India’s marquee all-rounder Hardik Pandya received worldwide adulation with his big-hitting skills as well as his three-dimensional prowess. Now Pandya’s rise has been registered in Forbes Celebrity 100 list of 2019 where he is placed at 32nd spot, well ahead of the likes of Shahid Kapoor and Karan Johar.
According to figures by Forbes, Hardik earned a jaw-dropping INR 24.87 crores in 2019. The Baroda-born bagged a lucrative Grade B central contract from BCCI, which yields him an amount of INR 3 crores per year.
Further, ahead of the auctions of 2018, Mumbai Indians retained Hardik’s services for an amount of INR 11 crores. The rest of his income is generated through expensive endorsement deals with prominent brands such as Gulf Oil, Boat, Denim and Star Sports.
With such outrageous income, Hardik is bound to have an ostentatious lifestyle. The 26-year-old sports a Land Rover Range Rover Vogue and the elegant Mercedes AMG G63 SUV which he bought at 2.19 crores.
Hailing from humble beginnings, the Pandya family now reside in a 6,000 square feet penthouse in his hometown of Vadodara, Gujarat. Anuradha Aggarwal, Creative Director at Olives Cre., herself designed the mansion.
Furthermore, the name of Hardik Pandya is synonymous to bling, splashing money on fashion and accessories. Pandya’s wardrobe boasts of products from extravagant brands such as Versace, Armani, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Balmain Paris, and Hermes. His Instagram feed is proof of his spendthrift nature and affinity towards glamour.
After his infamous ‘Koffee with Karan’ controversy, Pandya lost his Gillette contract. On January 1, Pandya went down his knees and proposed his fiancee Natasa Stankovic on a private yacht.
Cricketers are some of the most high-paying jobs in our country. Even the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, have galloped into the charts of Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list of 2019. Superstars such as Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have remained amongst the wealthiest sportsmen in the world for several years now.