Here is the updated list of world most richest badminton players as on 2016. They are professional and earning huge by winning and prize money. Badminton is perhaps one of the most popular sports played even as a hobby during any picnic or outdoor fun events of any kind. People of virtually all existing country have a love affair with the badminton racket and the shuttle. However, the game is also highly popular and much respected even on the professional level.
This is a game which offers huge prize money. Additionally, badminton players are much sought after for endorsements and advertisements which lead to a sizeable money accumulation for the players. Let’s have a look at the top ten richest badminton players of the world.
Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia
Hailed as the legend of the Badminton world, this Malaysian player has a whopping net worth of about $75 million. He is not only the world’s number one badminton player today but also the richest in the niche. Obviously, he is also the highest paid player with maximum medals and championship titles under his belt.
Lin Dan, China
With an estimated net worth of $32.5 million, Lin Dan is the top Chinese player who has won the world championship title for 5 times. Reputed as the sole archenemy of Chong Wei, he won the Badminton singles Olympic gold medal in 2008 and 2012. With a bonus killer look, he has some serious endorsements attached to his name and is very popular, especially with the fairer sex.
Chen Long, China
He is another Chinese player who has rushed to the third position by improving upon his game drastically. With 26 major badminton titles below his belt his net worth, today is $22 million. Though 2011 was his most successful year, he was named as “Great Wall of China” only recently after he went opposite to Lee Chong Wei in the most recent Olympic showdown held in Rio.
Peter Grade, Denmark
With a net worth of $20 million, Peter Grade, one of the top European badminton player is now retired from the game. Now 39 years old, he has been five times European badminton champion winner and the bronze winner in the London World Championship 2011.
Saina Nehwal, India
Famous as the icon star of India, Saina Nehwal with an estimated net worth of $17.5 million is the highest paid female badminton player today and the second richest Indian athlete female after the Indian tennis star Sania Mirza.In the London Games 2012, she won the Bronze medal and made her country proud.
Taufik Hidayat, Indonesia
Retired but still a top athlete of Indonesia, Tatfik Hidayat has a net worth of about $7.5 million. With 27 titles to his name including gold medal in Athens games in 2004 and the Anaheim World Championship in 2005, he is known for his strong backhand shots.
Jan Ø. Jørgensen, Denmark
With the current net worth of $5.5 million, Jan, hailing from Denmark is the most improved player of 2015. Winner of the European badminton championship 2014, he is also noted for changing his hairstyles the most throughout the various matches.
Wang Yihan, China
With an estimated net worth of $4.08 million, this Chinese athlete took the badminton niche by surprise by winning the 2006 World Cup Singles Championships. In 2011, she won the BWF World Championships title and then the silver medal in the London Games 2012. OFF-court, her beauty and killer smile enthralls all.
Kento Momota, Japan
This Japanese player has a net worth of about $ 3 million. Winner of the 2014 Thomas Cup in New Delhi as a team, Momota is the 2015 BWF World Championships bronze winner and the third placed player of the competetition.
Carolina Marin, Spain
With an estimated net worth of $2.5 million Carolina is the top Spanish badminton player as well as the current top female badminton player of the world. She has won the MWF World Championships twice in 2014 and 2015.
|Sr. No.||Player Name||Country||Net Worth|
|1||Lee Chong Wei||Malaysia||$75 million|
|2||Lin Dan||China||$32.5 million|
|3||Chen Long||China||$22 million|
|4||Peter Grade||Denmark||$20 million|
|5||Saina Nehwal||India||$17.5 million|
|6||Taufik Hidayat||Indonesia||$7.5 million|
|7||Jan Ø. Jørgensen||Denmark||$5.5 million|
|8||Wang Yihan||China||$4.08 million|
|9||Kento Momota||Japan||$3 million|
|10||Carolina Marin||Spain||$2.5 million|
If you know any other badminton players who are earning in million but not listed here then do let me know.