To be the very best in a certain field is no easy task. It will take most people years to perfect their craft and skills and carve their names in the industry. While many are not really looking for such achievements, there are those who dream to become the best in the field.
Before retiring, Lee Chong Wei (李宗偉) has certainly come a long way to become Malaysia’s no.1 Badminton player. He’s recognised as a living legend to not just sports fans but to everyone in the country. Just recently, he may have earned another title according to this TikTok video.
Former Malaysian badminton player Dato Lee Chong Wei has made a name for himself in the world of sports since the beginning of his career. With multiple awards and titles under his belt including being a Olympic medalist, the athlete is now being crowned as the world’s richest shutter.
Recently a video posted on TikTok by user @mainraket, who posts badminton related content, shows a list of the top 5 most richest shutter in the world with our very own badminton legend taking the top spot. Behind him are Lin Dan and Chen Long from China.
According to the video, the 39-year-old is now worth $75 million (RM328.1 million). The TikTok post has since gone viral, reaching over 1 million views, 56.5k likes, 365 comments and over 500 shares. Netizens reacted to the video with some commenting that they are proud of Chong Wei’s achievements.
Others were just simply surprised and couldn’t believe he’s worth that much. There’s also a few who are doubting whether the list is accurate and questioned the user’s sources. There were numerous articles that wrote about the athlete’s net worth but the retired badminton player once dismissed he was even worth RM300 million back in 2016 during the Rio Olympics.
“If I had RM300 million, I think I would have stopped playing badminton already. I would just stay at home,” he said. Whether or not the TikTok video is accurate, it won’t change the fact that Lee Chong Wei is still recognised as one of Malaysia’s badminton legends and that his fans will continue supporting him in whatever he does.