Sachin Tendulkar – Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth – $160 million

Profession – Cricketer

The legend of legends, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and one of the greatest batsmen this world has ever seen. Named as the “Little Master” and “Master Blaster”, Sachin was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra to parents Rajni Tendulkar and Ramesh Tendulkar. Sachin started his cricket career at the age of 15 years by playing domestic cricket. He started his journey of international cricket at the age of 16 against Pakistan. Fondly revered as “God” by his fans Sachin has served the nation with his servitude and cricket bat for 24 years. And his glorious record on the cricket field speaks for itself.


sachin tendulkar endorsements

Sachin Tendulkar’s primary source of income has been his cricket innings which used to get him around $4 million annually. Sachin’s sports management deal with WorldTel of five years got him $4.8 million in 1995 and $13 million in 2001 again for a five year deal. In 2006, he signed a deal with Saatchi and Saatchi’s ICONIX which was worth $29 million. The Indian Premiere League (IPL) would fetch Sachin $2 million an year and he was exempted from the player auction for the league. Sachin automatically received a pay check 15% higher than the highest paid cricketer from his other team mates of Mumbai Indians. Besides cricket Sachin owns a couple of restaurants in partnership with Sanjay Narang of Mars Restaurants. One is Tendulkar’s, located in Colaba, Mumbai and the other is Sachin’s, located in Mulund, Mumbai and Bangalore. Sachin has launched health care and sports fitness products by the name of S Drive and Sach. Outside the field, Sachin has been a popular face with brands and commercial endorsements. He has been sponsored by brands like  Boost (1990–present), Pepsi (1992–2009), Action Shoes (1995–2000), MRF (1999–2009), Adidas (2000–10), Britannia (2001–07), Fiat Palio (2001–03), TVS (2002–05), ESPN Star Sports (2002–present), Sunfeast (2007–13), Canon (2006–09), Airtel (2004–06), Reynolds (2007–present), G-Hanz (2005–07), Sanyo BPL (2007–present), Toshiba (2010–present), Colgate-Palmolive, Philips, VISA, Castrol India (2011–12), Ujala Techno Bright, Coca-Cola (2011–13) and (2013–present). Sachin’s contract with Coca Cola was valued at $1.2 million per year which is more than most IPL players’ entire salaries. Organizations and companies like National Egg Coordination Committee, AIDS Awareness Campaign and Luminous India have had Tendulkar as their spokesperson.

The Money Power

As of June, 2013 Sachin Tendulkar’s earnings were $4 million and he earned $18 million through sponsorships and endorsements. For year 2012, Forbes announced Sachin on #72 in the World’s Highest Paid Athletes list and Sachin climbed on the list to #51 in 2013 and his total earnings were estimated to be $22 million. His net worth of $160 million has made him the wealthiest cricket player of India.

Lifestyle and Hobbies

In his free time, Sachin Tendulkar likes to listen music especially by Kishore Kumar. He loves reading books and gorging on his hometown, Mumbai’s staple food Vada Pav which he also considers as his weakness. Sachin’s favourite food also includes fish crab prawns. He loves to bat and has always been involved with lots of charity work. Sachin has always loved his game and it is not just a matter of money but it provides him an unmatched self-satisfaction. Maybe that’s the reason of the magic that we all have witnessed whenever he stepped on the pitch. Sachin is also an ardent devotee of Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi which he visits on many important occasions.

Though Sachin Tendulkar is a believer of simple living but he has a passion and an obsession with cars and owns a stunning and a huge collection of them. His amazing collection includes these cars along with many others:

sachin tendulkar car

Ferrari 360 Modena Spyder

Nissan GT-R Egoist

Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG

Mercedes-Benz 600SL

Audi Q7 4.2 TDI

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo


BMW M5 (E60 and F10)

BMW M6 coupe


sachin tendulkar family

Sachin Tendulkar met Anjali, the daughter of Gujarati industrialist Anand Mehta and British social worker Annabel Mehta at the Mumbai airport in 1990. Both had a courtship of five years and got engaged in 1994 in new Zealand. An year later, Sachin married Anjali when he was 22 years old.


Owing to his humble and down to earth personality Sachin Tendulkar has never been involved in much scandals but unfortunately he got included in a couple of controversies. In 2001, during the South Africa tour, Sachin was alleged of ball tempering due to which he was banned for one game. The ban was seen as a racist attack by match referee Mike Denness triggering a backlash from the Indian public. Another controversy involved Ferrari 360 Modena which was gifted to Sachin in 2002 by F1 world champion Michael Schumacher. Sachin was invited to Ferrari’s paddock in Silverstone to present him the car. Jaswant Singh, India’s finance minister at that time wrote to Sachin about the government waiving the custom duty imposed on the car but lawfully the duties could be waived only on automobiles received as prizes and not gifts.


sachin tendulkar quotes

“I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it’s a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there.”

“Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.”

“I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.”

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