Badminton is a game usually every one likes to play and this helps them entertain easily. This sport is played by two competing individuals or opposing each other. Badminton is a very popular sport that originated in the mid 19th century in British India. Being a professional badminton players is definitely a task. The players needs to possess excellent skills to excel in this field. This is a game which calls for quick reflex actions. Nowadays, many Indians have indulged in this type of activity. Prakash Padukone is a famous player who made India proud and then Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu.
Any professional whether game or corporate life, their main source is income. For players income comes through their winning medals which they earn through performances.
Here is the list of five highest earning badminton players in singles category
1. LEE CHONG WEI (Malaysia, $1.85 million)
Malaysian champion is currently taking sabbatical after being diagnosed with nose cancer is one of three active singles player. Also, he is the three time Olympic silver medalist in badminton. His overall earnings is $1,855,957.
2. CHEN LONG (China, $1.04 million)
China has produced many badminton player and Chen Long is one of them. He has been known as one of the best shuttler in recent past. Hence, he is the Olympic Champion and has won two World Championship medals and two All England Open titles. Til now, he has earned well and now stand at $1,104,927.
3. TAI TZU YING (Chinese Taipei, $1.02 million)
Chinese legend Tai Tzu Ying has been over the last two or three years on No.1 for consecutive 67 weeks.The young Chinese Taipei shuttler has a total prize money of $1,025,205. At the age of 17, she won her first international title.
4. LIN DAN(China, $962,000)
Super Dan is another legend from China who was the only player to complete Super Grand Slam at the age of 28. Thus, he is the greatest singles player of all time across the globe.
5. SAINA NEHWAL (India, $762,000)
Saina who help to put badminton on the Indian map and been a successful player. Thus, she fought a lot to achieve this position and to be among the top scorer and she made it. Therefore, saina has challenged and broken the domination of chinese women in the sport. Till date she is earning total prize money worth of $762,072.50.
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