Born Imran Khan Niazi on the 5th October 1952, in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, he is a former cricket player, and now serves as cricket commentator, but has also become one of the notable personalities in politics, founding the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Pakistan.
Have you ever wondered how rich Imran Khan is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Imran Khan`s net worth is as high as $50 million, acquired through his three successful careers.
Imran Khan Net Worth $50 Million
Imran is one of five children to Ikramullah Khan Niazi and Shaukat Khanum; Imran grew up with his four sisters, in an upper-middle class family, and as a result he received higher education. He attended the Aitchison College in Lahore, after which he moved to England and went to the Royal Grammar School Worcester. His education didn`t stop there, as he enrolled at the prestigious Keble College, Oxford, studying Economics, Politics and Philosophy. Imran obtained his degree in 1975.
He became interested in cricket before he left for England, playing for his hometown team, but in England he improved his techniques. Returning to Pakistan after his education was through, he continued playing cricket, but focused more on international level. He played for his counTry from 1971 until 1992, and from 1982 until his retirement he was the team`s captain, becoming one of the best Pakistani cricket players, including leading his team to the 1992 Cricket World Cup title. Imran was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010.
After his retirement from cricket, he founded a political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 1996, and since 1998 has served as its chairman. To speak of his success in politics, his party slowly built its popularity, earning an ever increasing number of votes. Imran served as Member of the National Assembly for Mianwali from 2002 until 2007, but was elected again in 2013, and ever since has been in that position, increasing his net worth to a large degree. Furthermore, he served as the Chancellor of the University of Bradford from 2005 until 2012, which also added to his wealth.
During his career, Imran received numerous prestigious awards and honors, for both of his careers; he received Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1983, Pride of Performance Award also in 1983, and in 2011 he received Jinnah Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 Asian Jewel Awards, held in London, among many other awards.
Regarding his personal life, Imran was married two times; his first wife was Jemima Goldsmith, who converted to Islam after the two married. The couple had two children, and their marriage lasted from 1995 until 2004. His second marriage was rather short; he married journalist Reham Khan in January 2015, but the two separated in October the same year.
Imran has also been recognized as a philanthropist; starting in the 1990, he served as UNICEF`s Special representative for sports, promoting immunization in eastern countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Thailand. Also, he has started the Imran Khan Foundation, which is focused on tending poor people across Pakistan, donating food and clothes. Furthermore, he has raised $25 million in order to build a cancer center, and also started the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, which is a charity organization, named after his mother. He has received several awards for his contribution to charity organizations, including the Humanitarian Award at theAsian Sports Awards in Kuala Lumpur 2007.
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