Who are the ten richest tennis players in the world right now?
The list includes current and former players with male and female stars on the elite team.
The most reliable estimates have been used, but the figures presented vary significantly in some cases.
10. John McEnroe – $100 million
John McEnroe may have played a little too small to make the true mega-bucks, but he has done well for himself since retiring from the game.
He is a sought after speaker who is well compensated for his consulting services.
McEnroe owns several properties with his wife, Patti Smith.
9 Andy Murray – $100 million
Andy Murray used his winnings and sponsorship to invest in real estate and hospitality.
Murray owns and operates a luxury country house hotel in Scotland with his wife, Kim.
He has won more than $63 million in awards for his impressive career.
8. Pete Sampras – $160 million
Pete Sampras broke sponsorship records in the late 1990s and early 2000s and remains one of the richest men in the game.
During his active playing career, Sampras counted Nike, Wilson and Movado among his sponsors.
He has invested heavily in real estate and is reported to have amassed a fortune.
7 Andre Agassi – $175 million
As one of the game’s biggest stars in his prime, Andre Agassi was synonymous with Hollywood superstardom.
He rubbed shoulders with a-listers, including his stormy marriage to actress Brooke Shields.
Agassi hates his investments, but this quality has shown his fortunes to grow steadily in retirement.
6. Maria Sharapova – 220 million dollars
When Maria Sharapova retired, her $39 million in prize money ranked third all-time on the WTA Tour. However, she has earned nearly $300 million more off the court and is one of the richest sportspersons of all time.
In 2015, she was the highest paid female athlete for 11 consecutive years.
Sharapova recently held positions at Public.com and crypto firm MoonPay, and a board seat with fashion company Moncler Group.
5. Rafael Nadal – $220 million
Along with his huge prize money, Rafael Nadal also has lucrative business ventures.
He has a great deal with Nicki, grooming the Spanish star from head to toe.
Nadal has been the ambassador of Kia Motors since 2006.
4 Novak Djokovic – 220 million dollars
Novak Djokovic has had limited commercial partnerships, but this has added value to his uniqueness and the brands he works with.
Companies that have confirmed business partnerships with Djokovic are Asics, Head, Hulot, Lacoste, Lemero, NetJets, Peugeot, Raiffeisen Bank International and Ultimate Software Group.
His custom tennis shoes, developed with Asics, are among the best on the market.
3. Serena Williams – $250 million
Serena Williams used the best brand when she became the GOAT of the Women’s Grand Slam.
Although she has moved away from playing the game, she seems set to continue growing her fortune.
Serena Ventures represents a tennis star who started investing in a company she believes in.
2. Roger Federer – $550 million
Roger Federer is the highest paid tennis player of all time, taking into account prize money and sponsorships.
Federer has done more in 2022 than any other player.
Gis’s significant investment in OneSport also proved prudent as the company went from strength to strength.
1 Ion Tiriac – 1.2 billion dollars
As well as an ice hockey player who went to the Winter Olympics with Romania, Ion Tiriac was a handy tennis player involved in the business world.
He enjoyed only a few years of work in the open era, but managed to make his fortune in business in West Germany.
Tirac took advantage of the collapse of communism in Romania by setting up a bank in his native country, becoming the first tennis player to become a billionaire.