Boxing is such a sport in which females in India usually don’t get into. But there lie few exceptions too. And with this exception, we mean none other than the famous incredible Indian female boxer Mary Kom. You must be aware of how remarkable she is in the field of boxing. She has made the Indians proud with her boxing skills and talent. There is not a single person who doesn’t know about her skills. Even if the person is not interested in sports, must have come across Mary Kom’s talent in the field of boxing. Mary Kom has achieved a lot in her career to date. What are her achievements? How much is the net worth of Mary Kom? What are her assets? These are the questions that her fans are curious to know. Well, if that’s the case, if you want to know further about Mary Kom’s career and earnings, go ahead with the article.
Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom (professionally popular as Mary Kom) was born on 24th November 1982. She was born in a low-income family residing in Kangathei, Manipur, India. We don’t need to tell you who Mary Kom is. But still, she is an Indian amateur boxer and politician. When she was fifteen years old, she decided to pursue boxing in her career. Not only boxing, but she also used to play volleyball, football, athletics, and other sports during her school and college days. This proves that she is a sports lover since childhood. Without further ado, let’s find out what her achievements are in her career and also her net worth.
Peek into the achievements of Mary Kom in her career
On 25th April 2016, she was nominated as a member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. Mary Kom is the only female to win six times the World Amateur Boxing Championship and also to win a medal in all seven World Championships. Mary Kom is given the nickname Magnificent Mary. In 2009, Mary Kom won a gold medal at the Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam. Following the year, in 2010, she won a bronze medal at the Asian Games. In the same year, she was awarded the Sahara Sports Award for the title of Sportswoman of the Year 2010. She is the only Indian female boxer to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
After two years, that is, in 2014, she became the first Indian boxer to win a gold medal in the Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea. Following her victory, on 8th November 2017, Mary Kom won the 5th gold medal at Asian Boxing Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships held in Vietnam. In 2018, she was the first Indian female boxer to win a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Mary Kom has been given the title Meethoileima from the Manipur Government. In October 2019, she was named as the female representative of boxing’s athlete ambassadors group for the 2020 Summer Olympic in Tokyo by the International Olympic Committee.
As a female boxer, she has made us proud. When it comes to the national awards, she had won Arjuna Award (Boxing) in 2003, Padma Shri (Sports) in 2006, Padma Bhushan (Sports) in 2013, and Padma Vibhushan (Sports) in 2020. Apart from these awards, for winning the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, she has earned quite a huge sum of money from different places. From the Manipur Government, Mary Kom earned Rs. 5 million cash and 2 acres of land. She earned Rs. 2.5 million and Rs. 2 million cash from the Rajasthan and Assam Governments. Ministry of Tribal Affairs awarded her Rs. 1 million cash.
Mary Kom Net Worth
Mary Kom has an estimated net worth of $1 million. She has a lot of real estate properties and owns several branded cars like Mercedes. A major portion of Mary Kom’s earnings comes from brand endorsements. Mary Kom was appointed as an ambassador for the sports brand PUMA in 2019. Also, Nestle India Ltd. signed her and her husband to endorse its dry milk powder. Mary Kom has also been appointed as the ambassador of the brands Herbal Life and BSNL.