Net worth of the 25 richest tennis players

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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have spent years entertaining us on the court, but who wins when it comes to the financial battle?

Sports stars earn millions in different avenues, prize money, sponsorships and endorsements or even guest appearances.

Wealthygorilla.com have compiled a list of the top 25 richest tennis players in the world, including former and current pros. The usual suspects are all present, but number one may come as a bit of a surprise.

The 25 richest tennis players in the world

25. Justine Henin $14 million

24. Victoria Azarenka $15 million

23. Martina Navratilova $15 million

22. Marat Safin $15 million

21. David Ferrer $16 million

20. Ana Ivanovic $16 million

19. Chris Evert $16 million

18. Jim Courier $18 million

17. Billie Jean King $20 million

16. Agnieszka Radwanska $25 million

15. Andy Roddick $30 million

14. Bjon Borg $40 million

13. Li Na $50 million

12. Anna Kournikova $50 million

11. Venus Williams $95 million

10. John McEnroe $100 million

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 26: World Team captain John McEnroe speaks before Team Europe are presented with the Laver Cup trophy after beating World Team 14-1 on Day 3 of the 2021 Laver Cup at TD Garden on September 26, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

You can’t be serious! Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe kicks off the top 10 on this list. His accumulated net worth hits the $100 million mark.

The seven-time Grand Slam winner will often be part of the BBC’s commentary team and was famous for his big hair and headband, as well as his clashes with referees!

9. Andy Murray $100 million

Andy Murray
MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 03: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates after winning a point during his second round match against Denis Shapovalov of Canada on day six of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on May 03, 2022 in Madrid , Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Britain’s greatest tennis player ended a 77-year drought for a home winner at Wimbledon in 2013doubling his tally three years later in 2016. He also won a US Open crown in 2012 to complete his Grand Slam hat-trick.

Murray is still competing, but the 35-year-old’s stint at the top of the game appears to have been cut short after being plagued with injury problems.

8. Maria Sharapova $135 million

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 08: Maria Sharapova attends the Hollywood Reporter 2021 Power 100 Women in Entertainment Presented by Lifetime at Fairmont Century Plaza on December 08, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)

Maria Sharapova burst onto the tennis scene at the age of 17 when she won it first Grand Slam title against the illustrious Serena Williams, beating the American in straight sets.

It wasn’t the career she would have hoped for as a successful teenager, in 2016 she was banned after fail a drug test which saw her banned for 15 months, tarnishing her reputation.

She then retired from the sport in 2020 as one of the game’s most famous stars.

7. Pete Sampras $150 million

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 24: Tennis player Pete Sampras attends Nike’s ‘NYC Street Tennis’ event on August 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Pete Sampras is already considered one of the greats of the game, he was ATP Player of the Year for six staggering consecutive years between 1993 and 1998.

The American was highly marketable, earning more than double his prize money from his endorsement deals and guest appearances.

6. Andre Agassi $175 million

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 17: Andre Agassi poses at the Lavazza Cafe at the Grand Slam Oval during day four of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images for Tennis Australia)

Another American is in the top 10. Andre Agassi, the former world number 1, managed to win over $2 million in prize money after just two years as a professional.

He reached the Career Gold Slam, cementing his place as the Courts’ all-time great. Unfortunately for Agassi, he had to retire in 2006 due to back problems.

5. Serena Williams $180 million

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09: Serena Williams of the United States holds the trophy after her victory in the women’s singles final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Without a doubt the greatest tennis player of all time, Serena Williams has 23 Grand Slam titles to add to his plethora of other Olympic triumphs and medals as well as his double successes with his sister, Venus.

She is the highest ranking woman on this list, which is no surprise when she earns up to $20 million a year from her endorsements and endorsement deals.

4. Rafael Nadal $180 million

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 31: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his victory against Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the men’s singles quarterfinal match on day 10 of the 2022 French Open at Roland Garros on May 31, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The King of Clay has to settle for a spot just outside the top three. He has 21 Grand Slams victories, including 13 at Roland Garros, showing his dominance on clay.

Nadal has won over $100 million in prize money which shows how dominant he has been in the sport for such a long time.

3. Novak Djokovic $200 million

Novak Djokovic
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 11: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates with the trophy as he is interviewed after winning his men’s singles final match against Matteo Berrettini of Italy on day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

It won’t be surprising to see this man in the top three. He is joint with Roger Federer on 20 Grand Slam wins in second place behind Nadal’s 21. He will surely go down as an all-time great.

The current world number 1 has recently sparked controversy after missing tournaments for his position on the Vaccine against covid19.

2. Roger Federer $450 million

Roger Federer
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates the match point in his men’s singles fourth round match against Lorenzo Sonego of Italy on day seven of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 05, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Roger Federer is arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, however, the Swiss has to settle for second place on this list.

As one of the most successful players in history, it’s no surprise to see him so high.

He has his own clothing brand as well as being one of the most marketable sportsmen in the world, so it’s no surprise to see him so far ahead of third-placed Djokovic.

1. Ion Tiriac $2 billion

MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 09: Ion Tiriac is seen during day eight of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at Caja Magica on May 9, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Who predicted this?! Ion Tiriac takes the top spot on this list by some margin.

His tennis career is probably the least inspiring of the 25 players mentioned, but he made his billions after hanging up his racquet.

The Romanian founded the private bank Banca Tiriac in 1990, earning his fortune in the process. In 2007, he became the first Romanian to appear on Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires.


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