Ricky Ponting- Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH- $ 65 MILLION

PROFESSION-  FORMER CRICKETER

THE CRICKETER OF THE ERA

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There is no dispute in the legacy of this handsome former Australian cricketer, Ricky Ponting. He was born on 19th December in the year 1974. He has got his nickname, Punter as he is interested in betting for greyhounds. This cricketer is known as the most uncompromising cricketers who, after Bradman is on the second position in the ratings. He has been the Capitan of the Australian ODI Team for nine years between the year 2002 and 2011. He has also led the Australian National cricket team for seven years between the years 2004 to 2011. He has been one of the most loved and decorated Australian cricketer who has played a major role in many victories Australia has on its name in the cricket field. He is one man in the Australian cricket team who boast the most records on the cricket field. His blades have sparkled throughout his career in cricket.

CAREER AND EARLY LIFE

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The world- class cricket player was born in Launceston in Tasmania. He is the eldest among his other three siblings. His parents, Graeme and Lorraine Ponting are sports fanatics as his father was a good club cricketer and his mother was a champion in state vigoro. Ricky started playing cricket when he was just eleven years old and he played for Mowbray under- 13 team.  He scored 4 centuries within a week when he participated in the Northern Tasmania junior competition. Due this reason he got a sponsorship contract from Kookaburra, a bat manufacturer. He was also a fine football player and till he was fourteen he played for North Launceston. But he broke his arm while playing for North Launceston. Because of his arm injury he chooses not to play football again. His interest in cricket grew after that and since then he has played many matches. He began his career in the Australian team in the year 1995. After his debut against South Africa he then played against New Zealand which the Australian team won. He started at a six batting order and after three matches he was promoted to the third batting number. Since then Ponting has won many series and he was chosen as the captain of Australian Team later for his performance.

HE HAS MONEY

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The ace former Australian cricketer has a net worth of $65 million. Including his endorsements and salary he has a net annual income of around 4.1 million US Dollar. He has mainly earned his worth through his cricket career as an Australian captain and the endorsements he gets. He owns a luxurious mansion in the Golden Mile of Brighton, Brighton mansion, which he purchased at an enormous price of $10 million. It is an Edwardian style house which has seven big, stylish bedrooms, seven camera security systems, a library, theatre, tennis court, pool and a billiards room. He sold his house in Burraneer Bay for which he got $ 4.5 million. He has got a bright red sporty Ferrari Enzo. He has done endorsements deal with brands like Valvoline, Rexona, Adidas, KFC and Swisse Vitamins. During his cricket days he was regarded as one of the most marketable sport personality in the world. He has coached the Mumbai Indians Premier League Team for which he earned $400,000. He has also written his autobiography in the year 2013, titled,”Ponting: At the Close of Play”

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

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This man has achieved everything that a good cricketer desire. He had a very successful career in cricket which has earned him many awards and achievements. The list of his awards is:

  • In the year 2003, he received the title of Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World.
  •  In the year 2006, he was the Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
  • For the years 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009 he got the Allan Border Medal along with Michael Clarke.
  • In the years 2003, 2004 and 2007 he was awarded as the Australian Test Player of the Year.
  • During the years 2002 and 2007 he was awarded as the Australian ODI Player of the Year.
  • He was awarded as the ICC Player of the Year in the years 2006 and 2007.
  • In the year 2007, He was recognized as the ICC Captain of the Year.
  • In the year 2006, he was awarded as the ICC Test Player of the Year.
  • He has 164 victories as ODI captain, which is the highest number
  • He has got 48 victories as Test Captain.
  • He has won the highest number of World Cup as a captain in the year 2003 and 2007.
  • He was awarded as the “Man of the Match” for 14 times in 110 Test Matches
  • He is also recognized as the “Player of the Decade” for both ODI and Test Matches.

HIS PHILANTHROPIC INTEREST

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In the year 2008 he started the “Ponting Foundation” in order to raise money for children who are suffering from cancer. The fund he gets through is organization is given to the Children’s Cancer Institute, Australia and Red Kite Organization. He supports the Children’s Cancer Institute; Australia and is the ambassador of this organization.

PERSONAL LIFE

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He got married to Riana Jennifer who is a law student in the year 2002. He was dating Riana for a long time and they finally decided to marry. He is the proud father of two daughters, Emmy Charlotte, the elder one born in the year 2008 and Matisse Ellie born in 2011.

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