Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wiki Biography
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on the 7th July 1981, in Ranchi, Bihar, India, and is a cricket player who is most famous for reputedly being the best ever captain of the Indian national team, a position which he held between 2007 and 2016. He is also widely known as one of the greatest batters and ‘finishers’ in cricket. Apart from cricket MS Dhoni, as he is often referred to, is also known for being the Vice-President of India Cements, Ltd. as well as a co-owner of Indian Super League team Chennaiyin FC.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this famous cricketer has accumulated so far? How rich Mahendra Singh Dhoni is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Dhoni’s net worth, as of early 2017, is over $170 million, acquired largely through his professional cricket career which has been active since 1999, with highest annual earnings of $31 million.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Net Worth $170 million
Dhoni was born the middle of three children of Devaki Devi and Pan Singh, and declares himself as a Rajput. He attended DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir education institute, where he discovered his passion for sports – football and badminton, then cricket by accident as he was sent by his football coach to a local cricket club. Although he had no previous experience, at his first performance Dhoni impressed with his talents and soon began his cricket career.
Between 1995 and 1997, Dhoni played school cricket at the Commando cricket club, and in 1997 he participated in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship where his good performances were noticed. In 1998 he began his junior cricket career at the Central Coal Fields Limited cricket club, helping his team to reach the A division and also impressing his coach, Dhoni gained popularity and professional attention, and in the following year turned pro, debuting for the Bihar Cricket team in 1999 where he stayed ’til 2001. This three seasons-long engagement provided the basis for MS Dhoni’s net worth.
In the 2002 season, Dhoni joined Jharkhand cricket team in which he continued to maintain his series of good performances and won the Deodhar Trophy. His talents didn’t go unnoticed, and soon after, in 2003 he was picked for the India A team, to participate in the three-nation tournament featuring Pakistan A and Kenya too. His good performances gained national attention which led MS Dhoni to be picked for the Indian one day international (ODI) squad in 2004, all of which helped Dhoni to add to his net worth.
Under Dhoni’s captaincy, the Indian national team won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 title, in 2011 Dhoni led his teammates to win the 2011 ICC ODI Cricket World Cup. Prior to stepping down from the captain’s position, the national team has 27 Test and 107 ODI victories as well as 40 T20 wins under Dhoni’s leadership. However, he still stayed with the team as a wicketkeeper-batsman.
Apart from this, he served as the captain of the Chennai Super Kings with which he won two Indian Premier League titles as well as the 2010 Champions League Tewnty20 title. Currently, MS Dhoni is the captain of IPL’s Rising Pune Supergiants. It is certain that all these professional accomplishments have helped Dhoni to dramatically increase his net worth in total.
Apart from his professional cricket career, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a very successful businessman. He is a co-owner of Ranchi Rays hockey club as well as of Indian Super League’s Chennaiyin Football Club. As an avid biker, he is also a co-owner of Mahi Racing Ream India.
In September 2016, “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” was released, a biographical movie which pictures Dhoni’s professional cricket career from its very beginning to the present day. Doubtlessly, this venture has just further deepened the size of Dhoni’s net worth, earning over $32 million at the box office.
When it comes to his personal life, Dhoni has been married since 2010 to his school sweetheart Sakshi Raawt, with whom he has a daughter.
|Full Name||MS Dhoni|
|Net Worth||$170 Million|
|Salary||1.8 million USD|
|Date Of Birth||July 7, 1981|
|Place Of Birth||Ranchi, India|
|Education||Gossner College, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi, Jawahar Vidya Mandir|
|Parents||Devaki Devi, Pan Singh|
|Siblings||Narendra Singh Dhoni, Jayanti Gupta|
|Awards||ICC ODI Team of the Year, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, more|
|Dil Ko Chura Le||2005||Short|
|Indian Premier League||2009-2012||TV Series||Himself|
|Channel Nine Cricket||2011||TV Series||Himself|
|Breakfast||2011||TV Series||Himself – India Cricket Captain|
|Champions League Twenty20 Cricket||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|Chala Change Ka Chakkar||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|Brian Lara International Cricket 2007||2007||Video Game||Himself|