The Prime Minister of Pakistan and former cricketer Imran Khan has a net worth of ₨ 1.08 billion (US$6.7 million). 69 years old former world cup winner has made his money from his successful career in cricket and politics.
Imran Khan was born in 1952 in Lahore, Pakistan. He was educated in the elite schools in Pakistan and the United Kingdom.
Imran started playing at the early age of 13 in his school. He made his test debut as a medium-pacer at the age of 18.
In the years that followed, Khan made his mark as one of the best all-rounders not only in Pakistan and the whole world.
After the amazing victory in the 1992 world cup, he retired but continued to serve the country in other ways. He founded his political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaft (PTI), in 1996.
PTI has now been established as one of the major political parties of Pakistan. It is also the ruling party as Imran Khan himself has been serving as the prime minister of Pakistan since 2018.
In this article, we will explore his lifestyle, net worth, and properties. Before going into details, here are few quick facts about him:
Imran Khan: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi|
|Common Name||Imran Khan|
|Nick Name||IK, The lion of Lahore, Kaptaan|
|Birthdate||5 October 1952|
|Age||69 years old|
|Mother’s Name||Shaukat Khanum|
|Father’s Name||Ikramullah Khan Niazi|
|Residence||Prime Minister Enclave (official) Bani Gala Mansion (personal)|
|Ethnicity||Pashtun, Niazi tribe|
|School||Aitchison College and Cathedral Schoo|
|College||University of Oxford Keble College, Oxford|
|Education||(BA) Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Graduated 1975)|
|Height||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Weight||75 kg/165 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Hazel Brown|
|Hair Colour||Salt and Pepper|
|Shoe Size||10 US|
|Children||2 sons, 1 daughter|
|Ex-wife||Jemima Goldsmith (1995-2004) Divorced|
Reham Khan (2015-2015) Divorced
|Profession||Former Cricketer, Prime Minister of Pakistan|
|Debut||1971 June 3 (on the national team)|
|Style||Right-hand bat, Right-arm fast bowl|
|Awards||Pride of Performance (1983), Hilal-e-Imtiaz (1992)|
|Affiliations||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaft (PTI)|
The former Chancellor at the University of Bradford
|Hobbies||Listening to music, watching films, traveling|
|Favorite Food||Roasted Desi Murgi|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram|
|Website||Official PM website|
|Last Update||January, 2022|
Imran Khan: Net Worth and Income
Imran Khan made most of the money during his youth from his prize money and brand endorsements.
His highest prize money ever was £90,000 when he won the cricket world cup in 1992.
Since his retirement in 1992, he has dedicated his full time to philanthropy and politics. Khan was elected prime minister of Pakistan in 2018.
He has revealed that his salary alone can not cover his household expenses. Similarly, the salary and allowances of the Pakistani prime minister are around $15,610 per annum after-tax returns.
But the selfless prime minister focuses solely on saving the budget of financially stipped Pakistan and does pay his own expenses.
Imran Khan: House and Cars
House: Official and Private
The prime minister of Pakistan usually lives in their designated residence called ‘Prime Minister Enclave.’ This massive estate is situated in the north of Islamabad and is lavish in every way.
But after he was appointed PM, Imran surprised everyone by announcing he won’t be staying at this luxurious house. He instead chose to live in a modest minister’s enclave.
It has been reported that this decision will save billions of rupees from Pakistan’s national funds.
Likewise, Imran Khan’s private residence is in the posh neighborhood of Islamabad called bani gala.
However, his mansion has been in controversy for being built without permission from authorities. PM Imran paid a fine of 1.206 million PKR to Capital Development Authority to approve the map of his sweet home.
This residence spans over 37 acres and consists of his office, reception area, six bedrooms, a drawing-room, a dining hall, and a playroom.
Besides his major residence, he has 10 more immovable properties around Pakistan. He has inherited a modest house in Lahore valued at PKR 40.53 million.
A report in 2020 shows that he has around 50 million PKR In his bank account. Besides him, his wife is also the owner of some lucrative properties around Pakistan.
It is generally expected from a man of his stature to have several luxurious cars and bikes. But when his assets were valued in 2018, it was found that he doesn’t have a single car on his list of properties.
Of course, Khan has won or been gifted few cars in his life. Similarly, being a politician and Prime minister makes him subjected to party cars and government cars.
But other than that, he doesn’t have a fleet of cars in his house.
Interestingly, he won a Rover 827 Vitesse worth $72,000 in 1989 along with the title of Cricketer of the year.
But kind-hearted Imran donated the proceeds to his cancer hospital.
Most of the time, he is seen behind the wheels of Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, which is believed to be either a gift or a property of his party PTI.
As a politician and prime minister, Khan has always prioritized ending corruption and cutting the government’s expense. He has never favored extravagant services on the money of taxpayers.
As a matter of fact, in September 2018, he auctioned more than 100 luxury cars that belonged to the government. Along with that, he also auctioned eight buffaloes and few helicopters.
The vehicle lineup consisted of Mercedez Benz, SUVs, bulletproof BMWs, land cruisers, and 40 Toyota cars. They were sold off to the highest bidders.
