRF sticker on his bat, earns around INR 12.5 Crore per year for donning the company's sticker. The tyre-manufacturing company locked a three-year deal with the Indian cricketer in 2015. However, the deal was renewed in 2017 for a whopping amount of INR 100 Crores for a period of eight years.
Puma was able to enter into a deal without Kohli in 2017. The contract is rumoured to be worth Rs 110 crores and it will run until 2025. The entry into clothing and accessory start-ups has also been done in association with Puma. Meanwhile, Kohli and Anushka Sharma were able to sign a joint deal with Myntra over a brand endorsement campaign that will add a cool Rs 10 crore to Virat Kohli net worth.
The existing deal with Audi India is worth around Rs 5 crores. Even though these deals would be quite substantial for any average cricketer, Virat Kohli is not the average cricketer and these numbers only contribute a small sum to the overall portfolio. However, it is the deals with the likes of MRF and Puma which have provided a substantial boost to Virat Kohli net worth figures.
Virat Kohli Social Media Engagements
The Instagram popularity of Virat Kohli continues to grow with the player still at the peak of his powers. He is the 17th most followed person on Instagram now with 224 million followers. He continues to remain the most-followed Asian on the platform. Kohli also happens to be the only cricketer in the top 50 list.
The popularity of Kohli extends even on Twitter and he happens to be the only cricketer in the top 50 most followed list on Twitter. The number of Twitter followers has grown to 52 million in 2022. Kohli has more followers than even the Indian Prime Minister’s official account. Similarly, Kohli has more followers on Twitter than Real Madrid football club or Barcelona football club. The ever-increasing followers on social media have also led to Virat Kohli net worth growing multifold.
Such a high count on social media also contributes monetarily to Kohli's brand value. As per a report, courtesy of his engagements and social media presence on various platforms, it helps Kohli's net worth to a total of INR 328 crore. He's closely followed by the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar in terms of their social media engagements.
Instagram – 224 Million
Twitter – 52.1 Million
Virat Kohli Investments
At the age of 33, Kohli has made quite a lot of investments in companies and startups in different spheres. In 2020, Kohli invested a sum of INR 19.30 crore in a fashion startup – Universal Sportsbiz (USPL). Being a fitness enthusiast himself, Virat has shown keen interest in his investment in a Bengaluru-based health and fitness startup with gyms located in various parts of the country. As per a report in Business Standard, Kohli had invested INR 90 crore in the company in 2015.
In 2017, Kohli even launched his brand One8 in collaboration with Puma. In the beginning, the brand was launched with the objective of dealing in sports apparel, footwear and accessories. However, currently, one8 has expanded its domain to fragrances, and cafes at three locations in India. One8 cafe or resto-bar, also known as One8 commune, is owned by Kohli.
The strategic investment process Kohli has been to invest quite a sum of money when it comes to start-ups. In 2021, the Indian cricket superstar went into a food startup, Blue Tribe, which is all about a plant-based meat diet. He has also been investing heavily into Digit, which is a fintech start-up that has been valued at $3.5 million after the latest round of investments raised by the brand. All these have had a drastic impact on Virat Kohli net worth. On many occasions, Kohli teams up with his wife, Anushka Sharma, in order to be part of start-ups. Some of the best known start-ups which have witnessed a significant contribution from Kohli are:
- Wrogn – clothing and accessories
- Rage coffee – food
- Blue Tribe – food
- Nueva – hospitality
- Chisel Fitness – fitness
- Goa FC – sport
- Digit – fintech
- Sport Convo – tech
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. What is the net worth of Virat Kohli?
Virat Kohli’s total net worth is around $127 Million (Rs. 1050 Crores)
Q. What is the Salary of Virat Kohli?
Virat Kohli earns an estimated salary of Rs 50 crore per year.
Q. What is the height of Virat Kohli?
The height of Virat Kohli is 175 cm (5′ 9”).
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