Every Indian eye was set on Neeraj Chopra in Tokyo Olympics when he set out to throw his javelin. Neeraj Chopra made every one of us proud by securing a Gold Medal in the Javelin throw at Tokyo Olympics 2020. He made the entire nation proud by winning India’s first Gold medal in Athletics.
As of date, Neeraj Chopra has a net worth of $2.5 million. After winning the Gold medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020 his net worth plunged considerably.
Neeraj Chopra is a dedicated and exceptionally talented athlete. He has dedicated his life to working hard to win more medals for India. With his Olympics 2020 Gold Medal, he becomes the 2nd person to bag Gold in individual events.
Neeraj Chopra life facts
Neeraj Chopra was born on 24 December 1997 in Panipat, Haryana. His proud parents, Satish Kumar Chopra and Saroj Devi held their heads high when their son came home with a Gold medal in his hands.
If stories are to be believed Neeraj Chopra used to throw stones at beehives in his childhood days. Being sick of his ways his father got him a javelin to make him more disciplined. This pushed him towards a path of passion for the sport.
He completed his schooling at D.A.V Public School Chandigarh. There is no concrete information about his higher education and College.
He is not only a talented athlete but also someone who joined Army. He is at the post of Subedar in the prestigious Rajputana Rifles in the Indian Army.
Neeraj Chopra net worth
Neeraj Chopra’s net worth depends on the rewards and cash prizes he received from the government and various organizations after winning the Championships.
The Haryana government announced a reward of Rs.6 crores, concession in land purchase and Class A government job on winning the Gold medal in Olympics 2020.
Another cash reward of Rs. 2 crores was announced by the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh. BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced Rs.1 crore to Neeraj Chopra.
These are just the rewards of winning the Gold medal in the Olympics 2020. He has won a Gold medal in Asian Games, World Championship, and Commonwealth Games too.
To date, Neeraj Chopra considering all his rewards is worth approximately Rs. 16.75 crores.
Neeraj Chopra achievements
Neeraj Chopra has a long list of achievements. He has bagged Gold Medal continuously in the 2016 South Asian games, World U20 Championships, 2017 Asian Championship and 2018 Commonwealth Games. In the same year, he stood the first position in Savo Games and Asian Games as well.
Neeraj Chopra could not participate in Rio Olympics due to his back injury. But he came back fit and strong in Tokyo Olympics to makes his countrymen proud.
Rajnath Singh on 27th august 2021 announced to rename the Army Sports Institute (ASI) Pune to Neeraj Chopra Stadium.
Neeraj Chopra awards
For his exceptional performance at various championships, Neeraj Chopra was awarded the honorary Arjuna Award in 2018. He also received Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) in the 2020 Republic day celebration.