Who is the richest tennis player in the world?
As tennis fans, we checked out who the most financially successful tennis stars are. Read on to find out if your favorite tennis players made the top list.
Tennis is definitely the biggest non-team sport, and with over a billion fans in the world today, it is one of the world’s biggest sports.
What makes Tennis truly special is that both male and female players now enjoy the same opportunities. They are now offered the same amounts in prize money at the game’s biggest stages, making it a truly unique sport.
In this article, SportyTell has reviewed and ranked the top-10 richest tennis players in the world as of 2020.
The ranking is primarily based on the net worths of currently active players, or at least players who had not retired before January 2020.
Other highlights include the players’ total prize money and endorsements.
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The Richest Tennis Players in the World
10. Caroline Wozniacki
Net Worth: $30 Million
The Danish superstar has picked up an astonishing 30 WTA singles and 2 doubles titles since the start of her professional career.
The fall of 2017 saw her win the WTA finals, which she immediately followed up with her first Grand Slam singles title after finishing as the finalist in the 2009 US Open and the 2014 US Open.
As of 2020, Caroline Wozniacki’s net worth is valued to be $40 million. She has won a total of $35.2 million in prize money since she started her career in 2005.
Wozniacki has got endorsement deals with Adidas, Rolex, Mundipharma, Godiva Chocolatier, The Players Tribune, and Turkish Airlines. She recently retired after the Australian Open of January 2020.
9. Angelique Kerber
Net Worth: $30 Million
Angelique Kerber represented Germany and won a silver medal in the 2016 Olympics. Kerber has won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and 12 WTA titles since she turned pro in 2003.
2016 has been her biggest year so far, winning two Grand Slam titles in the Australian and US Open and becoming world No. 1 while also winning a silver medal in the Olympics.
As of 2020, Angelique Kerber’s net worth is approximately $30 million. She has raked in a total of $29.5 million in prize money.
Kerber has endorsement deals with Adidas, Yonex, Head and Shoulders Supreme, car manufacturers Porsche, Cosmetics brand Shiseido, luxury watchmaker Rolex and software company – SAP.
8. Simona Halep
Net Worth: $30 Million
The 28-year-old Romanian superstar played her first professional tournament in 2008.
She broke into the WTA top 50 by the fall of 2011 and was already in the top 10 by January 2014, after winning 6 WTA titles in 2013 alone.
Halep was the finalist in three Grand Slam singles; The French Open of 2014, the 2016 French Open, and the Australian Open of 2017, and was also the finalist in the 2014 WTA Singles.
She finally won her first Grand Slam singles at the 2018 French Open and was the winner in the 2019 Wimbledon Championship, beating Serena Williams to the title.
In 2020, Simona Halep’s net worth is valued at a total of $30 million. Her success in the courts has earned her a huge $36.5 million in prize money.
She has several endorsements with Nike, Rexona, Mercedes Benz, Coca-Cola, and Hublot. Simona Halep is currently No. 2 in the WTA rankings.
7. Venus Williams
Net Worth: $95 Million
With 49 WTA titles, 7 Grand Slam singles, 14 Grand Slam doubles, and 4 gold medals, Venus “Ebony Star” Williams has made her mark in the game of tennis.
Often credited for her role in bringing in a new era in the sport for women, Venus has racked up $41.9 million in prize money alone since she turned pro in 1994.
Venus Williams’ net worth as of 2020 is about $95 million. Her successes in the court have earned her endorsements with Ralph Lauren, Wilson, Electronic Arts, Tide, and Kraft’s.
She also has her own clothing line called EleVen. Venus Williams runs an interior design firm and owns a small stake in Miami Dolphins.
6. Maria Sharapova
Net Worth: $135 Million
Maria Sharapova has certainly established herself as one of the elites in the WTA. She became world No. 1 for the first time when she was barely 18 years old and has been No. 1 on 4 other occasions.
She won 5 Grand Slam singles titles and has picked up a total of 36 titles.
Sharapova won a total of $38.78 million in prize money, but her endorsements have really been tremendous, with Forbes ranking her as the highest-earning female athlete every year from 2006 until 2016.
According to Forbes, her total career earnings of about $325 million, which includes prize money earnings, endorsements, and appearances ranks as the second of all-time in the WTA, behind Serena Williams.
Sharapova’s endorsements greatly exceed the amount she made from all her tournaments combined. She also runs her own candy company called Sugarpova.
Maria Sharapova’s net worth of $135 million ranks her as the 6th richest tennis player right now.
