Sania Mirza is still the Highest-paid Female Athlete in India: The top 5 richest Indian female sports personalities who continue to win championships in sports are listed in today’s article. These female sportspersons have represented their nation with honour by breaking records and taking home medals from international competitions.
Below is the list of richest female sports personality in India, where Mary Kom at 5th position while Sania Mirza at still at 1st highest paid female athlete in India:
5. Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom
An Indian Amateur Boxer
Net Worth: $1 million as of 2022
Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, one of India’s top amateur boxers renowned for her unique talents in boxing, has a $1 million net worth. She is the first female boxer to have won the World Amateur Boxing Championship six times, the only one to have been in the top three at each of the first seven World Championships, and the only boxer overall, male or female, to have achieved eight medals at the World Championships.
4. Mithali Dorai Raj
An Indian cricketer & a former captain of India women’s national cricket team (2004 to 2022)
Net Worth: $4.9 million as of 2022
The fourth-richest female sports personality in India, Mithali Dorai Raj is said to have a net worth of $4.9 million. Elegant female batsman Mithali formerly served as the women’s cricket team captain and has accomplished many notable feats throughout her illustrious international career, which has lasted more than 20 years. In addition to being the best run-scorer in women’s international cricket, Mithali owns several other records that place her among the all-time greatest cricketers.
3. Saina Nehwal
Professional Badminton Player from India
Net Worth: $ 5 Million as of 2022
Saina Nehwal, a former world no. 1 and one of India’s most successful female badminton players, set various records for India including 24 international championships and 11 Superseries titles. She participated in three Olympics competitions for India and won a bronze medal in her second Olympic competition at the London 2012 Games. She is the only Indian to have an award in each of the major individual BWF competitions. Saina Nehwal is estimated to have a total net worth of USD 5 million.
4. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu
An Indian Badminton Player.
Net Worth: $7.2 Million as of 2022
India’s national badminton player, PV Sindhu, is the third-richest female sports star in the nation. The overall estimated income of 26-year-old PV Sindhu has $7.2 million. Sindhu has consistently been a top performer in the sport for the past few years. According to a Forbes ranking, Sindhu was the seventh highest-paid female athlete in 2021. Also, she is the first female athlete from that nation to be listed among Forbes’ highest-paid athletes worldwide. Sindhu is also the first Indian woman to win two Olympic Medals; a silver in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and a bronze in Tokyo in 2021.
1. Sania Mirza
An Indian Professional Tennis Player
Net Worth: $25 Million
A famous Indian professional tennis player Sania Mirza is the top richest female sports personalities in India. She formerly had the No. 1 rank in doubles and has won six major titles, including three in women’s doubles and three in mixed doubles. From 2003 till she retired from singles in 2013, she had the No. 1 singles ranking in India according to the Women’s Tennis Association.
This most sought female athlete in India has received numerous prizes, including the Arjuna, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, and Padma Bhusan. Her estimated net worth as of 2022 is $25 million, which includes her endorsement contracts and prize money earnings.