The former Indian cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned 41 on July 7, 2022, i.e., today, he donned the Indian jersey from 2004 to 2019.
MS Dhoni captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2017 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014.
Dhoni played as a wicket-keeper batsman. He led the country to three ICC titles: 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Under his guidance, India also won the ICC Test Mace twice, in 2010 and 2011. He is regarded as one of the greatest captains and wicketkeeper-batsmen of all time.
Dhoni featured in 350 ODIs for India where he scored 10,773 runs at an excellent average of 50.58 and registered 10 centuries and 73 half-centuries. Only Sachin Tendulkar has played more ODI matches than him. Dhoni played 90 Test matches for India where he scored 4876 runs at an average of 38.09.
Apart from international cricket, Dhoni is also very successful in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is currently the captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise. CSK won four IPL trophies under his leadership (2010,2011,2018 and 2021). He played 234 IPL matches where he scored 4978 runs at a strike rate of 135.2.
Apart from achieving so much on the cricket field, he is also very active in the commercial field with several endorsement deals under his name. Let’s look at Mahi’s net worth, investments, and charities on his birthday:
In February 2022, Turtlemint named Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a brand ambassador. He appeared in several commercials for the platform.
In August 2021, HomeLane announced a three-year strategic partnership with MS Dhoni as an equity partner and brand ambassador.
The cricketer’s endorsement portfolio also includes G Square Housing, Kinley, Kauvery Group of Hospitals, Oppo, PokerStars, Cars24, Garuda Aerospace, redBus, Colgate, LivFast, Indigo Paints, GoDaddy, Mastercard India, Bharat Matrimony, Orient, Khatabook and Boost.
The cricketer from Ranchi has remained popular among brands in 2022 even two years after his retirement from international cricket.
Mondelez, a global food and snack business based in the United States, featured MS Dhoni and his daughter Ziva in an advertisement for its Cadbury Oreo cookies brand.
In 2018, SRMB Steel featured MSD and Kapil Dev in its product advertisement. The ad became very popular as it featured two World cup winning captains in the same frame.
Dhoni is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, with a net worth of around USD 113 million, or INR 846 crore. According to sources, Dhoni’s net worth has increased by 32% in the last three years.
In 2022, he was retained by CSK and received a salary of INR 12 Crore.
Mahi owns a luxurious residence in Dehradun, India, which he purchased in 2011 and is valued at roughly INR 17.8 crore. Dhoni also owns several real estate properties.
Dhoni currently resides in his Ranchi farmhouse with his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva. This Ranchi farmhouse, named Kailashpati is apparently only a twenty-minute drive from his previous residence. This massive property is located on Ranchi’s Ring Road and is valued at INR 6 Crore.
He owns some of the most expensive cars in the world. His collection includes a Hummer, Porsche 911, Audi, Mercedes, Mitsubishi Pajero, Range Rover and many other vehicles. Apart from cars, Dhoni’s passion for bikes is undeniable. As per reports he has more than 60 bikes in his collection.
Mahi has invested in a variety of companies over the years, ranging from automotive and sports to food and beverages.
In June 2022, Dhoni announced an investment in the drone company Garuda Aerospace.
Khatabook formed a strategic collaboration with Dhoni in March 2020, as an investor and brand ambassador.
Dhoni made a hefty investment in Cars24 in the Series D round of funding.
His other investments include 7InkBrews, Hotel Mahi Residency and SportsFit.
MS Dhoni’s Charitable Foundation raised £20,000 (18.62 lakh) in 2015 during the T20 fundraiser ‘Cricket for Heroes’ at The KIA Oval. The entire sum was given to the Indian Army to assist wounded and severely injured soldiers in the line of duty.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dhoni donated INR 1 lakh to Mukul Madhav, a Pune-based NGO, for charitable activities in healthcare, social welfare, and education.