5. Andy Murray
Net Worth: $165 Million
Sir Andy Murray has been the finalist in 6 Grand Slam singles tournaments and won 3 Grand Slam titles, a Davies Cup, two gold medals, and a total of 46 ATP titles.
The Scottish native has won a total of $61.5 million in prize money alone and has landed sponsorships and endorsements from Adidas, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shiatzy Chen, Under Armor, and a host of others.
He has a sports management company, 77 management, with number 77 gotten from the time he won his first Grand Slam title in Wimbledon 2012, becoming the first male Brit to win a Grand Slam title in 77 years.
Andy Murray’s net worth of $165 million brought him to the 5th spot on our list of the richest tennis players in the world.
4. Rafael Nadal
Net Worth: $180 Million
With 85 career titles, including 20 Grand Slam singles, 2 Olympic gold medals, and 5 Davis Cup doubles, Rafael Nadal has made his mark as one of the elites in the game of tennis.
As of 2020, Rafael Nadal’s net worth is approximately $180 million. Nadal has earned a total of $121 million since he turned pro in 2001.
The current world No. 2 has also cashed in on huge endorsement deals.
In 2019 alone, he earned about $26 million from endorsements. He has huge contracts with Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Telefonica, and Kia Motors.
3. Serena Williams
Net Worth: $200 Million
Serena Williams has been playing tennis professionally since 1995 when she was 14 years old.
She became WTA’s No. 1 for the first time in 2002 and has gone on to be No. 1 on 7 other occasions. Her 6th time as No. 1 saw her remain at the top for a record-tying 186 consecutive weeks.
Serena Williams holds 73 titles, 23 Grand Slam singles, 14 Grand Slam doubles, 2 Grand Slam mixed doubles, and 4 gold medals.
She has won a total of $93.5 million in prize money, the highest in the WTA.
Williams holds many endorsements with the likes of Beats by Dre, IBM, Gatorade, Intel, Mini, Delta Airlines, Aston Martin, and a host of others.
With Serena Williams’ net worth at a whopping $200 million, she ranks as the richest female tennis player and the third richest active tennis player in the world as of 2020.
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2. Novak Djokovic
Net Worth: $220 Million
Novak Djokovic kicked off his career as a professional tennis player in 2003, and he won his first Grand Slam singles title in the 2008 Australian Open.
He has since added 16 more Grand Slam singles and a career total of 76 titles.
The 32-year-old is currently ATP’s world No. 1 and has won about $144 million in prize money, making him the highest on-court earner in the sport.
His endorsements include Mercedes Benz, Adidas, Uniqlo, Sergio Tacchini, Telekom Srbija, Bombardier Aerospace, etc.
Novak Djokovic’s net worth of $220 million places him second on our list of the wealthiest tennis players.
1. Roger Federer
Net Worth: $450 Million
With 103 career titles to his name, Roger Federer definitely needs no introduction. He is undoubtedly the greatest tennis player of all time.
His well over 1,200 wins have earned him 20 Grand Slam singles titles and a whopping 103 career titles. Federer has established himself as a Legend.
Federer’s on-court successes have also been mirrored off-court, with his sponsorship earnings worth at least 3x his total prize money of $130 million.
Forbes also listed Federer as the highest-paid athlete in the world in 2020.
He currently has mega-sized sponsorships and endorsement deals with Mercedes, Uniqlo, Barilla, Rolex, Moet & Chandon, Credit Suisse, Wilson, and Sunrise.
Roger Federer’s net worth as of 2020 is approximately $450 million, which solidifies him as the world’s richest tennis player right now.
Below is a quick recap of the world’s wealthiest tennis players, including their career prize money earnings and current estimated net worths.
|Rank||Tennis Player||Prize Money||Net Worth|
|1||Roger Federer||$130 million||$450 million|
|2||Novak Djokovic||$144 million||$220 million|
|3||Serena Williams||$93.5 million||$200 million|
|4||Rafael Nadal||$121 million||$180 million|
|5||Andy Murray||$61.5 million||$165 million|
|6||Maria Sharapova||$38.78 million||$135 million|
|7||Venus Williams||$41.9 million||$95 million|
|8||Simona Halep||$36.5 million||$30 million|
|9||Angelique Kerber||$29.5 million||$30 million|
|10||Caroline Wozniacki||$35.2 million||$30 million|
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Sampras and Agassi ?
Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi are both retired. Our focus in this article was on currently active players or at least, players who had not retired before July 2019.
Any idea what this list looks now Sharapova has retired?