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Christopher Henry “Chris” Gayle is a cricketer, born on 21st September 1979, in Kingston, Jamaica. He is considered to be one of the most powerful batsmen in world cricket, and has set several records in all formats of the game. Gayle became the first batsman in World Cup history to score a double century – during the 2015 World Cup – and is one of five players who have scored a double century in one day internationals (ODIs).
Have you ever wondered how rich Chris Gayle is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Chris Gayle’s overall net worth is $15 million, as of mid-2016. Chris has acquired his wealth by building a successful career in cricket, becoming one of the most prosperous players of this sport. His net worth significantly increased after becoming the holder of the record for most centuries scored in the Twenty20 format of cricket. Since he is still an active player of cricket, his net worth continues to grow.
Chris Gayle Net Worth $15 Million
Chris started his career by playing for the West Indies at international youth level. When he turned nineteen, he made his first-class debut for Lucas Cricket Club in Jamaica, and simultaneously while studying at Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Gayle was the captain of the team. Chris’ breakthrough came in 2002 when he ended the year with three centuries, and becoming the third West Indian to score over 1000 runs in a calendar year. However, after several more matches, Gayle started complaining about dizziness and shortness of breath, and was sent to hospital where he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect which causes a cardiac dysrhythmia, and so underwent heart surgery. However, upon recovery Chris joined English county team Worcestershire for the rest of the season, and won one Man of the Match award in the one-day National League. The following year, he was named Player of the 2006 Champions Trophy and set his first record for the highest innings in a Twenty20 International at the 2007 World Twenty20, which made him the first batsman to score a century in each of international cricket’s three formats. His net worth was rising steadily.
Two years later, Chris became the first international player to bat all the way through the innings in the Twenty20 format, while playing at the 2009 World Twenty20 Championship. During the First Test against Bangladesh in 2012, he hit a six off the first ball of the innings, the first player to do so in the history of Test cricket. Three years later, he became the first player to hit a double century in World Cup history,. Gayle won the Orange Cap Award for scoring the most runs in the tournament, and received five Man of the Match awards and the Player of the Tournament award for his performance in the 2011 Champions League Twenty20. All his performances helped his net worth to rise.
Having played for many teams such as Jamaica, Worcestershire, Kolkata Knight Riders, Western Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sydney Thunder, Barisal Burners, Stanford Superstars, Matabeleland Tuskers, Jamaica Tallawahs, Dhaka Gladiators, Highveld Lions and Melbourne Renegades, Gayle signed a $200,000 contract with Lahore Qalandars in 2016 to play in the Pakistan Super League.
When it comes to his private life, Chris is married to Natasha Berridge and the two have a daughter.