Friday, 17 May 2024

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The world of badminton continues to witness the dominance of top doubles players, as they challenge their singles counterparts not only on the court but also in terms of earnings. One player who has stood out this year is China’s Chen Qingchen, who has emerged as the second-highest earner, raking in an impressive US$138,139. This places her ahead of renowned singles stars like Lee Chong Wei and Tai Tzu Ying.

Chen’s remarkable earnings can be attributed to her exceptional performances in both her doubles categories throughout the year. Despite playing only one match in the post-World Championships period, which resulted in a first-round loss at the Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open, Chen managed to surpass the earnings of most other top stars. In Mixed Doubles, she earned an impressive US$80,465, while in Women’s Doubles, she accumulated a significant sum of US$57,673.75. Chen’s versatile skills and consistent performances have truly paid off, cementing her position as one of the highest-earning players in the badminton world.

However, Chen is not the only doubles player to have enjoyed financial success this year. Her fellow countrywoman, Huang Yaqiong, also showcased her prowess in both Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles, earning a commendable US$110,855 and securing the fourth spot in the overall earnings ranking. Other notable players who excel in both their doubles categories include Chen’s Mixed Doubles partner Zheng Siwei (US$94,475) and Denmark’s Christinna Pedersen (US$60,674).

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In the Men’s Singles category, Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting made a significant leap to the fourth spot among the top earners following his victorious campaign at the Victor Korea Open. Ginting accumulated earnings of US$57,920, trailing behind renowned players like Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei (US$83,650) and China’s Lin Dan (US$71,745). Notably, world champion Viktor Axelsen from Denmark, who emerged victorious in India and Japan, secured the sixth spot with earnings of US$54,450.

In Women’s Singles, Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying claimed the top spot with an impressive earning of US$135,225. She is significantly ahead of World champion Nozomi Okuhara from Japan, who accumulated US$97,912. Meanwhile, Pusarla V Sindhu from India, the runner-up in the World Championships, is not far behind with earnings of US$93,212. Spain’s Carolina Marin, the winner in Japan, secured the fifth spot with earnings of US$80,985.

Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, widely regarded as the most successful Men’s Doubles pair this year with four Superseries titles, have each earned US$86,925. Denmark’s Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, winners in Singapore and Korea, secured the second spot with earnings of US$64,149 each.

In Women’s Doubles, Korea’s Lee So Hee emerged as the top earner with US$69,509, closely followed by her partner Chang Ye Na with US$64,647. Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi attained the second spot with earnings of US$58,637 each.

In Mixed Doubles, the earnings leader is the duo of Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen, who each accumulated US$80,465. Their compatriots Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong secured the second spot with earnings of US$67,096 each.

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  • Q: Who is the top earner in Men’s Singles?
    A: Malaysian player Lee Chong Wei currently holds the top spot in Men’s Singles earnings.

  • Q: Which doubles pair has the most Superseries titles this year?
    A: Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo from Indonesia have won the most Superseries titles in the Men’s Doubles category.

  • Q: Who is the leading earner in Women’s Singles?
    A: Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei is the top earner in the Women’s Singles category.


The badminton world continues to witness the remarkable performances and earnings of top doubles players. Chen Qingchen from China has emerged as the second-highest earner this year, surpassing renowned singles stars with her exceptional performances in both Mixed Doubles and Women’s Doubles. With players like Chen leading the way, doubles players are proving that they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of badminton. To stay updated with the latest news and developments in badminton, visit Carnegiecentre.