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World's Richest Badminton Player

World’s Richest Badminton Player: Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are “singles” (with one player per side) and “doubles” (with two players per side). Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court. Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side’s half of the court.

World’s Richest Badminton Player

In this article, we are going to discuss about the top 10 richest badminton player in the world. In this list of the top 10 richest badminton player in the world, we will classify these players on the basis of their net worth, income source, gameplay, strategy, and many more details. Here below is the list of the top 10 richest badminton player in the world.

No.1 Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei is the Malasyian badminton player and a legendary player of all time.  He is a Triple Silver Medalist at the Olympic Games and the sixth Malaysian to win an Olympic Medal. He holds the second spot in the world ranking. He has won the All-England Open thrice and also won a Gold-Medal in the Commonwealth Games besides smashing thrice of winning the silver at Olympics. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest badminton players of all time.

  • Birthname- Lee Chong Wei
  • D.O.B- 21 Oct 1982
  • Birthplace- Began Serai, Perak, Malaysia
  • Retired- 13 June 2019
  • Networth- $75 million
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No.2 Lin Dan

Lin Dan is a Chinese former professional badminton player. He is a two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion, as well as a six-time All England champion. Throughout his career, it is very rare that he has won a bronze medal and that is why he is “Super Dan’. His amazing achievements include two back to back gold medals in Olympics, 5 gold and a bar of silver in the World Championships, 2 gold medals in the Badminton World Cup, 5 gold and 2 bronze medal in the Thomas Cup, 3 gold medals in the Asian Games, 3 gold medal in Asian Championships and the title of Hong Kong East Asian Games in 2009.

  • Nickname- Super Dan
  • D.O.B- 14 Oct 1983
  • Birthplace- Longyan, Fujian, China
  • Retired- 4 July 2020
  • Coach- Xi Xuanze
  • Networth- $30 Million

No.3 Chen Long

Chen Long is a Chinese professional badminton player. He is the reigning Olympic Champion, two-time World Champion, and an Asian Champion. Chen was a former World number 1, occupied the top men’s singles ranking in 76 consecutive weeks from December 2014 to June 2016. In 2000, he joined the Xiamen team and was selected to join the national youth team in 2005. In 2006, Chen entered the national second team. He started his achievements on the international stage by winning the boys’ singles title in the Asian and World Junior Championships in 2007.

  • D.O.B- 18 Jan 1989
  • Birthplace- Shashi District, Jingzhou, Hubei, China
  • Years Active- 2007-present
  • Networth- $22million

No.4 P.V.Sindhu

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu s an Indian professional badminton player. Over the course of her career, Pusarla has won medals at multiple tournaments including the Olympics and on the BWF Circuit including a gold at the 2019 world championships. She is the first Indian to become the Badminton World Champion and the first Indian woman to earn an Olympic silver medal. She rose to a career-high world ranking of no. 2 in April 2017. Pusarla represented India at the 2016 summer olympics, becoming the first Indian badminton player to reach a final. She won the silver medal after losing out to Spain’s Carolina Marin.

  • Nickname- P.V. Sindhu
  • D.O.B- 5 July 1995
  • Birthplace- Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Years Active- 2011-present
  • Coach- Park Tae-Sang
  • Networth- $8.5 million

No.5 Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal is an Indian professional badminton singles player. A former world no. 1, she has won over 24 international titles, which includes eleven Superseries titles. Although she reached the world’s 2nd in 2009, it was only in 2015 that she was able to attain the world no. 1 ranking, thereby becoming the only female player from India and overall the second Indian player – after Prakash Padukone – to achieve this feat. She has represented India three times in the Olympics, winning a bronze medal in her second appearance.

  • D.O.B- 17 March 1990
  • Birthplace- Hisar, Haryana, India
  • Years Active- 2006-present
  • Coach- Pullela Gopichand
  • Networth- $4million

No.6 Kento Momota

Kento Mamota is a Japanese badminton player. He is known to have a skillful and relentless play style on court. He has won several major badminton tournaments including two World Championships titles, two Asian Championships titles, and one All England title. Momota entered into Guinness Book of World Records for “The most badminton men’s singles titles in a season”, for his achievements by winning 11 titles in the 2019 season.

  • D.O.B- 1 Sep 1994
  • Birthplace- Mino, Kagawa, Japan
  • Years Active- 2011-present
  • Coach- Yosuke Nakanishi
  • Networth- $3.5million

No.7 Carolina Marin

Carolina Marina Marin Martin  is a Spanish professional badminton player. She is the reigning Olympic Champion, three-time World Champion, five-time European Champion, and the former World’s No. 1 in rankings for the women’s singles discipline, holding the World No. 1 title for 66 weeks. Widely regarded as one of the greatest female athletes in the women’s singles badminton, she holds the distinction of having won a medal in almost every BWF tournament, along with the consecutive golds at the Olympics, the World Championships, and the European Championships.

  • D.O.B- 15 June 1993
  • Birthplace- Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
  • Years Active- 2009-present
  • Coach- Fernando Rivas
  • Networth- $2.5million

No.8 Peter Gade

Peter Gade is a former Danish professional badminton player. He currently resides in Holte in Copenhagen. He has two children with the former handball player Camilla Høeg. Gade made his mark in badminton history through his All England Open Badminton Championships singles title in 1999 and his five European Championships crowns in the men’s singles event. He topped the world rankings from 1998 to 2001. With his 22 Grand-Prix titles, he has become one of the sport’s most successful players. On June 22, 2006, he briefly recaptured the number one spot in the world rankings.

  • D.O.B- 14 Dec 1976
  • Birthplace- Aalborg, denmark
  • Handedness- Right
  • Retired- 2012
  • Networth- $1-5 million

No.9 Wang Yihan (World’s Richest Badminton Player)

Wang Yihan  is a retired Chinese professional badminton player and former women’s singles world champion and Olympic silver medalist. Wang started her career with her coach Wang Pengren at only nine years of age. She was selected for the junior team in 2004, and after being promoted to the senior team in 2006 she began to shine in major tournaments. By October 2009 she was the top ranked Women’s singles player in the world.

  • D.O.B- 18 Jan 1988
  • Birthplace- Shanghai, China
  • Handedness- Right
  • Retired- 2012
  • Coach- Zhang Ning
  • Networth- $7 million

No.10 Taufik Hidayat (World’s Richest Badminton Player)

Taufik Hidayat  is an Indonesian retired badminton player. He is a former World and Olympic champion in the men’s singles. Hidayat has won the Indonesia Open six times. He holds the record of fastest smash of 305 km/hr in the 2006 world championships. In his career, he has won three gold, two silver, and a bronze medal in Asian Championships, a gold, a silver, and two bronze medal in World Championships, 2 gold, a silver, and three bronze medal in Thomas Cup, a silver, and two bronze medals in Asian Games and Men’s singles title at 2004 Athens Olympic games.

  • D.O.B- 10 Aug 1981
  • Birthplace- Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
  • Coach- Mulyo Handoyo
  • Handedness- Right
  • Career Record- 413 wins, 138 losses
  • Networth- $7.5 million

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q- Who is the richest badminton player in the world?

A- Lee Chong Wei is the richest badminton player in the world.

Q- Is there any Indian player in the list of richest badminton player?

A- Yes, there are 2 Indian players(P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal)

Q- Who is World No 1 badminton?

A- Kento Momota is the World No.1 badminton.

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