Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of most recognizable name in the cricketing fraternity mainly because of his success as the captain of the Indian senior cricket team.
Having captained the side in limited overs from 2007 to 2016 and in the longer format from 2008 to 2014, the attacking right-hander middle-order batsman has given his country many trophies and many unforgettable moments to cherish.
The 36-year-old cricketer was born on 7 July 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand to parents Pan Singh Dhoni and Devaki Dhoni. His father worked in junior management positions in MECON in Jharkhand.
Initially Dhoni played badminton and football in school level, but was later insisted to take up cricket by the school football coach.
Dhoni is the only captain who has won all the major tournaments of ICC, mainly 50-overs World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy.
Dhoni was married to Sakshi Rawat on 4 July 2010 and the couple was blessed with a beautiful daughter whom they named Ziva Dhoni.
MS Dhoni Various Contracts
Due to the recent change in the pay scale made by BCCI, Dhoni is currently getting a salary of Rs. 5 crores a year as he is listed under the Grade A contract.
Apart from that, Dhoni was contracted by the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural season for a price of 1.5 million USD.
After CSK got banned for two years due to match-fixing scandal, Dhoni was bought by Rising Pune Supergiant for a price of 1.9 million USD.
In the 2018 auction, Dhoni returned to his former franchise CSK and scored 455 runs in the tournament and led the franchise to their third IPL title.
According to BCCI, Dhoni’s retainer fee is $209256 (2 crore), Test fee is $23194 (15 lakh), ODI fee is $9277 (6 lakh) and T20 Fee is $4638 (3 lakh). From his contracts and salary, Dhoni earns a total of almost 4 million USD.
MS Dhoni Other Businesses
Dhoni is the co-owner of Ranchi based Hockey club Ranchi Rays along with Sahara India Pariwar. Ranchi Rays is a franchise which plays in the Hockey India League.
Along with Abhishek Bachchan and Vita Dani, Dhoni is the co-owner of Chennai based Football club Chennaiyin FC. The club is a franchise team which plays in the Indian Super League.
Dhoni has also partnered with South Indian film superstar Akkineni Nagarjuna and has bought a Supersport World Championship team named Mahi Racing Team India.
Dhoni is also the brand ambassador of SEVEN, a lifestyle brand which he himself launched in February 2016. Dhoni owns the footwear side of the brand.
Dhoni also owns a hotel named Hotel Mahi Residency in Jharkhand. He also has 200 gyms across the country under the brand SportsFit.
MS Dhoni Endorsements
At present Dhoni endorses 20 different brands which is an increase from 17 endorsements in the year 2007. Only Shahrukh Khan (21 endorsements) has more number of endorsements than Dhoni.
Here is the list of endorsements deals done by Dhoni.
- 2005: Pepsico, Reebok, Exide, TVS Motors
- 2006: Mysore Sandal Soap, Videocon, Reliance Communications, Reliance Energy, Orient PSPO Fan, Bharat Petroleum, Titan Sonata, Brylcreem, NDTV, GE Money
- 2007: Siyaram
- 2008: Fashion at Big Bazaar alongside Bollywood actress Asin, Maha Choco, Boost (health food), Dainik Bhaskar
- 2009: Dabur Honey, Kolkata Fashion Week. Aircel communications, Nova Scottia Premium shirts
- 2010: Amrapali
- 2016: Exide Life Insurance
From his endorsement deals with various brands, Dhoni earns a total of 27 million USD.
MS Dhoni Net Worth
With an aggregate earnings of almost 31 million USD, Dhoni was ranked 23rd among the top 100 highest paid athletes in the world in 2015. However in 2017, he failed to make the cut as Virat Kohli was the only cricketer who featured in the list.
Dhoni’s net worth is approximately $100 million (646 crore).
MS Dhoni House
Present house – ‘Kailashpati’
MS Dhoni Bikes & Cars
Ferrari 599 GTO
Confederate Hellcat X132
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14
Kawasaki Ninja H2