Saina Nehwal is an Indian badminton player who attained a career best ranking of 2 in December 2010 by Badminton World Federation. She is the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics.
Saina Nehwal Net Worth Forbes Total Income/Salary
Born: March 17, 1990 (age 23), Hisar, India
Saina Nehwal Net Worth Forbes Total Income/Salary Monthly Yearly & Earning Per Day Week:
Net Worth: 13.17 Crore As of Jan ’13
Source of earnings: Prize money, endorsements.
Marital Status: Single
India’s golden girl is the highest earning non-cricketing athlete. The year 2012 was a standout year for her: She won India’s first Olympic medal in badminton, the Indonesia Super Series, the Denmark Open, the Swiss Open and the Thailand Open, finishing the year ranked third in the world. The question is, can she be the catalyst that propels badminton towards being India’s next commercial sport? If she can spearhead the Indian Badminton League, the sport can grow around her.
Fast Facts: A blockbuster deal with sports management firm Rhiti Sports and some nine endorsement deals cemented her place as one of India’s most marketable superstars.