Dhoni world's top earning cricketer: Forbes
NEW YORK: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has topped the list of world's 10 top earning cricketers compiled by Forbes, which also features four
other players from the sub-continent - Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly. .... India cricket board is the richest then any other country's cricket board and International Cricket Council (ICC) is fully depend on The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) so itz players will be rich too...
Raking in $10 million, Dhoni is at the top of the chart followed by Tendulkar at the second spot with earnings worth $8 million in the list of 'The World's Top-Earning Cricketers'.
While Singh and Dravid are at the third and fourth spot, respectively, Ganguly and Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting share the sixth place.
"Paycheck figures include club and national team salaries and commercial endorsement income over the last 12 months," Forbes said.
According to the magazine, Singh earned $5.5 million while Dravid and Ganguly raked in $5 million and $3.5 million, respectively. Ponting also earned $3.5 million.
"With its deep-pocketed owners and global appeal, nine of the 10 highest-paid cricket players call the Indian Premier League (IPL) home, the publication added.
At the fifth spot is England's Andrew Flintoff with earnings of $4 million followed by Australia's Brett Lee and English cricketer Kevin Pietersen - both at eighth place - and Australian Michael Clarke is ranked tenth.
While Lee and Pietersen raked in $3 million each, Clarke earned $2.5 million.
"Take Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who plays for the Chennai Super Kings and tops our list as cricket's first $10 million-a-year man (that's $5,426 for each run scored).
"His $8 million in endorsements, from the likes of Reebok, General Electric and Pepsi, is 45 per cent more than any other player.
"Among all Indian athletes and entertainers, Dhoni's 17 corporate sponsors is second to only Bollywood star and co- owner of the Knight Riders, Shah Rukh Khan," Forbes said.
About Tendulkar, the magazine said the holder of numerous offensive records, is considered among the greatest batsman in cricket history.
"... he's one of five IPL players who have been bestowed 'icon' status, meaning he automatically receives a paycheck 15 per cent larger than his highest paid teammate.
"Tendulkar's $ 1.1 million salary from the Mumbai Indians helped push his total earnings to $8 million over the last 12 months," it added.
MS Dhoni buys a 'Hummer'
RANCHI: Known for his passion for vehicles, Team India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has added a brand new 'Hummer' worth around Rs one crore to his
already rich collections.
The H2 2009 Hummer will definitely get the pride of place among Dhoni's Toyota Corolla, Scorpio, Mitsubishi Pajero, Harley Davidson, Yamaha 650cc sports bike, Kawasaki Ninja and other two-wheelers. ...bass kar dhoni yaar
Accompanied by teammate and friend RP Singh and other relatives, Dhoni drove home his 'prize catch' from Delhi via Lucknow on Thursday evening.
The stylish cricketer stayed in Lucknow for a day, before hitting the road to reach Ranchi.
"We are thrilled to see the car. We read in newspapers that film actor Sunil Shetty and pop singer Mica already have the car," said Abhijit of Ramgarh, one among the crowd who saw the star cricketer's latest acquisition when he made a brief halt en route.
Re: Dhoni world's top earning cricketer: Forbes
well Harbhajan singh to have now Hummer.... but he was caught for driveing it without number plate lolz
Well, shortly after the Indian team returned from Australia after clinching the CB ODI tri-series, the off spinner was asked by a television channel reporter what he planned to do with the whopping $850,000 (app. Rs. 3.4 crore) he had been paid to join the Mumbai Indians franchise at the IPL auction.
A beaming Harbhajan announced he was going to buy a Hummer, that tank-like vehicle that is a rage in the United States and the world.
The latest Hummer mode, the 2008 H3 is listed between $32,000 (Rs 12.80 lakh) and $39,000 (Rs 15.60 lakh). But since there is no dealership in India, the import duty he would have to pay on bringing in such a vehicle would be double the actual cost of the car itself.
Asked why a Hummer, Harbhajan proudly claimed that it would be the only one on the streets of Jalandhar , his home town, and though he had always wanted one, he could now afford it thanks to his IPL auction price!
Harbhajan Singh breaks law in his new Hummer
September 01, 2009
Chandigarh: Tweaker Harbhajan Singh got on the wrong side of the law on Tuesday for driving around town in his latest possession, Hummer, as he was fined by the police for using the vehicle without a valid number plate.
He is said to have been fined Rs 3000 for the offence, and HS Doon, the ACP of traffic in Chandigarh, told Zeenews that it was a step that would also promote better traffic sense among the common people as it sends out a message that no one is above the law.
After skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh became the latest Indian cricketer to buy the Hummer and the feisty off-spinner says the American SUV is the dream car he has always wanted to possess.
Harbhajan imported the car from England, which costs about Rs 70 lakh in India. After paying the duty, the cost of the vehicle has come to Rs one crore.
While Dhoni's Hummer is of silver colour, Harbhajan has opted for a "Black Beauty".
Having bought his dream car, Harbhajan is also looking forward to shifting to a new home.
The house is under construction in the New Baradari area of the city. The plot was given by the state government for his outstanding performance in the 2001 home series against Australia.
However, he has no plans to sell off the ancestral home where he was brought up.
"It has memories of my late father Sardev Singh," he said