CEOWORLD magazine reported that Australia’s World Cup-winning wicket-keeper batter, Adam Gilchrist is the richest cricketer in the world in 2023 with an estimated net worth of $380m. According to the report, Gilchrist was ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli on the list.
Adam Gilchrist was mistaken for his namesake, the founder of the Australian-based global fitness empire F45. The 51-year-old took to his Twitter account and pointed out the mistake made by the magazine. “A case of mistaken identity here folks. Unless of course my namesake who founded F45 played cricket, in which case it’s completely accurate 😂” he captioned the Tweet.
A case of mistaken identity here folks. Unless of course my namesake who founded F45 played cricket, in which case it’s completely accurate 😂 #doyourresearch #fakenews #yasafesachin https://t.co/fZi1AotQjq
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) March 15, 2023
Adam Gilchrist’s post referenced the post’s claim that Indian cricket demigod Sachin Tendulkar tops the list which also includes Aussie Ricky Ponting as the No. 6 richest cricketer on the planet and Steve Smith as the No. 10 richest cricketer on the planet.
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Gilchrist, the cricketer, is in no way doing it tough after cementing his place as one of the best and reportedly one of the highest-paid TV commentators in cricket. However, it is still peanuts compared to his namesake. The gym franchise mogul left the company last year, walking away with a $10 million golden handshake.
According to the list barring the Adam Gilchrist error, five of the remaining nine cricketers are Indians. Sachin Tendulkar ($170M) tops the list followed by MS Dhoni ($115m) and Virat Kohli ($112m). Former Indian superstars Virender Sehwag ($40m) and Yuvraj Singh ($35m) are also in the last.
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From Australia, Gilchrist’s former teammate and captain Ricky Ponting ($75m) and current Australia international Steven Smith ($30m) made the list. West Indian legend Brain Lara ($60m) and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis ($70m) are also in the richest cricketer club per the magazine.