Who are the richest tennis players in the world?
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Here’s a list of the top 25 richest tennis players in the world…
Top 25 Richest Tennis Players in the World
The list of tennis players and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web,
These are the top 25 richest tennis players in the world:
25. Justine Henin – $14 Million
Former World No.1, Justine Henin is kicking off the list.
Justin Henin is a Belgian former professional tennis player known for her all-court style of play and notably being one of the few female players to use a single-handed backhand. At a young age, she was always taken by her mother regularly to watch the French Open.
It was at the opening in 1992 that her idol, Steffi Graf was visible.
Henin, from an unsuccessful country for men’s or women’s tennis, helped build up Belgium as the leading force in the field of women’s tennis in 2001 with Kim Clijsters.
Inspired by her idol, Justine won 43 WTA individual titles and seven Grand Slam individual titles.
In 2011, Henin announced that she had withdrawn from tennis.
24. Victoria Azarenka – $15 Million
Victória Fyódorovna Azárenka is a pro tennis player from Belarus. Azarenka is the first single world to be ranked top on 30 January 2012 for the first time with a net worth of of $15 million.
She started playing from a young age, and became World Junior #1 just like most professional gamers.
Single-player achievements include achieving the French Open quarter-finals, winning the Australian Open twice, and winning a Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.
23. Martina Navratilova – $15 Million
Martina Navratilova is a Czech-American former professional tennis player and coach. Widely considered among the greatest tennis players of all time
Currently, she is worth $15 million and won several contests over her career.
At the age of 15, Martina won the Czechoslovak National Championship in 1975, becoming a pro in the U.S. in 1981.
She’s won 18 singles Grand Slam, 31 doubles and 10 mixed double championships.
22. Marat Safin – $15 Million
Marat Mubinovich Safin is a former Russian politician and retired tennis professional.
On 20 November 2000, he reached the No. 1 single ranking of the Tennis Professional Association (ATP). No one in the No. 1 ranking is any taller than Safin.
Saffin is the former world’s older brother Dinara Safina, 1 WTA player. They are the only sister tandem in the history of tennis who both have reached No. 1.
On the court, Safin was famous for his emotional explosions and fiery temper at times. Safin initiated his career in professional tennis in 1997 and ranked No. 1 between November 2000 to April 2001 for a total of 9 weeks.
At the US Open 2000, he won his first Grand Slam, defeated Pete Sampras, the 2005 Australian Open and defeated Australian Lleyton Hewitt in the final.
In 2002 and 2006 Safin helped lead Russia to win the Davis Cup. He was the first Russian to achieve the Wimbledon semifinal at Wimbledon 2008, where he lost to Roger Federer, despite his unwillingness for grassy courts.
He was ranked No. 61 in the world when he retired in November 2009. He became a Duma member of the United Russia party in 2011. In 2016 he was first inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame as a Russian tennis player.
21. David Ferrer – $16 Million
David Ferrer is a Spanish tennis player with a net worth of $16 million.
In his early adolescence, he started to focus on tennis and in 2000 he became a pro.
He won the Paris Masters in 2012, and he was runner-up at six Masters tournaments as well as the Tennis Masters Cup in 2007. He is widely considered one of the best players not to have won a Grand Slam tournament.
He has since won twenty titles, reached Wimbledon’s quarterfinals in 2012, and has reached a world-class number #3.
He has made him the 7th highest earner in tennis history, with $31 million in prize money.
20. Ana Ivanovic – $16 Million
Ana Ivanovic Serbian professional tennis player, Ana has a net worth of $16 million dollars and has been playing tennis from the age of five.
After defeating Dinara Safina in the 2008 French Open, she finished in world No. 1 in 2008 and ranked in first position for 12 weeks.
She also took the lead at both the French Open 2007 and the Australian Open in 2008, losing respectively to Justine Henin and Maria Sharapova.
She has qualified three times in 2007, 2008, and 2014 for the annual WTA Tour Championships, and won the WTA Championship Tournament twice in 2010, and 2011.
She is known for her looks, coming 11th on FHM’s Sexiest Women list in 2009 and has won over $11 million in prize money throughout her career.
19. Chris Evert – $16 Million
Chris Evert is a retired American tennis player and the former world number one.
She has a net worth of $16 million and earned 18 Grand Slam singles over a 20-year career..
She established a tennis academy in Boca Raton, Florida, after she retired and assisted in coaching the tennis team of Saint Andrée high school.
In Tennis Magazine and ESPN she contributes regularly as well.
18. Jim Courier
Net Worth: $18 Million
Up next on the list, Jim Courier is an American professional tennis player.
He is one of the best tennis players in history and is rightly among the sport’s hall of fame.
