From humble beginnings to IPL stardom: KKR hero Rinku Singh’s journey to a net worth of Rs 7 crore

Rinku Singh is IPL hero. At the domestic level, Rinku Singh represents the Uttar Pradesh state team but he has played under Kolkata Knight Riders and his story is inspirational for cricket lovers and common people.

From humble beginnings to IPL stardom: KKR hero Rinku Singh’s journey to a net worth of Rs 7 crore

From turning down a job as a sweeper to focusing on cricket to carrying LPG cylinders on a bike to support his family, his rise to fame is something for the books.

Rinku Singh’s early life

Singh’s journey mirrors the classic rags-to-riches narratives often seen in the IPL. His father used to support the family by delivering LPG cylinders, while his elder brother used to drive an auto rickshaw.

Reflecting on his humble beginnings, Singh said, “My father used to earn around Rs 6-7 thousand a month, as did my elder brothers. To support a large family, I had to devote myself to cricket. There was no option but to do it. I had to face many challenges.” Struggles in life, but maybe now, it’s a form of repayment from a higher power.”

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Currently, Singh’s fortunes have changed to a great extent. His annual income is estimated to be around Rs 7 crore.

Rinku Singh’s IPL journey and salary


Rinku Singh, originally from Aligarh, was initially bought by Punjab Kings in 2017 for Rs 10 lakh. Despite the acquisition, he never made his debut for the team. Subsequently, the following year, Kolkata Knight Riders secured Singh for Rs 80 lakh. However, he still struggled to secure significant playing time, appearing in only a handful of matches in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons.

In 2021, Singh suffered a setback as he was unable to participate in the season due to injury. However, despite this setback, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) showed faith in Singh and retained him for Rs 55 lakh in the 2022 mega auction. Singh proved his worth for the franchise with impressive performances, scoring 174 runs at a strike rate of 148 in seven matches.

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Between 2017 and 2023, Singh earned a total of Rs 4 crore 40 lakh from the Indian Premier League (IPL). He continued to receive the same amount for the current season also.

Rinku Singh’s net worth

Despite facing financial difficulties while growing up, Singh’s cricket career has provided him with the means to support his family. Currently, his estimated net worth is Rs 7 crore, this figure is expected to increase further after his significant success this season.

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