The South African legend, AB de Villiers celebrates his 38th birthday on February 17, 2022. The name alone is enough to elicit a flood of emotions from cricket fans all over the world and invoke fear in even the best bowlers. Whether it’s batting an entire day without thinking about hitting a boundary to save a Test match or reverse-sweeping a 90-mph delivery for a six in white-ball cricket, de Villiers has done it all with ease and regularly.
The explosive right-handed batsman has appeared in 114 Tests, scoring 8765 runs, including 22 centuries, two double tons, and 46 half-centuries. Since his debut in 2005, the swashbuckler has played 228 One Day Internationals, scoring 9577 runs, hammering 25 tons, and scoring 53 half-centuries. With all of his success and accomplishments, he has also welcomed plenty of brands. Let’s take a look at Mr. 360’s endorsements, net worth, and charities:
Last Man Stands (LMS) is the world’s oldest and largest amateur cricket league, featuring a two-hour, eight-a-side T20 cricket game. In March 2021, AB de Villiers joined the team as a global ambassador. Cameo also signed a collaboration with the power hitter.
In March 2020, Mr. 360 was named brand ambassador of the men’s casual wear brand, Wrogn.
Furthermore, Tata Motors also announced an association with AB de Villiers in November 2020. Along with this, another German-based automaker company, Audi signed the former Proteas skipper as its brand ambassador.
De Villiers signed a contract with MRF in 2017 that was reported to be worth 28 million dollars.
The net worth of the 38-year-old is estimated to be $21 million (Rs.153 Crore). He is said to have a net annual income of $3 million. Over the last few years, his annual income has increased by about 140 per cent.
ABD owns USD 6 million worth of personal property. He owns an Audi Q7 as well as a BMW X5. He owns a house in one of Durban’s most affluent neighbourhoods, which is estimated to be worth around INR 20 crore.
AB has been a philanthropist and actively participates in the ‘Make a Difference Foundation.’ The organization’s goal is to uplift the poor section of society by giving underprivileged children the gift of education.
In 2017, ABD promoted Montblanc’s active collaboration with UNICEF to provide high-quality education to children. Moreover, the All in Africa challenge took place in 2020 to make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate. The former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) player joined the cause, donating one of his South African T20 jerseys.
ABD took part in the inaugural 3Team Cricket Solidarity Cup match in 2020, which raised a total of 3 million Rands for charity.