Tennis is not only one of the most popular sports around the world, but did you know that it is also now of the highest paying sports as well? While most of the incredible tennis players out there make large sums of money by winning competitions and tournaments, it is more common that their money is earned through powerful endorsements and sponsorships. Want to know who the wealthiest tennis player is in the world? Keep reading to find out as well as all the best professional tennis players and their exceptional net worths.
Maria Sharapova – $135 Million
33-year-old Russian tennis sensation has been one popular name for many years within the tennis world. Although she is now retired, she truly had an incredible career. Prior to her retirement, she spent roughly 10 years at the top of the Forbes richest Female athletes list. Fortunately for Sharapova, a large part of her income comes from her many endorsements. At the end of 2022, Maria Sharapova’s net worth was a whopping $135 million.
Andre Agassi – $175 Million
American former world No. 1. tennis star, Andre Agassi amazingly turned professional at the young age of 16 years old. Not only is he considered to be one of the wealthiest retired sports legends but, Agassi is also an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist. During his career, Agassi earned more than $30 million in prize-money as well as more than $25 million a year through endorsements. As of the end of 2020, Andre Agassi’s net worth was valued at $175 million.
Venus William – $95 Million
Venus “Ebony Star” Williams made her mark on the game of tennis from the young age of 7 years old. Since then, the now 40-year-old champion has managed to successfully win 49 WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) titles, 7 Grand slam singles, 14 Grand Slam doubles as well as 4 gold medals. Her success on the court has also earned her endorsements from the likes of Wilson and Ralph Lauren, however, she also has her own clothing line called EleVen. Venus Willian’s net worth at the end of 2020 was approximately $95 million.
Andy Murray- $165 Million
Scottish-born tennis player, Sir Andy Murray was knighted back in 2017 for his service to tennis and many charities. Due to his remarkable performances and huge success, Murray has landed some great sponsorships and endorsements from the likes of Addidas, Jaguar, and Royal Bank of Scotland. To date, Andy Murray has won 46 singles titles, 3 Grand Slam titles, and two gold medals at the Olympics. From the start of 2021, the young British star is estimated to have a net worth of $165 million
Anna Kournikova – $50 Million
At the height of her career, Russian-born tennis sensation, Anna Kournikova was so popular that her name was one of the most searched on Google. Although this stunner didn’t manage to win any singles titles, she was able to win two Grand Slam doubles titles, both at the Australian Open. Sadly her tennis career did however come to an early end due to her back and spinal injuries, though her endorsements, modeling, and perhaps the fact that she was dating Enrique Iglesias she still has a great net worth of $50 million.
Roger Federer – $450 Million
Without a doubt, this man needs no introduction. 39 year old, Swiss Professional tennis player is by far one of the most legendary tennis players the world has ever seen. During the span of his career, he has successfully won 17 Grand Slam singles titles and it doesn’t look like this all-round tennis star is done just yet. King Roger is currently ranked at No.5 in the world and has a super impressive net worth of $450 million.
Angelique Kerber – $30 Million
Former No.1 and the winner of 3 Grand Slam tournaments, Angelique Kerber is a German-born professional tennis player. Kerber was 19 years old when she made her Grand Slam debut. She frequently says that former German tennis player Steffi Graf was always her childhood idol as well as her motivation for pursuing tennis. She also represented Germany in the 2016 Olympic Games where she took home a silver medal. Some of her many endorsements include Rolex, Porshe, and Addidas. She is ranked as the 9th highest-paid female athlete in the world and has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Pete Sampras – $150 Million
Pistol Pete or otherwise known as Pete Sampras is an American former professional tennis player. His tennis career began when he was 17 years old and astonishingly won 7 Wimbledon titles, 5 US Opens, and 2 Australian Open titles over the course of his career. Without a doubt, Sampras is regarded as of the very best names within the world of tennis. Currently, he has an outstanding net worth of $150 million – how impressive?
Billie-Jean King – $20 Million
This former No. 1 professional tennis player’s name is basically known everywhere in the world. Billie Jean King is what they like to call a true legend and icon in the sporting world. King won an impressive 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women’s doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. Although she has been retired for several years, this amazing woman can still be seen coaching on the court. Many professional tennis players look up to her as she is regarded as a role model. At the end of 2020. Billie-Jean King had an estimated net worth of $20 million.