Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, known as PV Sindhu, is now the seventh highest-earning sportswoman in the world, according to a recent list released by Forbes.
PV Sindhu has earned 8.5million during the period between June 2017 to June 2018. She has earned $50000 as prize money and a $8m dollar from endorsements.
|1. Serena Williams||Tennis||$62000||$18m||$18.062m|
|2. Caroline Wozniacki||Tennis||$6m||$7m||$13m|
|3. Sloane Stephens||Tennis||$5.7m||$5.5m||$11.2m|
|4. Garbine Muguruza||Tennis||$5.5m||$5.5m||$11m|
|5. Maria Sharapova||Tennis||$1m||$9.5m||$10.5|
|6. Venus Williams||Tennis||$4.2m||$6m||$10.2m|
|7. PV Sindhu||Badminton||$500000||$8m||$8.5m|
|8. Simona Halep||Tennis||$6.2m||$1.5m||$7.7m|
|9. Danica Patrick||Nascar||$3m||$4.5m||$7.5m|
|10. Angelique Kerber||Tennis||$3m||$4m||$7m|
The 23-year-old shuttler comes from a sporting background and her parents had played volleyball at the national level. However, Sindhu was inspired by Pullela Gopichand.
Sindhu has been signed by a number of top companies including Bridgestone, Gatorade, Nokia, Panasonic, Reckitt Benckiser, and a half-dozen other brands. She is also the brand ambassador for the Central Reserve Police Force and Vizag Steel.