Imran Khan: Lifestyle
During his prime days, Imran Khan had a ‘playboy’ image for himself due to his constant partying in nightclubs in London. He was considered a sex symbol during the 70s and 80s.
He was considered a socialite of the London society and was always on the radar of media and paparazzi.
But over the years, Khan slowly shredded that image. Despite having the money to live a fancy and extravagant lifestyle, he has rarely flaunted it.
Moreover, Khan has talked about his bachelor life and said ‘he never claimed to be an angel.’ But he has successfully diverted himself towards philanthropy and community service.
Imran Khan: Vacations and Trips
As a national team captain, Imran has traveled exclusively to international and internal competitions.
Since 2018, he has made state visits to 13 countries as prime minister of Pakistan, including the USA, Sri Lanka, China, UAE, etc.
However, he tries to keep these state trips short and humble to keep the state expense low.
During his official visit to the states in 2019, his team traveled by commercial Qatar Airways flight. To cut hotel expenses, they stayed in the residence of the Pakistani ambassador to the US.
Upon not being welcomed by the US authorities in the airport, they took the Metro to reach their destination.
Being a busy person, Imran doesn’t have much private time to spend with his family. He occasionally goes on international vacations with his sons.
Imran Khan: Endorsements
Even before social media, Imran Khan was a huge celebrity, unlike anyone Pakistan has ever seen. He was the major choice of big brands for endorsements.
Because of that, the former captain has worked with Pepsi, Brooke Bond, Cinthol, Thumbs up, among others.
Imran Khan: Philanthropy
Imran was born and raised in an affluent family and built an even bigger life for himself. He has never been short of cash for his own need, so serving the community has always been his main concern.
His biggest act of social service yet is establishing the only cancer hospital in Pakistan.
When his dear mother succumbed to cancer in 1985, he founded Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust in her memory.
The primary endeavor of this organization was to raise funds and establish Shaukat Khanum memorial cancer hospital and research center. It is reported that the donations and funds exceeded $25 million at that time.
You would be even surprised to learn that he donated all of his prize money (£90,000) after winning the world cup to the same cancer hospital. This hospital treats 75% of the patients free of charge.
He also has ‘Imran Khan Foundations’ that work for various causes, mostly helping the people in need. It works for providing relief during disasters, development projects in villages, etc.
Another great contribution Khan has given to the Pakistani community is Namal Institue. It was established in 2008 with the help of donors and community support under the leadership of Imran.
Initially, it ran programs being affiliated to the University of Bradford, Uk. It became an independent institute in early 2019.
Imran Khan: Books
Imran khan regularly writes non-fiction articles and editorials in magazines. He has published six books so far. Among them are two of his biographies published in 1983 and 2011.
Due to the famous persona he has built, Khan’s books are always taken with high interest by Pakistani readers.
Imran Khan: Pets
As far as we have known, Imran Khan has had 5 dogs in his Bani Gala residence so far- Sheru, Sherni, Motu, Pidu, and Maximus. Motu, Pidu, and Maximus are still alive while the Sheru and Sherni have passed away.
Imran is a huge fan of dogs and believes them to be the house’s guard and great companions. The media give his pets special interest, and Imran is asked about them in almost every interview.
Apart from dogs, he also has reared a range of animals like chicken, cow, goat, water buffalo, etc., in his farmhouse.
Likewise, his motive behind this is to have organic produce of milk, eggs, and meat from his own home.
Imran Khan: Movies
Imran’s life has been featured in few documentaries over the years. A 2010 Pakistani film ‘Kaptaan: Making of a Legend‘ also depicts his life, career, and philanthropic endeavors.
During his youth, he was popular for his charming personality and handsome looks. He later revealed that Dev Anand asked him to perform in a Bollywood film.
However, Kaptaan rejected the offer saying “he couldn’t even act in a school play.”
Imran Khan: Career Summary
Imran started playing cricket during his early teens and soon progressed to playing first-class cricket. He debuted for the Pakistani national team at the young age of 18.
However, it was only in 1982 that he became the team captain, succeeding Javid Miandad.
Imran Khan played professional cricket for 20 years and is still remembered as the best captain Pakistani cricket has ever had. Under his leadership, the Pakistani team won the world cup of 1992.
He initially announced his retirement after the 1987 world cup.
But his craze was so strong among the Pakistani sports lover that Pakistan’s president Zia ul Haq specially requested him to return. He played for the team from 1971 to 1992.
- “It is not defeat that destroys you; it is being demoralized by defeat that destroys you.”
- “The more you study, the more you know; how less you know.”
- “Compromise for your Dream but NEVER Compromise on your Dream.”
Imran Khan: Three Interesting Facts
- Imran was born in an affluent upper-middle-class family in Pakistan. As a result, he was sent off to elite schools in Pakistan and the UK. Besides him, other members of his family have become star cricketers. His maternal cousins Javed Burki and Majid Khan have also been a part of Pakistani national teams.
- Once on a trip with his children to some remote part of Pakistan, Imran Khan was looted at gunpoint. The robbers took his mobile phone, credit card, and camera.
- Imran has been married three times. His second wife, Rehem Khan, accused him of being bisexual after their divorce. Along with that, she also accused him of taking drugs and being involved in adultery.