“Money, Money , Money – It’s all about the Money, Honey”. But not for these young talent who have already been earning a huge amount of money(and also making their country proud by being the top seeded in the world of badminton). These players earn a good prize money in the tournaments and, It is usually seen that the players earn most of their money from the advertisements they do for different brands. These endorsement deals fetch them a fortune!
Here’s a list of the Top 5 Richest Badminton Players in 2015 :
Lee Chong Wei
(Country – Malaysia , Earnings – $35 Million)
World’s richest Badminton player, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia is called a legend in the Badminton world. He is among the toughest players in the history of Badminton and is also one of the richest athletes in the world.
(Country – China, Earnings – $26 Million)
Lin Dan (born October 14, 1983 in Longyan, Fujian) is a professional badminton player from China. He is a two-time Olympic champion, five-time world champion, and five-time All England champion. He is one of the biggest name in China, and therefore, is second on this list of the richest badminton players.
(Country – India, Earnings – $24 Million)
Saina Nehwal has been ranked No.1 for some time in the world by Badminton World Federation Women’s Singles 2015. She is the first Indian to win a Bronze medal in Badminton at the Olympics(which was at London Olympics, 2012). According to news source, last year Saina Nehwal was on 5th number in the highest earning tennis players but after the India badminton league started she earned a huge success and landed up taking the 3rd spot.
(Country – Denmark, Earnings – $18 Million)
Peter Gade, one of the best European badminton players, features fourth on this list.
Gade made his mark in badminton history through his All England Open Badminton Championship singles title in 1999 and his five European Championship crowns in the men’s singles event. He topped the world rankings from 1998 to 2001, and has 22 Grand-Prix titles. Gade, who was trying to progress in his performance next year, stunned everyone with his current retirement.
(Country – Indonesia, Earnings – $11 Million)
Taufik Hidayat (born 10 August 1981 in Bandung, West Java) is a retired Indonesian badminton player. He is a former World and Olympic champion in men’s singles. He has won the Indonesian Open six times and has also won the gold medal at the Asian Games twice. He was sometimes considered as the “arch rival” of Lin Dan and is on the 5th spot in this list.