A professional tennis player has to be really hardworking and dedicated towards his goals to reach the very top. If they persevere in their efforts, then there is nothing that can stop them from getting what they deserve. The best players in the world get rewarded for the hard work they put in day in and day out. Some of them earn huge amounts of money by winning tournaments and featuring in their respective sponsorship commercials. Let us take a look at the top 10 richest tennis players as of April 2021.
10. Venus Williams
7-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has a total net worth of $95 Million, out of which $46.5 Million are from Prize money winnings alone from her long career, which started in 1994. She also has many endorsement deals with brands like Nike, Rexona, Mercedes Benz, Coca-Cola, and Hublot. She has her own clothing line called EleVen, runs an interior design firm, and owns a small stake in Miami Dolphins.
9. John McEnroe
The former American ace has a net worth of $100 Million. McEnroe attained the world No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles, finishing his career with 77 singles and 78 doubles titles; this remains the highest men’s combined total of the Open Era. McEnroe has also starred in various films, often playing himself and has also worked as a commentator in major tournaments.
Maria Sharapova has been a familiar name in Tennis for many years now as she has had an illustrious career. Even though the infamous Russian has retired, her net worth is a total of $135 Million. Her endorsements were a major part of her income, which is why she had been at the top of the Forbes richest Female athlete list from 2006-2016.
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7. Pete Sampras
The 14-time grand slam winning American still features among the richest names in tennis with a net worth of $150 Million even though he retired in 2002.’Pistol Pete’, as he was often referred to because of his accurate and powerful serves, bossed the world rankings for a total of 286 weeks from 1993-98. Sampras resurfaced on the court in 2006, played exhibition matches and small tournaments.
6. Andy Murray
The 3-time Grand Slam-winning Brit has a net worth of $165 Million, out of which $61.5 Million have been earned through Prize money winnings alone. He has also landed sponsorship deals with Adidas, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shiatzy Chen, Under Armor, and a host of others. However an injury plagued career has prevented him from achieving feats that everyone knows he is capable of.
5. Andre Agassi
Another former American, Agassi has a net worth of $175 Million. At his prime, he had a stunning brand portfolio where he was associated with top brands like Nike, Adidas, Kia Motors, American Express, Ebel Swiss Watches, and Mountain Dew.The 8 time grand slam winner was the first male player to win all four Grand Slam tournaments on three different surfaces (hard, clay and grass). A number of back injuries forced Agassi to retire in 2006.
4. Rafael Nadal
The King of Clay, who has 20 Grand Slam titles to his name, has a net worth of $190 Million, out of which he has earned $121 Million from Prize money winnings. He also has huge contracts with brands like Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Telefonica, and Kia Motors. Known for his of-the-field heroics, Nadal’s brand logo, the ‘Raging Bull’ is a representation of his style of play on the court as well as his persevering nature.
Winner of a record 23 Grand Slam singles, Serena Williams has a net worth of $200 Million, out of which she has prize money winning of $93.5 Million. She also has many endorsements to her name from brands like Beats by Dre, IBM, Gatorade, Intel, Mini, Delta Airlines, Aston Martin, and a host of others.
The 32-year-old Serbian ace has 17 Grand Slam titles to his name and, as a result, has a net worth of $220 Million, out of which $144 Million are prize money winnings. His endorsements include Raiffeisen Bank, Mercedes Benz, Adidas, Uniqlo, Sergio Tacchini, Telekom Srbija, Bombardier Aerospace, etc.
Undoubtedly, the greatest tennis player of all time with 20 Grand Slam titles and a whopping 103 career titles, Roger Federer is the richest tennis player with a net worth of $900 Million, out of which $130 Million are prize money winnings. He has an amazing number of sponsorships with brands like Mercedes, Uniqlo, Barilla, Rolex, Moet & Chandon, Credit Suisse, Wilson, and Sunrise.