India’s pride Saina Nehwal has a revised net worth of Rs 17 Crore that is equal to 2.60 Million. Currently her annual salary and income from ads cross over Rs 2.2 Crore in 2016. As one of the top badminton players in the world, Saina Nehwal has achieved extraordinary heights in a short span of time. For an Indian athlete she has many firsts in her career, like being the number one ranked player in the world. Her long list of achievements, include top badminton honours, Olympic medal and national awards. This has also made her one of the highest earning athletes of India. She draw approx 1 Crore as a salary each year. She has already been honoured by the top national awards like the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, which was bestowed on her in 2009 and the following year she won Gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Recently, she signed a deal with Rhiti Sports Company (which manages other top athletes also) for Rs. 40Cr which will include endorsements of various brands. Saina is set to be the highest paid female Indian athlete ever due to her achievements. She loves fast cars and was gifted a BMW by Indian batting Maestro Sachin Tendulkar for winning a Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, being the first Indian woman to do so. Saina Nehawal has consistently won tournaments throughout her career making her one the best badminton players in the world at a young age.
Hailing from the northern state of Haryana, she was born to Hindu Jat Parents Harvir Singh Nehwal and Usha Nehwal who were also state badminton players. Her parents introduced her to the sport at an early age and started training her. She moved to Hyderabad and started training at the Pullela Gopichand Academy, which gave her proper grounding as a player. Saina also has a brown belt in karate.
Even though she comes from a middle class background her parents made sacrifices so that she got the best training. She won her first tournament in the year 2004 and from then on she won back to back junior badminton championships in the year 2005 and 2006.