Rudy Hartono Bio 2021: Age, Badminton, Relationship and Net Worth
Who is Rudy Hartono?
Rudy Hartono (born August 18, 1949) is a popular badminton player and is considered one of the legends of the game. He is regarded as one of the top 5 best players ever to play badminton sports. Rudy has won the world men’s badminton championship 8 times which is the highest ever of any Asian ever. Due to his contribution to Badminton and his phenomenal talent Rudy has been honored with the BWF Herbert Scheele Award and BWF Hall of Fame Award. Hartono is currently 70 years old and still living his life and before he was a member of the Indonesian Badminton Association.
Rudy Hartono was born in Nio Hap Liang in Indonesia. He has 7 siblings and was the third eldest child among them. From a very early age, he was into badminton and become a pro at it. Rudy gained inspiration from his sister Jeanne who was five times Uber Cup Champion. However, Hartono was amazing in all kinds of sports such as football, volleyball, and even athletics. But eventually, he wanted to follow the path of his sister so he chose Badminton.
Talking about his body figure, Rudy has a height of 6 feet tall and weighs about 61 kg. His zodiac sign is Leo. Rudy is Indonesian and follows Hinduism as his religion. He has not revealed any information regarding his father or mother ever and only his sister Jeanne has been on the media and internet due to being famous.
Rudy Hartono began his illustrious badminton career in 1965. He joined with the national team to participate in the Thomas Cup which was meant to happen a year later in 1966. During the Thomas Cup, he was undefeated on his entire tournament but during the final, the match was so controversial that the crowd started to protest and riot in favor of Indonesia. Due to the crowd being unruly, the match was awarded to Malaysia. The next year in 1967 when he was just 18 years old, Rudy became the youngest champion in the All England Championships. In the final, he won against Malaysian Tan Alk Huang who was himself a former champion as well.
After the first tournament, the winnings were ordinary as he continued to become champion for seven straight years from 1968 to 1976. He became the youngest champion to retain the title for seven straight years. This was also the record and was recorded on Guinness Book of World Records.
Also in 1972, the exhibition badminton match was held to bring awareness and show people all around the world about badminton. The match was held between Rudy and Svend Pri in the Munich Games final. Not only that Rudy maintained active badminton for Indonesia and brought lots of success for the nation on the Thomas Cup.
Rudy Hartono retired from sports in 1982 after bringing lots of success to Indonesia in Badminton and making the name of his all around the world. He was then elected as the ambassador for the Indonesian Badminton Association. Later he was selected on the PBSI board of honor.
Rudy Hartono is currently married to Jade Anwar, The couple tied the knot in 1975. According to reports they have two children but not much information has been shared about them on the internet or the media.
Rudy Hartono was one of the legendary badminton players in the world from 1965 to 1980. He dominated the Thomas Cup and All England Championship. During the time he earned his earnings from various badminton competitions and from various brand deals as well. Currently, Rudy Hartono has a net worth of approximately $1.5 million as of 2021.
- Rudy Hartono became the youngest badminton player to win All England Championship.
- He also broke the guiness world record for becoming champion for seven consecutive time.
- Rudy Hartono has two childrens.
- Curretnly his net worth is approximately $1.5 million as of 2021.