17. Billie Jean King
Net Worth: $20 Million
Billie Jean King is an American retired professional tennis player.
She is once a holder of world no.1 tennis player and has won 16 women’s doubles, 11 mixed doubles, and 12 Grand Slam titles.
She is among the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
16. Agnieszka Radwańska
Net Worth: $25 Million
Agnieszka Radwańska is a Polish professional tennis player.
Radwanska is arguably the best polish tennis player and was honoured with the Gold Cross of Merit by the country’s President in the year 2013.
15. Andy Roddick
Net Worth: $30 Million
Andy Roddick is a former American professional tennis player.
The former world best tennis player has won 32 titles throughout his professional career.
14. Björn Borg
Net Worth: $40 Million
Bjorn Borg is the 14th richest tennis player in the world.
The Swedish skilled tennis player loved the sport at a very tender age and went on to win several titles.
He retired from the game at 26, with reasons that he was no longer interested in competing again.
13. Li Na
Net Worth: $50 Million
Li Na is a Chinese professional tennis player.
She was previously into badminton but later switched to tennis after coming to know that the former sport was not meant for her.
12. Anna Kournikova
Net Worth: $50 Million
Anna Kournikova is a former Russian-American professional tennis player.
She is a popular figure in the game and has performed doubles with her colleague, Martina Hingis.
She retired at 21 because of serious spinal problems.
11. Venus Williams
Net Worth: $95 Million
Venus Williams is one of the best female tennis players in the world.
She started her professional tennis career at 14 and has grown to (formerly) rank as No. 1 singles player on three different events.
She has an estimated net worth of $95 Million, $5 – $10 million of which comes from annual endorsement deals.
10. John McEnroe
Net Worth: $100 Million
With an estimated net worth of $100 Million, John McEnroe is the 10th richest tennis player in the world.
The former American professional tennis player has captured seven Grand Slam Single titles and is known for his hot temper.
9. Andy Murray
Net Worth: $100 Million
Andy Murray is a Scottish professional tennis player.
He is one winner of two Grand Slam title and is the first British Wimbledon winner in 77 years.
8. Maria Sharapova
Net Worth: $135 Million
Maria Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player.
She is currently the highest-paid female athlete and has captured the world No. 1 more than five times in her professional career.
7. Pete Sampras
Net Worth: $150 Million
Pete Sampras is a former American tennis player.
He won a total of 14 Grand Slam singles titles and is one of the loved tennis athletes in the world.
6. Andre Agassi
Net Worth: $175 Million
Andre Agassi is a former American professional tennis player.
He is one among just 2 male tennis players to win a Golden Slam honour.
He is also a philanthropist and retired in 2006 because of back problems.
5. Serena Williams
Net Worth: $180 Million
Serena Williams is one of the best female tennis players.
She has captured a total of 18 Grand Slam Titles and is a five-time world no.1 winner.
Serena is the highest-earning female tennis player.
4. Rafael Nadal
Net Worth: $180 Million
Rafael Nadal is the 4th richest tennis players in the world.
The Spanish professional tennis star is a very known athlete in the game.
Aside from his salary earnings, he has garnered a lot of cash from endorsement deals.
3. Novak Djokovic
Net Worth: $200 Million
Breaking in among the “top three” richest tennis players in the world is Novak Djokovic.
The Serbian professional tennis player has won four Wimbledon, Six Australian open, three US open and a single French Open.
2. Roger Federer
Net Worth: $450 Million
Coming in as second-best on the list of the richest tennis players in the world is Roger Federer.
It might be correct to say that he is the best men tennis player.
The Switzerland professional tennis player started nursing interest for the game at an early age.
He is a winner of several opens and has ranked best on several occasions.
1. Ion Tiriac
Net Worth: $2 Billion
The crown for the richest tennis players in the world goes to Ion Tiriac.
He is a retired Romanian professional tennis player and an entrepreneur.
He is a winner of the 1970 Bavarian International Tennis Championships, 22 career doubles, Gold medal award in 1965 Budapest Summer Universiade and others.
He is the owner of Banca Tiriac, a private bank and is one of the richest businessmen in the world.
Listed below is a quick summary of the 25 richest tennis players in the world:
- Ion Tiriac
- Roger Federer
- Novak Djokovic
- Rafael Nadal
- Serena Williams
- Andre Agassi
- Pete Sampras
- Maria Sharapova
- Andy Murray
- John McEnroe
- Venus Williams
- Anna Kournikova
- Li Na
- Björn Borg
- Andy Roddick
- Agnieszka Radwańska
- Billie Jean King
- Jim Courier
- Chris Evert
- Ana Ivanovic
- David Ferrer
- Marat Safin
- Martina Navratilova
- Victoria Azarenka
- Justine Henin