Tennis has been one of the highly watched, lucrative and entertaining sports with global attractiveness. When you think of tennis, which player comes to mind? Roger Federer? Rafael Nadal? Maria Sharapova? Andrew Murray? Andre Agassi? Or Williams sisters? They all provided us with some of the most momentous games in tennis history. Has their outstanding performance on court makes them the richest tennis players of all time? Let’s check!
The Top 10 Richest Tennis Players in the World 2021.
The list of richest tennis players and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as forbes.com, and celebritynetworth.com.
These are the top 10 richest tennis players in the world today!
10. Anna Kournikova
Net Worth: $50 Million
Retired Russian-American professional tennis player, Anna Kournikova has a net worth of $165 million dollars. Anna Kournikova is one of the most famous female tennis players in the world.
This hottest, stylish and sexy Russian American retired professional tennis player, stands 10th on the World’s Richest Tennis Players list. She has a net worth of $50 million. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide, despite her never winning a WTA singles title. She reached the peak in her career playing doubles, where she had at times been the World No. 1 player. Along with her partner Martina Hingis, Kournikova won Grand Slam titles in Australia in 1999 and 2002. They often referred to themselves as the “Spice Girls of Tennis”.
9. Venus Williams
Net Worth: $95 Million
With an estimated net worth of $95 million dollars, Venus Williams stands 9th on the World’s Richest Tennis Players list. Venus Williams, was born in California, and is a professional tennis player, who has been ranked number one in the world three times and is the first African-American to be ranked number one in the era of open tennis. She is the 2nd highest earning female athlete behind her sister, Serena and has won two Gold Medals in the Olympics.
8. Pete Sampras
Net Worth: $150 Million
Pete Sampras is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He has won a record 14 Grand Slams during his career. Also, he was the number one ranked player in the world for six successive years & no one has managed to break this feat till now. He stands third on the World’s Richest Tennis Players list with an estimated net worth of $150 million dollars. Sampras retired in 2002 after beating Andre Agassi in the final of the US Open.
7. Andy Murray
Andy Murray Net Worth: $165 Million
Scottish professional tennis player and Wimbledon winner Andy Murray has a net worth of $165 million dollars.
3-time Grand Slam-winning Andy Murray, one of the most successful British sports stars of all time.
A successful playing career has also afforded the Scotsman the opportunity to work with sponsors, which often brings in more money than winning Grand Slams.
In fact, Murray, 31, has earned $61 million in prize money and just over $100 million in earnings from endorsements, bonuses, and appearance fees over his career, according to Forbes.
His major sponsoers including; Adidas, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shiatzy Chen, Under Armor, and a host of others.
6. Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi Net Worth: $175 Million
Retired American professional tennis player and former World No.1, Andre Agassi is one of the bestt players of all time.
Agassi ranked 5th on the World’s Richest Tennis Players list, with a net worth of $175 million dollars. He was ranked number one in the world and is one of only two male tennis players to have one a Career Golden Slam. He is the founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, which works with at-risk children in Nevada and also funds a K-12 charter school.
5. Maria Sharapova
Net Worth: $180 Million
Maria Sharapova is a former Russian professional tennis player who has a net worth of $180 million.
Russian pro-tennis player is the 5th richest tennis players of all time. Maria Sharapova was born April 19, 1987 in Nyagan, Russia. Sharapova is a 5-time Grand Slam Singles Champion and one of the highest paid female athletes of all time. Sharapova completed the career Grand Slam when she won the 2012 French Open. The win triggered lucrative bonuses with sponsors Nike and Head.
Sharapova is world’s most stylish athlete and fifth on the World’s Richest Tennis Players. Endorsements are a major part of her income. Her career earnings of $325 million from prize money, endorsements and appearances rank second all-time among women, behind her longtime adversary Serena Williams ($350 million).
4. Rafael Nadal
Net Worth: $200 Million
Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional, stylish player who has a net worth of $200 million. Rafael Nadal was born June 3, 1986 in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain. One of the most passionate tennis players on our list has been ranked #1 in the world many times. Also, he is considered by many to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
Nadal opened his own tennis academy in his hometown of Manacor, Spain in 2016. He left IMG in December to start his own management company with his father and manager. He has won $121 million in prize money since he turned pro in 2001. Major sponsors include; Nike, Babolat, Kia Motors and Bacardi.
3. Serena Williams
Net Worth: $210 Million
Serena Williams is a world champion professional tennis player. With an estimated net worth of $210 million dollars, she stands fourth on the World’s Richest Tennis Players list.
She and sister Venus Williams were steered towards tennis at a very early age. Both girls were home schooled to maximize the amount of time available for practice.
The world champion has won 23 Grand Slam titles, and has been ranked number one in the world six times.
With $93.5 million, she has earned more prize money than any other female player. She was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine.In addition Forbes ranked her among the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list.
Nike, Wilson, Gatorade and OPI have endorsement deals with Williams and she holds equity deals with HSN, Sleep Sheets, Mission and the Miami Dolphins.
2. Novak Djokovic
Net Worth: $220 Million
Serbian professional tennis player who has a net worth of $220 million. Novak Djokovic was born May 22, 1987 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Since turning pro in 2003, Novak has won more than $143 million in tournament prize money. Djokovic has won 18 Grand Slam men’s singles titles and 82 ATP singles titles overall.
The 33-years old Serbian native boasts ten endorsement partners including; Mercedes Benz, Adidas, Uniqlo, Sergio Tacchini, Telekom Srbija, Bombardier Aerospace, etc. He is only one of three players who have made more than $100 million from prize money.
1. Roger Federer
Net Worth: $450 Million
Roger Federer is a Swiss born professional tennis player who has a net worth $450 million and total ATP career earnings of $130 million (as of August 2020). The 39-year-old Swiss native boasts ten endorsement partners including Nike, Rolex, Wilson, Moet & Chandon and Credit Suisse. His career prize money is a record $130 million.
Roger has been the No. 1 ranked player in the world many times. Arguably the greatest tennis player of all time with 20 Grand Slam titles and a whopping 103 career titles. In addition, he has also won Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. Roger Federer is the richest tennis player of 2021 with a net worth of $450 Million.