Top 5 business ventures of MS Dhoni
If the massive earnings that come by playing cricket at the international level were not enough, there are many cricketers who are also excellent businessmen and have invested heavily in a lot of ventures.
One of the top cricketers on this list is the former Indian captain MS Dhoni. The 37-year-old is not just a terrific player on the field, but off it too. The WK-Batsman also has a great business acumen. Even though we do not want him to, MSD will retire from international cricket sooner or later. Hence, like most smart cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, Dhoni already has invested heavily to keep his future set.
Let us take a look at 5 business ventures MS Dhoni has his hands in:
#1 Sports Fit Pvt. Ltd.
Dhoni has a large stake in one of the leading fitness centres in India at the present moment. The 37-year-old has always believed in keeping himself fit. Cricket fans are no stranger to his razor sharp reflexes behind the stumps.
Sports Fit Pvt. Ltd. has huge expansion plans and will soon open centres in Australia, the Middle East, Singapore, and the UK besides boosting its base in India.
#2 Chennaiyin FC
Mahi is also the joint co-owner of the defending Indian Super League Champions Chennaiyin FC along with Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, Vita Dani. The 37-year-old is often spotted watching the matches of the club in the stadium whenever he finds the time.
The football extravaganza has a knack of attracted cricketers. Sachin Tendulkar has a stake with Kerala Blasters whereas Sourav Ganguly also penned a deal with ATK. Even Virat Kohli owns a small share of FC Goa.
#3 Ranchi Rays
Dhoni is the co-owner of the Ranchi Rays – the Jharkhand based franchise of the Hockey India League which was set up to replace Ranchi Rhinos – along with the Sahara India Parivar. They were the champions of their first appearance in the league in 2015. This association was proof of the former Captain's affinity towards other sports rather than just cricket.
Mahi was also born in Ranchi so this association was like a match made in heaven. Besides playing in the Hockey India League, the franchise has also been doing a lot to develop hockey at the grassroots level in the region.
MSD also has tried his luck in the lifestyle sector by investing in SEVEN. Dhoni is the owner of the footwear segment of the brand while the rest is owned by RS Seven Lifestyle. The 37-year-old is also the global brand ambassador of the brad.
In fact, it is interesting to note that the name for the brand coincides with Dhoni's jersey number in ODI's and T20 Internationals. SEVEN already has distributors in the Middle East and the United States besides tying up with e-commerce giant Flipkart to retail its products in India.
#5 Rhiti Sports
The former captain also has a share in Rhiti Sports, an Indian sports marketing & management firm. Faf du Plessis, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pragyan Ojha and Mohit Sharma are some of the cricketers the firm handles. SEVEN, Sports Fit, Chennaiyin FC, Ranchi Rays, and Chennai Super Kings- these are some of the clients of the company and the link is obvious.
Besides these five ventures, Dhoni is also the owner of a Supersport World Championship team, Mahi Racing Team, which has its base in Vasant Kunj in India and London in the UK. Kenan Sofuoğlu and Fabien Foret are the riders under the team.
Besides all these ventures, Dhoni is the face of brands such as Reebok, Amity University, Amrapali Group, Gulf Oil, Pepsi, Ashok Leyland, Big Bazaar, TVS Motors, Exide Batteries, Sony Bravia, Dabur Chyawanprash, and Sonata watches among a host of other brands. Make a guess of what will Dhoni's net worth be in the comments section below.