Meet Samarjitsinh Gaekwad – The Richest Cricketer in the world

Unfortunately, Samarjitsinh Gaekwad couldn't reaach the international stage.

Samarjitsinh Gaekwad
Samarjitsinh Gaekwad. (Image Source: Twitter)

There are plenty of influential figures in the game of cricket. When it comes to big sporting personalities who are super powerful, it reminds us of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and so on. This trio are the most marketable personalities in India.

The aforementioned names earned truckloads of money through match fees, brand endorsements, advertisements, business ventures and so on. On the other hand, Virat Kohli charges a whopping $1 million per Instagram post.

Based on the massive figures of income that they earn these days, the fans have a perception that Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni hold the title of the wealthiest cricketer in the world but it’s not true in the first place.

Not many are aware that Samarjitsinh Ranjit Singh Gaekwad is the wealthiest cricketer in the world. Hailing from the eminent Gaekwad family of Baroda, Gujarat, Samarjitsinh Gaekwad was born in 1967 and is 55 years old.

For the record, he played first-class cricket and his career was short-lived. He is referred to as the king of Baroda in Gujarat. The only son of Ranjitsinh Pratapsinh Gaekwad and Shubhanginiraje received a massive portion of the family’s fortune in a 2013 settlement.

Samarjitsinh Gaekwad Cricket Career

Samarjitsinh Gaekwad played only six matches (1987 to 1989) for Baroda cricket team. He was able to garner 119 runs at an average of 17. He scored one half-century for his team and registered his personal best score of 65.

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FORMATMATCHES PLAYEDRUNSHIGHEST SCOREAVERAGE100s50sCATCHES
First-Class6 (9 innings)1196517013

Samarjitsinh Gaekwad’s Net Worth

India’s batting great Sachin Tendulkar has an estimated net worth of approximately INR 1,250 crore, while former Indian captain MS Dhoni stands at INR 1,040 crore. Virat Kohli boasts an estimated net worth of INR 1050 crore.

Meanwhile, Samarjitsinh Ranjit Singh Gaekwad’s wealth is estimated at a staggering INR 20,000 crore. He is also one of the richest people in India.

Samarjitsinh Gaekwad’s Children

Since 2002, he is married to Radhikaraje, who also hails from the royal family of Wankaner State. The power couple has two daughters. The four of them along with Shubhanginiraje, reside in the Laxmi Vilas Palace, which is apparently the largest private residence in India.