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Brian Charles Lara was born on the 2nd May 1969 in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago, and is recognized for being a former West Indies international cricket player, who is probably one of the greatest batsmen of all time, holding several records, such as for the highest individual score in first-class cricket. He is also known for winning the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World award.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Brian Lara is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Brian counts his net worth at the impressive amount of $60 million, which has been accumulated through his successful career in the sports industry as a professional cricket player, with another source coming from his autobiographical book “Beating The Field: My Own Story”.
Brian Lara Net Worth $60 Million
Brian Lara was raised with 10 siblings in his hometown, where he attended the Harvard Coaching Clinic every Sunday from six years of age. thanks to which he was taught very early correct batting technique. He later went to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic primary, and then attended San Juan Secondary School.At the age of 14, he enrolled at Fatima College, where he distinguished himself in playing cricket under the coach Mr. Harry Ramdass. In the schoolboys’ league, he averaged with 126.16 per innings in scoring 745 runs, which led him to the Trinidad national under-16 team. In the following year, he played his first West Indian under-19 youth tournament, and represented West Indies in Under-19 cricket.
Brian’s professional career began in 1987, when he broke Carl Hooper’s record of 480 runs, scoring 498 in the West Indies Youth Championships. In January 1988, he made his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago against Leeward Islands in the Red Stripe Cup. Since then, his career has only gone upwards, as well as his net worth. Two years later, he became the youngest-ever captain of Trinidad and Tobago, winning the one-day Geddes Grant Shield. During the same year, he made his debut for the West Indies, and one day international (ODI) debut.
In 1993, he played against Australia, scoring 277 runs in one innings which eventually helped the Windies to win the series. Subsequently, Brian has scored as a captain five double centuries, making himself one of the greatest cricket players of all time. In 1995, he participated in the Test match series against England, scoring three hundreds in three consecutive matches, winning the Man of the Series award.
From 1998 to 1999, Brian was a captain of the West Indies, achieving huge success, and two year later, he was named the Man of the Carlton Series in Australia, as he averaged 46.50. Later, in 2003, he was again a captain, and under captaincy the West Indies won two Test series against Sri Lanka, and in the following year the ICC Champions Trophy in England, which added a considerable amount to his wealth.
However, Brain took a break, and returned to the team for the second Test, this time not as a captain. Nevertheless, he became captain again in April 2006, leading the West Indies to win only one of the 14 Test matches. Later that year, he became the first player in the West Indies who passed 10,000 ODI runs, alongside Indian Sachin Tendulkar, but in 2007 before the Cricket World Cup, he announced his retirement, so his last match would be in One Day Internationals, if he didn’t sign a contract with the Indian Cricket League in the same year; however, he suffered an injury, tried to play again, but this time he didn’t have major success.However, he stayed in the sports industry as an ambassador of the Bangladesh Premier League team Chittagong Kings. Thanks to his accomplishments, Brian was inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame in 2012.
Regarding his personal life, Brian Lara has two daughters with Trinidadian journalist and model Leasel Rovedas, who he married in 1997. Rumours of him dating other women are rife. In free time, he enjoys playing golf with his friends. He is also known for founding the Pearl and Bunty Lara Foundation, a charitable organization which supports healthy lifestyle.