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Smashing Success: PV Sindhu’s Net Worth & Endorsements Revealed

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Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is a star badminton player of India. In 2016, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal, and the only second Indian badminton player to ever win an Olympic medal. Sindhu bagged medals at various tournaments such as the Olympics and on the BWF circuit, including a gold at the 2019 World Championships. PV Sindhu is the first and only Indian to become the badminton world champion and only the second individual athlete from India to win two consecutive medals at the Olympics. Her on-court brilliance is duly rewarded with financial success as well as the glamour that comes with it. PV Sindhu has an estimated networth of $7.2 million (around 50 crore) in 2023. She has been able to capitalize on her increasing brand value and make a fortune out of the same. Sindhu was named the world’s 12th highest-paid female athlete in 2022 by Forbes. Here is a detailed look at Badminton Star, PV Sindhu’s net worth, endorsement, career winnings, etc. 

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PV Sindhu’s Net Worth

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Born to two national volleyball players, Sindhu had the sports gene in her from the beginning. As a kid, she used to travel more than 55 km daily to train at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad. She began her rise to dominance from Servo All India ranking championship and never looked back ever since.

The 17-year-old Sindhu made bold statements breaking into the top 20 of BWF international rankings. Soon, she bagged a couple of bronze in the Commonwealth 2014 and BWF World Championship 2014. But the best was yet to come, as she embarked on the global stage, claiming the silver medal owing to a hard-fought defeat in the Finals against world no. 1 Carolina Marin. In 2022, she won her maiden gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. PV Sindhu has an estimated networth of $7.2 million (around 50 crore) in 2023. Sindhu continued to play big numbers off-court as she became the first Indian Woman to feature in the top 10 Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes. In 2022, Sindhu was named the world’s 12th highest-paid female athlete by Forbes.

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PV Sindhu Net Worth: Endorsements

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Despite being a young athlete in her early 20s, Sindhu has been able to keep her focus on her game while still raising her stature ahead of the likes of MS Dhoni and many other famous cricketers in terms of marketable Sports icons. In 2019, Sindhu signed a 4-year deal with the Chinese sports goods giant, Li Ning for a whopping ₹ 50 crores in sponsorship and equipment. Besides Li Ning, she also represents brands like Nokia, Panasonic, Gatorade, Bridgestone, Biryani by Kilo, Maybelline, Asian Paints, etc. She was the first brand ambassador of Bridgestone in India.

Nevertheless, the 27-year-old refused all the soft-drink brands’ endorsement deals, chooses principles over money. She also helped Govt of India promote GST in the country in its earlier stage in 2017. 

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PV Sindhu Career Winnings & Rewards

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While the majority of her net worth is amassed by endorsement deals and sponsorships, a fair portion is chipped in by career winnings and rewards from different institutions. As a token of appreciation after the silver medal feat in 2016, she received ₹ 5 crores from the Telangana government, ₹ 3 crores from Andhra Pradesh, and ₹ 2 crores from the Delhi government. Besides these, she also received ₹ 50 lakhs each from the governments of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Ministry of Sports and the Badminton Association of India. PV Sindhu is a recipient of the various sports awards: Arjuna Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, as well as India’s fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, and third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan. The Indian Olympic Association and Bharat Petroleum Corporation gave her ₹ 30 lakhs and ₹ 75 lakhs respectively.

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BAI awarded Rs 20 Lakh to Commonwealth Games 2022 men’s and women’s singles champions Lakshya Sen and PV Sindhu. Sindhu made it into the list of Forbes Highest-Paid Female Athletes in 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022, with earnings of US$8.5 million, $5.5 million, $7.2 million, and $7.1 million respectively.

PV Sindhu- Car Collection

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  • BMW X5
  • BMW 320D,
  • Mahindra Thar
  • Datsun Redi-Go

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FAQ

What is PV Sindhu’s net worth?

PV Sindhu has an estimated networth of $7.2 million (around 50 crore) in 2023.

How did PV Sindhu make her fortune?

PV Sindhu made her fortune through her success as a professional badminton player, as well as through endorsements and brand sponsorships.

What are some of the brands that PV Sindhu endorses?

PV Sindhu has endorsed several brands over the years, including Gatorade, Panasonic, Bridgestone, Biryani by Kilo, Maybelline, Asian Paints, and JBL, among others.

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Raghav Heda
Raghav Heda
Raghav is a sports enthusiast and a content writer at Kreedon. Being a former state-level cricketer and Captain of the Basketball team at IIT Patna, he understands the problems faced by a student-athlete in India. He is also a die-hard NBA fan and has been following the league and American Sports Media for long. Comparing the Indian sports economy to American Sports' was something that motivated him to work for the development of Indian Sports.

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