Tennis is considered to be one of the most lucrative, highly watched, and entertaining sports in the world. When it comes to tennis, there are few of the highly paid players, such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andrew Murray, and Maria Sharapova who come in mind. These starts used to do endorsements for some of the big brands like Adidas, Puma, and Nike. They all entertain us with their momentous games in the history of tennis.
They have performed greatly on court and became the richest tennis players in the world.
10. Andy Murray
Andy Murray is a Scottish tennis player and No.1 British male tennis player since February 2006. Currently, he is ranked No. 10 in the world. He was the first British male tennis player who won Grand Slam singles after achieving US Open 2012. He is the winner of 28 major titles and achieved world’s No. 2 ranking in his career highest on three events. He achieved 2012 US Open, 2013 Wimbledon title and also participated three times in Australian Open finals.
He is also the gold medalist at 2012 London Olympics in men’s singles. He was titled as Laureas World Breakthrough of the Year in 2013 in his top form. He is also named BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland. The estimated net worth of Andy Murray is $70 million. His fifth highest career earning was $32,083,768 in tennis history.
9. Anna Kournikova
She is a retired Russian-American tennis player who achieved her glorious success by playing doubles with Martina Hingis. These hotties were known as the “Spice Girls of Tennis”. The duo was the winner of Australian Open doubles in the years 1999 and 2002 and they also reached 1999 French Open finals.
She was among the most searched personalities for her celebrity status and peak performance. At 1997 Wimbledon Singles, she reached Semifinals. At Australian Open 2001, she also reached the quarterfinal. She suffered severe spinal injuries and got retired in 2007. After retirement, she was the trainer in a TV show The Biggest Loser for Season 12. With total earning of $3,584,662 in ATP career, her estimated net worth is $50 million.
8. Venus Williams
Venus Williams is ranked No. 8 in the list of World’s Richest players with net worth estimated at $60 million. Born in California, Venus Williams is a professional tennis player ranked No.1 for three times in the world as the first African-American in the world of open tennis. Followed by her sister Serena, she is the second highest earning lady athlete and she has won two Olympics Gold Medals.
7. Novak Djokovic
He is a Serbian tennis player with estimated net worth of $60 million. He was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia on May 22, 1987. She won up to $50 million as prize money in tournament before turning a pro in the year 2003. He reached the finals of 9 Grand Slam tournaments and won five tournaments. He won $12.6 million of recorded prize money in 2011 and topped it with $12.8 million in 2012.
6. Rafael Nadal
He is a stylish, professional Spanish player who has over $80 million of net worth. He was born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain, on June 3, 1986. He was ranked World’s No. 1 at times and he is known as among the greatest tennis players in the world by many people. He got out of action due to a knee injury for 7 months in the year 2012. He came back to lead the men’s tour with $6.8 million in prize money in 2013. He left IMG to start his management company in December with his manager and father. Some of the major sponsors for him were Babolat, Nike, Bacardi, and Kia Motors.
5. Serena Williams
She is a professional tennis player who has been the world champion. She is ranked 4th among the World’s Richest Tennis Players with over $100 million of estimated net worth. Serena and Venus Williams started their career in professional tennis at a very tender age. Both of them schooled at home to give proper time for practice.
She has been ranked World No.1 six times and she has become the highest paid as a woman tennis player. She has won 15 tournaments since 2011. She has won over $47 million as prize money in her career, which is 65% more than her sister Venus Williams. She has done endorsements for Nike, Gatorade, Wilson and OPI. She also has equity deals with Sleep Sheets, HSN, Miami Dolphins and Mission.
4. Maria Sharapova
With the net worth of over $90 million, Maria Sharapova was born in Nyagan, Russia, on April 19, 1987. She has won Grand Slam Singles Champion title for 3 times and she is among the top paid female athletes in the world. She has completed her Grand Slam after winning French Open 2012. She has earned lucrative bonuses with Head and Nike. She also launched her own range of candy, Sugarpova, earlier this year. She is planning to sell accessories this fall. She is the most stylish athlete in the world and 5th Richest Tennis Player in the world.
3. Pete Sampras
He is one of the most legendary players in the world. He has recorded 14 Grand Slam winnings in his career. He was ranked No. 1 in the world for over 6 years and no one could break this feat to date. He is ranked 3rd in the list of World’s Richest Tennis Players with around $150 million of estimated net worth. He got retired after beating Andre Agassi in 2002 in US Open finals.
2. Roger Federer
He is a Swiss professional tennis player with the total earnings of ATP career of $77.7 million and has $180 million of estimated net worth (as of August 25, 2013. He cleaned up with South America’s exhibition tour in December due to which he has won $14 million of prize money for six matches. The 32 years old tennis player has endorsed for ten brands, such as Rolex, Nike, Moet & Chandon, Wilson, and Credit Suisse. He has recorded up to $78 million as prize money.
1. Andre Agassi
He is a retired American professional tennis player and World. No.1. He is ranked first in the list of World’s Richest Tennis Players, with estimated net worth of over $180 millions. He is ranked one of just two male tennis stars for having Career Golden Slam. He also founded the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation. His trust funds K-12 charter school and supports underprivileged children in Nevada.