Hakuho Sho Net Worth: Earnings, Charity & Lifestyle

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Hakuho Sho, formerly known as Mönkhbatyn Davaajargal, is a retired professional sumo wrestler from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He has a net worth of somewhere between $1 and $5 million also of March 2024.

He made his debut in March 2001 and reached the top Makuuchi division in May 2004. 

Hakuho successfully positioned himself at the top division of the sumo wrestlers’ chart within three years of his entrance on the field.

Hukuho Sho Is The Highest Sumo Tournament Winner (Source: Wikipedia)
Hukuho Sho Is The Highest Sumo Tournament Winner (Source: Wikipedia)

Also, by 2007, Sho was already at the highest level in the sumo ranking system, Yokozuna.

Indeed, Sho became the ōzeki (champion in the Japanese language) four years after his debut. 

He set the Guinness World Record for creating 104 tegata hand prints in one minute on October 2022.

Now, he is the second Asian sumo wrestler from Mongolia to have bagged this level of achievement.

Hakuhō retirement ceremony will be held on 28 January 2023 at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan.

Today, we will discuss Hakuho Sho’s net worth in this article. Apart from that, we will also talk about his lifestyle, his income, and expenditure patterns.

But before we dive into this article, let us examine the quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Hakuhō Shō (Former Name: Mönkhbatyn Davaajargal)
Date of Birth 11 March 1985 
Birth Place Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian People’s Republic
Legal Name Shikona
Nick Name White Feather
Religion Buddhist 
Nationality Japanese 
Ethnicity Asian 
Zodiac Sign  Pisces
Age 39 Years Old
Height 6’4″/1.92 m/192 cm
Weight 158 kg/348 lb
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Jigjidiin Mönkhba
Mother’s Name Not Available
Siblings Unknown
Education Not Available
Sexual Orientation Straight
  • 44 (Makuuchi)
  • 1 (Jūryō)
Marital Status Married
Wife  Sayoko Wada
Kids Mahato Wada
Profession Professional Sumo Wrestler
Stable  Miyagino
Highest Rank  Yokozuna
Active Years Retired
Net Worth Over $1 Million – $5 Million
Social Media  Instagram
Last Update  March 2024

Early Career

Hakuhō is from the Mongolian wrestling tradition, and his father’s name is Jigjidiin Mönkhbat, who won a silver medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

At an early age, he used to read sumo magazines and was determined that he wanted to be as big as a sumo wrestler one day.

After Ozeki title in 2006, Hakuhō’s first tournament as a Yokozuna was in July 2007.

Later, in the May 2008 tournament, he won his first nine consecutive bouts, and on the 10th day, however, he lost to Ama for the fourth time in their last five meetings and ended up with an injured ankle.

In December 2019, Hakuhō was nominated to be a torchbearer for the 2020 Olympics by Sumida, one of Tokyo’s wards.

Reports said after the September 2021 tournament that Hakuhō had retired, and his retirement ceremony was to be held on 28 January 2023 at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan.

The ceremony will be named “The Retirement Ceremony of Hakuho Sho and the Succession of the Name Miyagino” and will also include makuuchi and jūryō bouts.

Likewise, Hakuhō showed gratitude for the support and love he received from fans.

How Much Has Hakuho Sho Earned To Date?

Hakuho Sho hasn’t opened up about his net worth and career earnings. Hence, it is estimated that Hakuho has over $1 million – $5 million net worth.

Moreover, there is not much information about Sho’s career deals and contracts. 

Anyways, to have achieved the mile at such an early age, Hakuho is quite popular.

As per a survey conducted in 2020 in Japan, about 18.4% of people named Hakuho Sho as their favorite sumo wrestler.

No wonder, Hakuho is considered one of the greatest sumo wrestlers of the era.

But, there is no such information about Hakuho endorsing any brands or products.

Net Worth Of Hakuho Sho In Different Currency

Surely, Hakuho is the most celebrated sumo wrestler of the year. Unquestionably, he has garnered a huge net worth, but there is no correct record of his actual net worth. Still, it is expected to be over a million.

Let us look into Hakuho Sho’s net worth in different currencies, including cryptocurrency.

Currency Net Worth
Euro €922,680 – €4,044,600
Pound Sterling £808920 – £4,613,150
Australian Dollar A$7211625 – A$1442325
Canadian Dollar C$1346555 – C$6732775
Indian Rupee ₹81163500 – ₹405817500
BitCoin ฿47.71 –  ฿238.57

Miyagino Stable

Miyagino Stable was founded to train the best sumo wrestlers and enhance their techniques and skills.

Hakuho Sho is the successor of the Miyagino Stable since every Yakazuno is the successor of this stable. 

Hakuho Sho is the highest sumo tournament winner.
Hukuho Sho Is The Highest Sumo Tournament Winner (Source: Pinterest)

However, in 2022, the present head, Chikubayama, retired, and Hakuho was appointed as the new head of Miyagino Stable.

Initially, this foundation started with just four wrestlers, and today it features many sumo wrestlers in its association.


Hakuho Sho was born in an average family household. Even though he was not from a well-off family, his parents gave him the best life they could.

Also, his father was an Olympian and had won the gold medal in sumo wrestling.

As per Hakuho, this was one of the major reasons he took up sumo wrestling; he wanted to walk in his father’s footsteps.

Well, Hakuho is more about returning to his parents back. Also, he often sends his parents gifts, or at times, it includes money.

During the 10th Hakuho Cup, held in 2020.
During The 10th Hakuho Cup, Held In 2020 (Source: Instagram)

Until 2019, Hakuho didn’t give up his Mongolian citizenship because he thought his father wouldn’t want him to change his nationality.

But later, his mother denied that and said his father wanted Sho’s happiness and didn’t care about changing his nationality.

Awards & Achievements

  • Most number of top championship winners.
  • Hakuho has won 1170 matches, the highest win by any sumo wrestler.
  • Most wins as Yakazona, 882 matches.
  • Six consecutive wins in the tournaments per year, the most number of wins.
  • Nine consecutive wins in the calendar year.
  • Longest-serving Yakazuno, thirteen years.


  • When Hakuho flew to Japan, he was fifteen years old. Likewise, he was invited by pioneering Mangolian wrestler Kyokushūzan.
  • No stable wanted to accept him as a trainee or train him because he was only 136 lb. But finally, he was accepted by Miyagino stable during his last two-month stay in Japan.
  • Similarly, Hakuho’s father wanted him to take another career path apart from wrestling.
  • However, Hakuho was determined to be a wrestler and wanted to be as big as a sumo wrestler one day, which he eventually became.

Social Media Presence

At the moment, Hakuho Sho is not active on social media. However, he has an Instagram account. Sadly, he doesn’t use it that often.

He has a total of 11k followers on his Instagram.


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In his Instagram, the last post he did was in 2018, when he posted about a blood donation he made for the fundraiser Toho Japan Mainstream.

The Popularity Graph 

Hakuho Sho is a former sumo wrestler, and his graph illustrates average amount of search.

Hakuho Sho, The Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)
Hakuho Sho, The Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)

Through it, we can conclude his popularity and fame worldwide in the sumo wrestling arena.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Hakuho Sho still serving as a Yakazuna?

Nonetheless, Hakuho is the longest-reigning Yakazuno but is retired now. Also, he has served as a Yakazuna for thirteen years.

Why did Hakuho withdraw from Spring Grand Sum Tournament?

In 2021, Hakuho suffers from a knee injury. As a result, he had to undergo knee surgery and opt out his name from a match. 

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