18 Daniel Vettori (cricket) $840,000
Former Black Caps skipper Daniel Vettori may no longer be on a national contract, but it has freed him up to chase big money contracts in the twilight of his career.
Over the past few seasons he has plied his trade in the IPL, Australia’s Big Bash League and the Caribbean Cricket League.
The bulk of his income over the past year has come from his coaching role in the IPL, but as he is also still playing, he qualifies for the list. Vettori’s contract with the Royal Challengers Bangalore is thought to be worth $550,000.
His Australian Big Bash League and Caribbean Premier League T20 contracts are estimated to be worth more than $100,000 each.
Vettori’s signature look – his glasses – have also proved profitable for him as an ambassador for Specsavers.
Vettori owns a home in the upmarket Auckland suburb of St Heliers valued at $1.83 million, and a block of residential flats in Hamilton worth $1.05 million.
He owns further properties through his investment companies, and also owns shares in a civil engineering firm.
Vettori played the last of his 111 tests for New Zealand in July 2012, while his last ODI was against England at Cardiff in 2013.