India’s Wealthiest Cricketer Surpasses Combined Earnings of Tendulkar, Dhoni, Kohli, and Rohit Sharma
Cricket holds immense importance in India, making Indian cricketers some of the highest earners globally. They amass significant wealth through match fees, endorsements, and various ventures.
Among legendary cricketers like Tendulkar, Dhoni, Kohli, and others, there’s a surprising revelation. Samarjitsingh Ranjitsinh Gaekwad, born on April 25, 1967, stands out. He attended The Doon School in Dehradun, where his passion for sports was evident as he captained the football, tennis, and cricket teams. Gaekwad played as a top-order batsman for Baroda in the Ranji Trophy during the 1987/88 and 1988/89 seasons. After retiring, he became the president of the Baroda Cricket Association.
Gaekwad’s wealth surpasses that of other Indian cricketers. He inherited a substantial fortune through a settlement with his uncle after his father’s passing. Gaekwad was crowned the Maharaja of Baroda in June 2012 and owns the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace, India’s largest private residence. Additionally, he manages temple trusts for 17 major temples in Gujarat and Banaras. Gaekwad is married to Radhikaraje Gaekwad, hailing from the Wankaner state of Gujarat.
Comparing Gaekwad’s net worth to renowned Indian cricketers reveals his immense wealth. While Tendulkar has around Rs. 1250 crores, Kohli boasts Rs. 1050 crores, and Dhoni holds approximately Rs. 1040 crores. Gaekwad’s net worth stands above Rs. 20,000 crores, making him India’s richest cricketer.