Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson is regarded as one of the most talented batsmen in India and has been a big-ticker player in the IPL. However, the Kerala batter hasn’t been able to crack international cricket. He made his T20I debut for India in 2015 but has featured in only 13 matches till now with a highest of 39; he has played a single ODI last year.
Born on November 11, 1994, in Vizhinjam, Trivandrum, Sanju Samson was a prodigy as a teenager acing the under-19 level and made his first-class debut at the age of 18 and IPL debut aged 19. He has played for Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals and last season was appointed RR’s skipper. He was retained for 14 crore by the inaugural champions ahead of the IPL 2022.
Speaking about his salary and net worth, Samson bags a 14 crore contract with RR and also match fees from the BCCI; he’s not part of BCCI’s annual contract as he’s not a regular in the Indian team. His salaries from the IPL have been his main source of income.
His net worth, as reported by caknowledge.com is, $9 Million which is INR 67 Crore!
Also, not many people know this, but Samson’s first IPL year, 2011, was at Kolkata Knight Riders for 8 lakh. Then he was bought by RR for 10 lakh in 2012. He then gained heavy contract increments: 4 crore for the next two seasons with RR; 4.2 crore for a couple of seasons with Delhi when RR was banned. RR got him back for 8 crore in 2018 for four years and now have retained him for 14 crore.
Sanju Samson also endorses multiple brands where he charges a massive amount – 1 crore reportedly – of money. It is estimated that the net worth of Sanju Samson has grown by 40% in the past years.
Speaking about his family, Sanju lived with his father Samson Vishwanath and his mother Lizzie Vishwanath and his brother Celie Samson. His father has been a government officer. Sanju Samson completed his schooling at Rosary Senior Secondary School in Delhi and completed his BA graduation from the college of Trivandrum Mar Ivanios, where he met his then-girlfriend Charulatha. The pair got married in 2018.
Known for his flamboyant style of batting, Sanju Samson owns a luxury designer house in his home town, Vizhinjam. He also owns multiple real-estate properties across the country. The RR skipper is not known to have any great deal of interest in cars and has a small collection but the ones he does possess are among the most luxury cars in the country.