Wealth in cricket is not just limited to men, women also earn massive amounts from the sport and have created a buzz of their name across the world through sheer talent. The advent of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) will add more value to the purse of female cricketers, and women’s cricket is expected to soar only higher from here.
On that note, let’s have a look at the top 10 richest women cricketers across the world:
Ex South Africa captain, Dan Van Niekerk, is at the tenth position in terms of wealth among the female cricketers. She earns a salary of 55000 USD per year and has a net worth of $1 million.
Cricketer turned commentator Sana Mir’s net worth is $1.3 million. In October 2018, she became the first Pakistan women cricketer to be ranked number 1 in ICC ODI bowler rankings.
Sana also led Pakistan to two Gold medals at the Asian Games, in 2010 and 2014.
Former English cricketer Isa Guha has a net worth of $1.5 million. She was part of the 2009 World cup winning England team.
Isa is also a renowned face of television broadcasting and is often seen commentating at various T20 leagues including the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League (BBL).
Another Australian all-rounder, Holly Ferling, comes on the list at the seventh spot. She is currently a TV presenter for 7cricket, and her estimated net worth is $1.5 million.
One of the greatest wicket-keepers of all time, England’s Sarah Taylor has a net worth of $2 million, and her annual income is $0.06 million, making her the sixth richest female cricket star in the world.
India’s current skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur, is the fifth wealthiest women cricketer in the world with a net worth of $3 million. At the WPL auction, she was bought by the Mumbai Indians franchise for a whopping Rs 1.8 crore.
The most expensive buy for the WPL 2023, Smriti Mandhana, is the fourth richest female cricketer in the world. She was bought by RCB for record-breaking Rs 3.4 crore and is also under the Grade A category contract of the BCCI with an annual salary of Rs 50 Lakh. Smriti’s net worth is $4 million.
The former India captain is third on the list. Mithali Raj retired from all forms of cricket a while ago but still earns a decent amount of money through various brand endorsements and commentary. Gujarat franchise roped in Mithali for the mentorship role in the marquee WPL, and her net worth is $5 million.
Next on the list is another Australian great, Meg Lanning. She has a net worth of $9 million and has led her team to multiple World Cup titles. The Aussie skipper is paid $0.3 million annually. In the WPL 2023 auction, she was bought by the Delhi Capitals for massive Rs 1.1 crore.
Australia veteran cricketer Ellyse Perry is not just one of the prettiest cricketers in the world but also the richest among all others. Perry’s net worth is $14 million. She endorses many popular brands like Adidas, Commonwealth Bank, Weet-Bix and Priceline.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bought Perry for whopping Rs 1.7 crore in the inaugural WPL auction.