Lee Zii Jia Biography: Wife, Age, Height, Children, Family, Stats, Team, Twitter, Career Points

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Lee Zii Jia is a Malaysian badminton player who has won several titles and medals in international tournaments. He is one of the leading contenders for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

He is known for his explosive and aggressive style of play and his calm and composed demeanor on the court.

He has reached a career-high ranking of No. 2 globally and has become the 2022 men’s singles Asian champion.


  • Full name: Lee Zii Jia
  • Date of birth: 29 March 1998
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
  • Nationality: Malaysian
  • Profession: Badminton player
  • Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Parents: Lee Chee Keong and Tan Bee Hong
  • Siblings: Lee Zii Yi (sister) and Lee Zii Heng (brother)
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $4 million

Early Life & Education

At 25, Lee Zii Jia was born on 29 March 1998 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia. His parents, Lee Chee Keong and Tan Bee Hong, are both teachers and former basketball players.

He has a younger sister, Lee Zii Yi, and a younger brother, Lee Zii Heng. He started playing badminton at 6 and joined the Bukit Jalil Sports School when he was 12.

He was inspired by his idol, Lee Chong Wei, also from Kedah, and a former world No. 1 badminton player.

He trained under various coaches, such as Hendrawan, Tey Seu Bock, and Misbun Sidek. He completed his secondary education at the school and graduated in 2016.

Personal Life

Lee Zii Jia is single and has not been linked to any romantic relationship. He is focused on his badminton career and his goal of winning an Olympic medal.

He is close to his family and friends and often shares photos and videos of them on his social media accounts.

He is also a fan of basketball and likes to watch NBA games. He supports the Los Angeles Lakers, and his favorite player is LeBron James.

He enjoys listening to music, especially hip-hop and rap. He likes to travel and explore different cultures and cuisines.


Lee Zii Jia began his professional badminton career in 2016 when he participated in the Malaysia International Challenge and reached the quarterfinals.

He then won his first international title at the 2017 Polish International, defeating Rasmus Gemke in the final. He also won the 2017 Malaysia International Series and the 2017 SEA Games mixed team gold medal.

He debuted at the BWF World Championships in 2018, reaching the third round. He also won the 2018 Chinese Taipei Open, defeating Chou Tien-chen in the final.

In 2019, Lee Zii Jia achieved his breakthrough performance at the 2019 All England Open, where he reached the semifinals and lost to eventual champion Kento Momota.

He also won the gold medal in the men’s singles event at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines, defeating Jonatan Christie in the final. He ended the year with a ranking of No. 13 in the world.

In 2020, Lee Zii Jia continued his impressive form and reached the final of the 2020 Malaysia Masters, where he lost to Chen Long. He also reached the 2020 All England Open quarterfinals, where he lost to Viktor Axelsen.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many tournaments were canceled or postponed, and he could not compete for the rest of the year.

In 2021, Lee Zii Jia made history by winning his first BWF Super 1000 title at the 2021 All England Open, defeating Viktor Axelsen in the final. He became the first Malaysian men’s singles player to win the prestigious tournament since Lee Chong Wei in 2017.

He also reached the semifinals of the 2021 Malaysia Open, where he lost to Kento Momota. He qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, reaching the quarterfinals and losing to Chen Long.

In 2022, Lee Zii Jia became the 2022 men’s singles Asian champion, winning the 2022 Badminton Asia Championships in Manila. He defeated Kento Momota in the final, avenging his previous losses to the Japanese star.

He also reached the final of the 2022 Indonesia Open, where he lost to Anthony Sinisuka Ginting. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 2 worldwide on 25 October 2022, behind only Kento Momota.

Net Worth

Lee Zii Jia has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

He earns his income from his prize money, endorsements, and sponsorships. Yonex, a Japanese sports equipment company, and 100Plus, a Malaysian isotonic drink brand, sponsor him.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @leeziijia
  • Twitter handle: @LeeZiiJia

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