Tennis is one of the most watched sports in the world, and there is no doubt about it. The popularity of the game has helped many sportspeople amass good endorsement deals as well as handsome compensation for their efforts. While players like Roger Federer and Serena Williams are considered the best in the game, there are also other artists known for their momentous wins.
Below we are going to check in detail the richest players who have made a name for themselves in the world of tennis.
Net worth: $1.7 billion
Ion Tiriac is a well-known former Romanian tennis player. He has won a total of $8.5 million in prize money and is also well known for his successful business venture, Tiriac Group. Besides all this, Tiriac is also a well-known professional ice hockey player of his time.
Net worth: $900 million
Roger Federer is a famous sports personality from Switzerland. He started his career in 1999 and won many iconic titles including Wimbledon, French Open and US Open. Due to his consistent performance and skill, he is often hailed as the top sportsman and the highest paid athlete in the media.
Net worth: $100 million
The next player on the list is John McEnroe, who has around 7 Grand Slam wins under his belt. Apart from his controversial career, the player is also known for earning a place in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.
Net worth: $220 million
This Serbian sportsman started his professional runs in 2003. He won bronze medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and racked up $119 million from tournaments. On top of that, Novak Djokovic has 4 Wimbledon titles, 6 Australian Open and 3 US Open triumphs under his belt.
Net worth: $100 million
Andy Murray is a well-known tennis player from United Kingdom. He set a record by staying at the numero uno position for 41 consecutive weeks. During his successful runs, Murray won a $61 million prize money, as well as 46 singles and two doubles championships.
Net worth: $138 million
Next on the list is Russian player Maria Sharapova. Recognized as one of the best tennis players in the world, she has a total of 36 singles titles and three doubles titles to her credit. His illustrious career also includes a series of popular endorsements, in addition to acquiring a total prize money worth $38 million.
Net worth: $212 million
Serena Williams is often hailed as the best tennis player in the world! The world champion has won 23 Grand Slams and has been ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association for 319 consecutive weeks. In addition to that, she also serves as a prominent face for brands such as NIKE, Gatorade, PUMA, and Pepsi.
Net worth: $150 million
Pete Sampras is a retired player who belongs to the United States. Just like other sportsmen, he acquired most of his wealth through endorsements from companies such as Babolat and Pizza Hut. During his impressive 14-year career, Sampras won 14 Grand Slam titles and acquired a total prize pool of $43 million.
Net worth: $180 million
Rafael Nadal hails from Manacor, Spain and is considered one of the best tennis players in the world. His accomplishments include raising $103 million through gambling, which is a record in itself. The former No. 1 player also approves numerous million dollar deals and sponsorships in a year.
Net worth: $145 million
Andre Agassi is a former sportsman who said goodbye to the game in 2006. In his entire career, he won 60 singles titles and one doubles title. Besides winning a cash prize worth $31 million, he also signed deals with notable brands like Nike and Adidas during his professional innings.
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