Vijender Singh is the first ever Indian boxer to bag bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After quitting amatuer boxing prior to 2016 Rio Olympics, he will cease to represent India at the sporting events but he is marching towards becoming a world icon in boxing arena with the ongoing unbeaten streak in the professional middleweight boxing.
His remarkable success for India and as a professional garnered Indian and world media’s attention alike that will help him reap the financial benefits of his talent. Vijender Singh is estimated to be worth Rs. 3.2 crores that he accumulated through salary, prize money and various endorsements.
Vijender Singh Endorsements
The Padma Shri award winning boxer turned professional in June 2015 and signed a big endorsement deal with Queensberry Promotions via IOS Sports and Entertainment.
His charming face and charismatic persona paved the way for several lucrative endorsements from top brands like Bajaj Allianz and Percept.
Vijender Singh reportedly earns Rs. 5 crores from his contract with finance brand Bajaj Allianz and Rs. 4 crores from his image deal with Percept.
TELEVISION AND MOVIES APPEARANCES
Vijender focused on promoting the boxing in India and inspired the young generation to take up boxing. He also encouraged people to promote other sports other than cricket.
Vijender made several appearances on national television shows like Salman Khan’s game show ’10 Ka Dum’, ‘Nach Baliye’, ‘Roadies’ etc.
He also starred in a Bollywood movie Fugly in 2014, which was produced by Grazing Goat Productions, owned by actor Akshay Kumar.