Mary Kom Net Worth, Salary, Family, Awards, Medals & Achievements
Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom is one of the best and most successful boxers India has ever produced. She is nicknamed “Magnificent Mary” because of her incredible skills and technique. Mary was born on March 1, 1983, in Kangathei village, Moirang Lamkhai in Churachandpur district of rural Manipur in India. The performance of the Indian boxing legend in the Olympics will directly reflect into Mary Kom’s net worth.
India’s legendary boxer and six-time world champion, Mary Kom playing is battling in the Tokyo Olympics in the Women’s Flyweight. The veteran boxer is carrying the hopes of billion people in the Olympics. The
Mary studied at the Loktak Christian Model High School at Moirang. Mary grew up in humble surroundings. She was the eldest of three children and had a younger sister and brother. Mary used to help and support her family with farm-related chores as her parents Akham, and Tonpa Kom were tenant farmers. She had developed an interest in athletics, especially javelin throw and 400m running during school days.
Mary Kom Biography
Her path to being one of the greatest female boxers in the world started at a young age in 1998 when fellow Manipuri, Dingko Singh, had won a gold medal in boxing at the Bangkok Asian Games. She was inspired by his triumph and decided to dorn the boxing gloves. She started her training under the guidance of her first coach K. Kosana Meitei in Imphal. Later, when she got recognized for her talent, she started training under the Manipur State Boxing Coach M. Narjit Singh, Imphal.
Mary kept her interest in boxing a secret from her ex-wrestler father, as his ideology was boxing is a male sport and was concerned that boxing would hurt Kom’s face, reducing the chances of marriage. But later, when he found out about it in a newspaper with Kom’s photo stating she won the state boxing championship in 2000, he started supporting her love and passion for boxing.
Mary Kom Net Worth
Mary Kom’s net worth is reported to be around ₹7 Crore ($ 1 Million), as her earnings were estimated close to Rs. 4 crores or $700,000. The net worth of the veteran boxer is likely to increase after the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
She received Rs. Fifty lakhs each from both Rajasthan and Manipur State Government for winning the Olympic Bronze medal.Also 2 acres of land from the Manipur Government.
Mary Kom Endorsements & Annual Salary
Mary Kom signed a two year deal with Puma India, for being the brand ambassador of their women’s training category of apparel. She is associated with 25 brands, including several popular brands and companies like BSNL, Nestle Every Day, and Herbalife Nutrition.
She was also paid Rs. 25 lakhs for her Bollywood biopic film “Mary Kom” starring talented actress Priyanka Chopra. Mary Kom receives ‘1 lakh as a monthly salary for being Rajya Sabha MP.
Mary Kom Early Life
Mary Kom got married to her friend and footballer, Karung Onkholer, in 2005. After her marriage, Kom took a slight break from boxing as she gave birth to twins and was busy taking care of them. After a while, when she started her training, she got back to winning ways and added several more laurels to her cabinet.
Harper Collins published her autobiography in late 2013. A Mary Kom Biography movie based on her life with the title “Mary Kom,” starring Priyanka Chopra had released in 2014, the movie had spread some light on Mary Kom’s struggle as a female sportsperson and how she combated it to become one of India’s most valuable treasure.
In 2016, she was nominated by the president of India to be a member of the Rajya Sabha. Kom is an animal rights activist and active supporter of PETA India, and She has also backed PETA India’s humane education campaign, Compassionate Citizen.
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Awards and Achievements
- She was honoured with the Arjuna Award for boxing in 2003
- She was honoured with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2009
- She was honoured with Padma Shri in 2006.
- She was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2013
- She was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award, in 2020.
- She is the only female boxer to have bagged a medal in all six world boxing championships
- She won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
- She has won the prestigious World Amateur Boxing Championship a record six times.
- She was named Sportswoman of the year 2010 in the Sahara Sports Awards.
- The International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced her as the brand ambassador for the 2016 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
- Mary Kom had also been ranked as No. 1 AIBA World Women’s Ranking Light Flyweight category.
- Kom became the first Indian woman boxer to get a Gold Medal in the Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea in 2014
- Kom is the first Indian woman boxer to win gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
About Mary Kom
|Net Worth||₹7 Crore ($ 1 Million)|
|Weight||48 / 51 kg|
|2012 Olympic Games||Bronze|
|2014 Asian Games||Gold|
|2010 Asian Games||Bronze|
|2017 Asian Championships||Gold|
|2019 World Championships||Bronze|
|2018 World Championships||Gold|