Legendary former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly net worth is nearly Rs. 365 crore as of 2022. Considered among the world’s best cricket captains, Ganguly, an uncompressing leader, took the team to new heights, which includes quite a few overseas wins. Besides being a good captain, he was also a great ODI and Test batsman often called ‘God off the offside.’
Under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly as captain, the Indian Cricket Team won 11 of their 28 overseas Tests, which is no mean feat. He also led India to wins in the Natwest Trophy and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002. India also reached the final of the 2003 ODI World Cup under Ganguly, before losing the trophy to Australia.
The ‘Prince of Kolkata’ retired from international cricket in 2008 after playing his last Test against Australia at home. After calling it quits, Ganguly continued to play cricket for his state team, Bengal and also featured in the IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders. But after retiring from all forms of cricket, Ganguly turned into a commentator and administrator.
With all the positions he has held over the years – cricketer, captain, commentator and administrator among others, it is not surprising that Ganguly has an envious net worth.
So what is Sourav Ganguly’s net worth and all the sources that contribute to it? Let’s discuss below:
Sourav Ganguly Net Worth: Growth over the years
Sourav Ganguly net worth: Salary
Sourav Ganguly currently derives his salary from the BCCI, where he works as the President. He took charge as the 39th President of BCCI in July 2020, which also brought to an end the reign of the Supreme Court appointed COA over the BCCI. Interestingly, Ganguly became the first cricketer in 65 years to take charge as BCCI President after Maharaja of Vizianagaram in 1954. For his role in the world’s richest cricket body, Ganguly is paid an annual salary of Rs 5 crores.
Before joining the BCCI, Ganguly was also the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), and a member of IPL’s governing body. He was reportedly paid Rs 1 crore a year from CAB and Rs 10 lakh annually from the IPL governing council.
Ganguly is also a well-known commentator. While we don’t know how much money he charges to do commentary, it is no secret that Indian commentators are the best-paid commentators in the world.
He also made a huge sum of money as a cricketer and captain during his playing days in the Indian Cricket Team.
Sourav Ganguly Net Worth: Endorsements
Given that he is one of the biggest names in the cricketing world, Sourav Ganguly earns around Rs 1 crore annually per endorsement. Ganguly endorses several brands like Fortune Rice Bran Oil, a food FMCG company in India. In 2019, Hero Honda, one of India’s biggest motorcycle and scooter manufacturers, appointed Ganguly as its brand ambassador for three years. In 2017, he became the face of TATA steel while in 2018, DTDC Express Ltd, provider of logistics solutions, roped him in.
Several Indian cricketers endorse footwear brand Puma, and Ganguly is also among them. Puma signed up the former India cricketer in 2019 and reportedly pay him Rs 1.35 crore per year.
Other brands endorsed by Ganguly are Essilor lenses, Senco Gold, Cycle Agarbattis, Burnpur Cement, My11Circle, Livinguard AG and Classplus.
Sourav Ganguly: Investments and major assets
Sourav Ganguly has also made several investments over the years, mostly in other sports. He is one of the main shareholders of the ISL Club, Atletico – de Kolkata which has won the Indian Super league championship twice.
Born to a wealthy family in Kolkata, Ganguly lives in his ancestral home in West Bengal Behala area. Sourav Ganguly’s wife Dona Roy Ganguly and daughter Sana Ganguly live with him. But last month, he bought a new property in Kolkata’s Rawdon Street, where he will be shifting to. He has reportedly bought the swanky bungalow for a whopping Rs 40 crore. This is one of the biggest assets that are a part of Sourav Ganguly’s net wealth.
“Happy to have my own home. I think that’s what it is. Living centrally will also be convenient, and the hardest bit is to leave a place where I lived for 48 years,” he told The Telegraph.
Sourav Ganguly owns quite a few luxury cars. Some of the cars parked in his garage are a Mercedes Benz CLK 230 which costs Rs 46 lakh, BMW 7-Series, the price of which begins at Rs 1.42 crore, Audi Q5 worth Rs 55 lakh, BMW X4 of Rs 70 lakh and a Ford Endeavour. These cars make Sourav Ganguly’s life super luxurious.
Sourav Ganguly’s career: A quick recap
Sourav Ganguly entered cricket in 1992 in an ODI against the West Indies in Brisbane. The southpaw played 311 ODI games in his career, finishing with 11363 runs at an average of 41.02. This includes 22 centuries. Ganguly is the third-fastest batsman to get to 10,000 ODI runs, taking 263 innings, next only to Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. He also holds the record for the highest individual score by Indian batsmen at the ODI World Cup -183. In the longest format, Ganguly played 113 Tests between 1996 and 2008 for India cricket, amassing 7212 runs at an average of 42.17 including 16 centuries.
Apart from national cricket matches, Ganguly played franchise cricket too. In the IPL, Ganguly played a total of five seasons. He started his career with home team KKR before moving to Pune Warriors India. In 59 games, the batsman scored 1349 runs at an average and strike rate of 25.45 and 106.81.
As the captain, Ganguly led India in 49 Tests in which he won 21, lost 13 and drew 15. His win percentage is 42.85. In the ODIs, India played 147 games under Ganguly, winning 76 and losing 66. His ODI win percentage is 53.52.
What is Sourav Ganguly’s salary as the BCI president?
The salary of Sourav Ganguly as the BCCI President is Rs 5 crores annually.
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What is Sourav Ganguly’s net worth in rupees?
Sourav Ganguly’s net worth in Indian currency is Rs is 365 crores.