Virat Kohli is one of the most celebrated and adored cricketers in Indian cricketing history. He is one of the modern-day greats across all formats of the game and a consistent performer for the Indian cricket team for the last decade.
Virat Kohli's exploits on the field have also helped him become one of the highest earners in the country. Moreover, his net worth is higher than most current and former cricketers.
Kohli’s stint as the Test captain for India was seen as revolutionary, making him one of the most successful skippers in Tests.
The Delhi-born batter has amassed 12000+ runs in ODIs, the second most by an Indian in the format. Kohli is also one of the all-time top run-scorers in T20Is and has also scored 8000+ runs in Tests. He is also second on the list of most centuries scored in international cricket behind former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
Virat Kohli has been a part of two successful ICC tournaments for India - the Cricket World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013.
The former Team Bangalore captain is also the leading run-scorer in the history of the Indian T20 League, amassing 6624 runs in 223 matches.
The vibrant character of Virat Kohli has also brought off-the-field success to add to his astonishing achievements on the pitch. Kohli is the first Indian to reach 200 million followers on Instagram and is only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the sportsperson with the most Instagram followers.
INR 1046 crores
INR 48 crores
Date of birth
November 5, 1998
Virat Kohli net worth
Virat Kohli’s net worth is around $127 million (INR 1046 crores) in 2022. It includes his salary, endorsements and earnings from various investments. Kohli’s net worth has almost doubled from $65 million in 2018.
Kohli has been associated with Team Bangalore in the Indian T20 League since 2008 and the former captain currently has a contract of INR 15 crores per year. BCCI has awarded Kohli with a grade A+ contract which gives him an annual salary of INR 7 crores.
Along with the retainer, Virat Kohli also earns INR 15 lakhs, INR 6 lakhs and INR 3 lakhs for every Test, ODI and T20I, respectively, played for India.
Virat Kohli was bought by Team Bangalore ahead of the inaugural Indian T20 League in 2008 for INR 12 lakhs. Kohli earned a whopping INR 18 crores per season between 2018 and 2021 - the highest salary ever paid for a retained player in the Indian T20 League.
However, endorsements account for the majority of income for Virat Kohli. He is one of the most marketable players in cricket, thanks to his massive social media presence. Kohli has endorsed the iconic MRF sticker on his bat for many years, a deal which earns him INR 12.5 crores every year. His partnership with MRF was reportedly renewed for a jaw-dropping INR 100 crores for eight years in 2017.
Kohli also has endorsement deals with Manyawar, Pepsi, Valvoline, Audi, Boost, Puma, Fastrack, Head & Shoulders, Godrej, TVS, Tissot, Flying Machine etc.
Virat Kohli investments
Virat Kohli has keenly invested across multiple sectors, particularly in new-age startups. One8 and Wrogn are among the popular brands in India which have contributions from the former Indian captain. One8, an athleisure brand, also has a chain of restaurants, known as the One8 Commune, across India.
The Indian Super League (ISL) team, FC Goa is co-owned by Virat Kohli. In 2015, he reportedly invested INR 90 crores in Chisel Fitness, while recently Kohli made an INR 19.5 crores investment in Universal Sportsbiz, a fashion startup.
Virat Kohli lives in Worli in an apartment which cost approximately INR 34 crores, while in 2012 he bought an apartment worth INR 9 crores in Bandra. He also owns a bungalow in his hometown, Delhi. Kohli is also fond of cars and has cars from popular manufacturers in Audi, Renault, Toyota, Lamborghini, BMW, Volkswagen and Mercedes in his garage.
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