Australian cricketer and larger-than-life character Shane Warne’s sudden death has sent shockwaves around the globe.
In addition to leaving behind three children and an internationally celebrated cricketing career, Warne leaves an estimated $50m fortune.
The former international cricket star, known the world over for his leg spin and as one of the greatest bowlers in history, is suspected to have died from a heart attack.
In addition to his illustrious sporting career, Warne held various brand deals and was a regular feature on Fox Sports, culminating in an estimated net worth of $50m at the time of his death.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Warne amassed his fortune from an internationally successful cricketing career, professional poker playing, cricket commentating and product endorsements.
He coached teams in the United Kingdom and had a stake in Rajashthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.
In recent years, he founded his own gin distillery – 708 Gin, produced in Western Australia.
During Covid-19, Warne announced that the company would turn its production to alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
Warne played his first Test match in 1992, and went on to take more than 1000 wickets in Tests and One Day International’s.
He retired from test cricket in 2007, but continued to play in the Indian Premier League and Australian Big Bash competitions until his retirement from the game in 2013.
Warne joined Nine as a cricket commentator in 2008, and was part of the network until it lost the broadcasting rights in 2018. He was signed by Sky Sports in 2009 and Fox Cricket in 2018, and worked at both until his death.