Prize Money: $4 million
There was a time when the disgraced financier and cricket fanatic Allen Stanford hosted an even richer cricket tournament. But while Stanford sits in jail awaiting his trial for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme, the World Cup is the sport’s richest event. India won the 2011 event.
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