Richest Tennis Players
Tennis is widely considered as one of the Most popular and top class huge earning games of modern sports. Starting from tournaments earning till the sponsorships and endorsement of big brands such as Puma, Adidas and Nike, tennis stars used to, and still do, sit on a huge pile of cash. The legacy of the high earning was started by former American tennis player Ivan Lendl who a total amount of $21,262,417 back in 1994. This record still holds the tenth place of greatest career-earning by any male tennis player, and after adjusting the inflation rate it, becomes the 7th best of all time with a modern day value for his achievement of $33,038,525.
Huge earning for female tennis players can be traced since the time of Steffi Graf when she achieved a total career earning of $21,895,277 and became one of the richest female tennis players of all time. Tennis players, male or female, earn more cash from sponsorships than their career achievements, such as Roger Federer who achieved only $4.2 million prize money last year, but with his breathtaking $52 million worth of endorsements, became the richest tennis player of this year. There are many players who are considered as one the richest athletes of modern days, so here is the list of top 10 richest tennis players of all time.
Top 10 Richest Tennis Players of All Time
10. Anna Kournikova
Russian-American retired tennis player Anna Kournikova achieved amazing success playing doubles with her partner Martina Hingis and the duo was nicknamed the “Spice Girls of Tennis”. The duo won Australian open in women’s doubles in 1999 and 2002 and also reached the finals at 1999 French Open. She was one of the most searched images during her peak performance and celebrity status. She reached the Semifinals at 1997 Wimbledon women’s singles championship and also reached the quarterfinal at 2001 Australian Open. After her retirement in 2007 due to severe spinal problems, she became the trainer for season 12 of the television show The Biggest Loser. Her net worth is estimated $50 million with her total ATP career earning of $3,584,662.
9. Andy Murray
Scottish tennis player Andy Murray is the British No. 1 male tennis player since 27 February 2006 and currently ranked world no.9. He became the first British male to win a Grand Slam singles after he achieved the 2012 US Open. He won 28 major titles and also achieved his career highest world no.2 ranking on three separate occasions. Murray achieved 2013 Wimbledon title, 2012 US Open title and also participated in Australian Open finals three times. He also won the gold medal in men’s singles at 2012 London Olympic Games. During his top form in 2013, he was named Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year, Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland and BBC Sports Personality of the Year. With his career earning of $32,083,768, which is the 5th highest in tennis history, he has an estimated net worth of $70 million dollars.
8. Venus Williams
American tennis player and sister of current world no.1 Serena Williams, Venus Williams, also ranked World No. 1 in singles by the WTA on three separate occasions, starting from February 25, 2002, when she reached the top place for the first time and became the first African-American woman to achieve the honor. Venus is currently ranked World No. 19 in singles. She won 13 Grand Slam Doubles titles and 9 Grand Slam singles titles which includes 5 Wimbledon, 2 US Open and 2002 French Open in singles. She won gold medal in singles at 2000 Sydney Olympic and also achieved 3 Olympic gold medals in woman’s doubles with her sister. The Williams sister has won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles till now. Her net worth is estimated $75 million with her total ATP career earnings of $30,122,776.
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