Steve Smith is an international cricketer from Australia and a former captain of the national side. ICC Player Rankings has consistently rated him as one of the best Test batsmen in the world. He is the present captain of the Rajasthan Royals side in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Steve Smith also plays domestic cricket for Sydney Sixers and New South Wales. He has popularly earned the praise “best since Bradman” due to his impressively high Test batting average. In this article, you will learn about Steve Smith income, earnings, matches, early life, networth, professional career, house, cars and other information.
STEVE SMITH LIFE
Steven Peter Devereux Smith was born in Kogarah, Sydney in Australia on 2nd June 1989. His father Peter was Australian and has a Chemistry degree while his mother Gillian is of English descent. Due to this, Steve Smith has dual British and Australian citizenship.
STEVE SMITH INCOME 2020: $4 MILLION (APPROX)
Steven Smith girlfriend since 2011 is Dani Willis, a commerce and law student. They got engaged in June 2017 during a holiday trip to New York. Steve Smith married Willis on 15th September 2018 at Berrima, New South Wales.
STEVE SMITH CAREER
Smith was initially selected as a right-arm leg spinner for Australia, though later he switched to being a batsman. He has been a regular player in the Australian team since 2013 and took over the captaincy in late 2015. Smith then began batting at number 3 or 4 in the lineup.
Steve Smith earned the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) award in 2015. He led Australia to a tour of Sri Lanka in 2016 where his side lost the test series 3-0. Their disappointing form continued in their ODI tour of South Africa where they lost 5-0. Smith scored 108 off 107 balls in the 3rd match and helped his side to a total of 371.
Steve Smith reached a record Test batting rating of 947 on 30 December 2017. That was the second-highest score of all time and only second to Don Bradman‘s 961. Steve Smith got involved in a controversial ball-tampering incident in March 2018. His teammate Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera rubbing sandpaper on the ball during their third test against South Africa. Smith stood down from captaincy and Tim Paine replaced him.
Steve Smith earned a place in the Australian squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The Australian selection committee also chose him as a part of the 2019 Ashes series squad in July 2019. He scored centuries in both innings of the first test and helped his side retain the Ashes successfully.
STEVE SMITH EARNINGS
Steve Smith networth mainly stems from his Indian Premier League (IPL) as well as domestic career. Royal Challengers Bangalore kicked off Steve Smith income by signing him for ₹13.8 lakhs fee in 2010. Then he went to Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Steve Smith earnings increased to ₹92 lakhs. Pune Warriors India roped him in for 2012 and 2013 for ₹1 crore, which significantly boosted Steve Smith networth. He then joined Rajasthan Royals for 2014 and 2015 seasons where Steve Smith salary rose to ₹4 crores.
After that, Rising Pune Supergiants signed him in 2016 and Steve Smith salary that season was ₹4 crore. Rising Pune Supergiants retained him next year, made him the captain and boosted his fee to ₹5.5 crores, which helped to increase Steve Smith earnings by a good margin. Rajasthan Royals then signed him and made him captain in 2019 for a whopping ₹12.5 crore, significantly boosting networth of Steve Smith.
Steve Smith has reportedly earned a total of ₹33.1 crores from his IPL career overall. He also has multiple endorsements with brands like Gillette, Weet Bix and Fitbit which add another $1.5 million to Steve Smith earnings. Therefore, we can approximate that the combined networth of Steve Smith stands at $23 million currently.
STEVE SMITH HOUSE AND CARS
Steve Smith house is situated in Balmain, Sydney where he lives with his wife Dani Willis, who was once Steve Smith girlfriend. He also has another plush property in Balmain which he bought in 2016 for investment purposes.
We know of Steve Smith’s passion for cars and his great selection of rides. He has invested approximately ₹8.6 crores ($1.5 million) on cars and Steve Smith car collection includes three luxury rides ― Rolls Royce, Audi and Range Rover.
Steve Smith has shown incredible potential with his bat as well as his leadership skills. Controversy has mired his life but he has always bounced back successfully. Steve Smith career is therefore inspirational to budding cricketers and the future can only hold the best for him. His mercuric rise in the IPL also saw an accompanying boost in Steve Smith income and fame. Smith is one of the shining stars of modern cricket, impressing everyone in both long and short formats of the game.