In the world of tennis, there are many talented players. These players have spent many years perfecting the art of swinging the racket. Players like Roger Federer and Serena Williams are usually the first names to pop up in one’s mind when thinking of successful tennis players. Hang around to find out more about the world’s richest tennis players.
In this article, we will look at the wealthiest tennis players in the sport’s history. These are players who have been able to earn significant amounts of cash through their salary and many other endorsement deals. As a result, some of them became rich businesspersons.
Who is the richest tennis player?
According to Forbes and many other statistics, the wealthiest tennis players are some of the highest paid athletes in the world, winning hundreds of thousands, and sometimes even millions, in a single tournament. This particular article will focus on the top 15 wealthiest tennis player
15. Andy Roddick – $40 million
Former professional Andy Roddick has a net worth of $40 million after his retirement from the sport. In 2000, he became a professional and was once ranked #1 globally.
Andy won 32 tournaments during his career, including the 2012 US Open, which was also his 30th birthday, and he retired from tennis in 2012. Andy earned approximately $20 million in prize money during his professional career
14. Bjorn Borg – $40 million
Bjorn Borg is a player from Sweden who is worth $40 million. In his early years of the sport, he was able to take advantage of his innate talent and consistent practice to win numerous junior tournaments.
Since then, he has won the French Open, Wimbledon, Masters Tour, and World Championship competitions in the 1970s and early 1980s. Then, at the age of 26, he decided that he no longer had the ambition to compete professionally, so he retired early.
13. Li Na–$50 million
Li Na has a net worth of $50 million, making her one of the wealthiest sportspersons in the world. A badminton player’s daughter, Li Na grew up in Wuhan, Hubei province in China where she began her sporting career.
After switching to tennis and becoming a professional in 2000, her badminton career came to an abrupt end. There is only one other Chinese woman in history who has ever won a Grand Slam singles title
12. Anna Kournikova
Retired Russian-American tennis star Anna Kournikova is one of the world’s most famous female sportspersons. Doubles were her speciality, and she rose to the top of the world rankings. She has a net worth of $50 million.
11. Venus Williams
Venus Williams is a household name, so there is no need for any introduction. There are not many women that have achieved her level of accomplishment. At the peak of her career, she was three times the world’s top-ranked female tennis player.
After turning professional at 14, Venus and her sister Serina developed a fierce rivalry. With endorsement deals totalling between $5 and $10 million, she is the second-highest-earning female tennis athlete.
10. John McEnroe
The top ten is kicked off by former US Open champion John McEnroe. At this point in his career, John had a fortune of $100 million.
Most people associate him with his on-court temper tantrums, which frequently land him in hot water with the officials. It doesn’t diminish his accomplishments, though, since his seven Grand Slam Singles championships earned him entry into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.
9. Andy Murray
Tennis player Andy Murray, who hails from Scotland, has a net worth of $100 million. As a result, Andy has become one of the world’s greatest tennis players since 2007.
At Wimbledon in 2012, he became a two-time Grand Slam champion. As a result of his victory, he became the first British Wimbledon champion in 77 years. Andy’s annual income, on and off the court, is between $10 million and $15 millon
8. Pete Sampra
In retirement, Pete Sampras is worth an estimated $150 million. Sampras was a popular favourite and won 14 Grand Slam singles titles during a 14-year career.
He earned over $43 million in prize money and at least $100 million or more in endorsement deals and guest appearances throughout his career.
7. Andre Agassi
According to Forbes, former World No. 1 tennis player Andre Agassi has a net worth of $175 million. Having turned professional in 1986, he had amassed winnings of over $2 million in just two years.
6. Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova, born in Russia, is ranked eighth on the list. Maria has become one of the highest-paid female athletes because of her extraordinary abilities. Her first Grand Slam title came at the tender age of seventeen for Maria Sharapova. She has a net worth of $180 million.
5. Serena Williams
The three-time Olympic gold medalist has 18 Grand Slam titles under his belt, five peaks at the top of the global rankings, and many accomplishments. In addition, she has a net worth of $180 million.
She makes an average of $10 to $20 million per year from endorsement deals and sponsorships, making her one of the richest female tennis players in history.
4. Rafael Nadal
There is no denying Rafael Nadal’s passion for the sport. Originally from Manacor, Spain, Rafael Nadal is a professional tennis player with an estimated net worth of $180 million. He is one of the richest male tennis players.
Around $103 million has been won by him in prize money during his career. In addition, the former World No. 1 earns millions of dollars a year from various sponsorships and endorsement deals.
- Novak Djokovic
Serbian player Novak Djokovic is worth an estimated $200 million. Since then, he made his professional debut in 2003 and has earned more than $119 million in tournament prize money. He is one of the highest-paid tennis players in the world.
Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open are just a few of his many titles. In 2008 and 2012, he also won bronze medals in the Olympic Games.
- Roger Federer
For the second year in a row, Roger Federer has been ranked the world’s richest tennis player. As a youngster in Switzerland, Roger developed an early love for the game that has carried over into his professional career. He has a net worth of $550 million.
Roger became a professional player in 1999 after a decade of training in junior camps and academies. He represented Switzerland at the 2000 Summer Olympics as the ATP’s youngest-ever top 100 players. He will be one of the richest tennis players in the world in 2022.
- Ion Tiriac
Former player and businessman Ion Tiriac has been crowned the world’s wealthiest tennis player. Ion is the richest tennis player of all time, with a net worth of $1.2 billion.
The richest tennis players have been able to have long successful careers. Many of them used their career earnings to make their business empires and foundations. Ion made his very own bank.