Virat Kohli Net Worth, Records, Investments
Let’s talk about Virat Kohli net worth today. We all know Cricket was introduced to India in the early 1700s, and the first match played in 1721. Of all the sports, it’s cricket that enjoys supremacy in terms of supporters and admirers. Most importantly, Cricket is considering religion in India, where cricketers are Gods, and every victory is a festival. Here we will talk about Virat Kohli earning.
Cricket has a big fan following in India, that’s why it generates an enormous amount of money. Last year Forbes had published its report of 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, and Virat Kohli was the only Indian on that list. Therefore, Virat Kohli net worth of $25 million, which is equal to 177 crore INR.
Biography of Kohli
Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in New Delhi. After that, He debuted for the Indian national team in 2008. His nickname is chikoo. In 2018, Kohli awarded to the best cricketer of the year, as well as ODI and Test player of the year award. Also, won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy. Kohli is such a famous athlete that he has 115 million followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, which is highest in the cricket fraternity.
The father of Kohli, Prem Kohli, worked as a criminal lawyer, and mother Sarojini Kohli is a housewife. Also, He has an older brother and sister. According to his family, when he was three-years-old, a young Kohli picked up a bat and started to swing it, and ask his father to bowl at him.
Kohli had spent his childhood in Uttam Nagar and started his schooling at Vishal Bharti Public School. Also, He is the highest-paid cricketer in the world and one of the highest-paid celebrities in India. Anushka-Virat began dating in 2013, and the couple married on 11 December 2017 in a private ceremony in Italy.
Virat Kohli is currently the world’s No.1 batsmen in ODI and tests as of Dec 2019. and he becomes the vice-captain of the ODI team in 2012. And becomes a Test captain following Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Test retirement in 2014. Here are some Virat Kohli records :
- Fastest century by an Indian in ODI (52 balls)
- Most Double Centuries In Tests by an Indian (7)
- First cricketer to won all top three ICC awards in a single year. ( ODI cricketer of the year, Test cricketer of the year, Cricketer of the year)
- He set the world record for being the quickest batsman to reach 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, and 11,000 runs in ODI.
- 2nd Fastest in the world to reach 6,000 and 7,000 runs in ODI.
- Most times topping the chart of most international runs in a calendar year. (2016,2017,2018,2019)
- Fastest cricketer in the world to reach 15,000 international runs.
- Recently, Kohli named the captain of Wisden and Cricket Australia’s Test Teams of the Decade in Dec 2019.
- Also, Virat won a poll of players of the decade conducted by ESPNcricinfo on Jan 2020. ( Source: Wikipedia)
Virat Kohli Net Worth
Run and record machine Virat Kohli has become the undisputed king of the Indian brand endorsement market. Also, He’s the highest-paid IPL player currently. Here is the complete Virat Kohli net worth.
According to Forbes, Kohli’s estimated earnings are $21 million from endorsements and $4 million from salary, together Virat Kohli net worth $25 million in 2018. Moreover, Virat Kohli comes under grade A+ contract in the year 2018-19. Also, there are only three players who fall under the A+ contract. Likewise, The other two are Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. So, The A+ category players get a yearly salary of Rs 7 crore. Also, Virat Kohli earns a salary of $2.5 million playing for the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore. If we calculate in INR, Virat Kohli net worth in rupees is 252.72 crores in 2019.
Among the many sources of income, social media can’t be neglected for Kohli. As per the report, Kohli charges whopping 1.35 crore INR for every sponsored post onInstagram. Likewise, other highest-paid Instagram celebrities include Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Selena Gomez, and Priyanka Chopra. Also, in Forbes list of top 100, Virat Kohli net worth 2018 of 228 crores in INR puts him in the 2nd position in terms of highest-earning athletes in India. Recently, Forbes India published Celebrity 100 list in which Virat Kohli net worth 2019 of 3.54 crores USD between October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019, puts him into the top spot.
Virat Kohli Net Worth: Endorsement
Virat Kohli’s net worth increases at high speed, and the reason behind is his endorsement. For Kohli, Major part of income comes from endorsements of brands like Tissot, Audi, Puma, Manyavar, Wrogn, Uber, Boost Energy, MuveAcoustics, MRF Tyres, Too Yumm, Gionee, Colgate, Hero MotoCorp, American Tourister, Philips India, Sun Pharma, Vicks India, Royal Challenge Alcohol, Remit 2, and Valvoline.
According to the report, Kohli charges a fee of Rs 4.5-5 crore per day for his endorsement. As a result, He had already surpassed Shah Rukh Khan to become the most valuable celebrity in India with a brand value of $144 million. Above all, Kohli has recently signed a deal of Rs 110 crore with Puma for eight years. As a result, some people called Virat Kohli the James Bond of brand endorsement.
Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant were named the brand ambassadors of the Himalaya Drug, in May 2019. In the same month, Virat and Anushka were made the first-ever brand ambassadors of Myntra. Also, featured in an advertisement of Google duo for the brand with Anushka Sharma. Now he is the brand ambassador of it. Air conditioning company, Blue Star, also appointed Virat as the brand ambassador in October 2019.
Kohli is a football lover, and it’s his second favorite sport. That’s the reason he is the co-owner of Indian Super League team FC Goa. Moreover, He owns a fashion brand called Wrogn and tennis team UAE royals. Kohli’s clothing brand, Wrogn, has a tie-up with Myntra and Shopper’s Stop. With a tagline, “Breakaway Youth Fashion.”
In 2014, Kohli declared his association with London-based start-up ‘Sport Convo.’ Soon, Kohli announced as a shareholder and brand ambassador of ‘Sport Conco.’ Few players are as fit as Virat Kohli, and the Indian captain epitomizes insane fitness. As a part of his fitness drive, he launches chains of gyms named ‘Chisel Gym and Fitness Center’ with CSE. Therefore, He invested $1.27 crore to start this chain of gyms. In 2016, Kohli initiated Stepathlon Kids, a children fitness venture with the collaboration of Stepathlon Lifestyle.
The Indian cricket team captain has a vast collection of cars, including the various models of Audi. Apart from these, he has some other vehicles like Land Rover Range Rover Vogue, Toyota Fortuner, and Renault Duster, BMW X6, and Lamborghini. His Audi collection contains a car like Audi R8 LMX, Audi A8 LW12, Audi R8 V10 Plus, Audi Q7, Audi S6, and Audi S5.
Virat Kohli bought a 34 crore bungalow apartment in Worli, Mumbai, in 2016. Secondly, This bungalow covers 7,171 sq ft and has a sea-facing view. Fun fact is Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, also living on the 29th floor in the same apartment.
Virat Kohli started a charity foundation called ‘Virat Kohli Foundation (VKF)‘ in 2013 and has donated crores of rupees in it. Kohli said, “VKF works with select NGOs to support needy children.” VKF organized football matches to raise funds, which were played along with Abhishek Bachchan’s charity foundation, which raised millions of rupees. The game played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on 30 March 2013. In this match, many prominent celebrities like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Ranbir Kapoor, and Abhishek Bachchan took part in the game. As a result, it attracts noticeable media attention and gets grand success as a fundraiser.
All the funds raised at the match went towards the education and betterment of underprivileged children. Therefore, Kohli is an inspiration for all of us. Similarly, We should donate whatever we can and help needy people.