Who are the top ten richest tennis players in the world right now?
The list includes current and former players with male and female stars in the elite group. The most reliable available estimates have been used, but the figures presented do vary markedly in some instances.
10 John McEnroe – $100 Million
John McEnroe may have played slightly too early to make the real mega-bucks but has done well for himself after retiring from the game. He is well compensated for his commentary services and is a sought-after speaker. McEnroe also owns several properties with his wife patty Smyth.
9 Andy Murray – $100 Million
Andy Murray has made the most of his winnings and sponsorships to invest in real estate and hospitality.
Murray owns and operates a luxury country house hotel in Scotland along with his wife Kim. He has claimed more than $63 Million in prize money across a tremendous career.
8 Pete Sampras – $160 Million
Pete Sampras broke sponsorship records in the late 1990s and early 2000s and remains among the game’s richest.
Sampras counted Nike, Wilson and Movado among his sponsors while he was an active player. He has invested in heavily in real estate and has reportedly amassed a considerable fortune from it.
7 Andre Agassi – $175 Million
As one of the biggest stars of the game in his prime Andre Agassi enjoyed a status akin to a Hollywood superstar. He rubbed shoulders with the a-listers including a stormy marriage to actress Brooke Shields.
Agassi is risk averse in his investments but that is a quality that has seen his net worth steadily increase in retirement.
6 Maria Sharapova – $220 million
When Maria Sharapova retired, her $39 million in prize money ranked third all-time on the WTA Tour; she earned almost $300 million more off the court though and ranks among the richest sportswomen ever.
She was highest-paid female athlete in the world for 11 consecutive years, peaking at $30 million in 2015.
Sharapova recently picked up stakes in Public.com and crypto firm MoonPay and a board seat with Moncler Group, a fashion company.
5 Rafael Nadal – $220 million
Alongside the huge amount of prize money that Rafael Nadal has raked in he also has lucrative commercial pernerships.
He famously has a massive deal with Nike, who kit out the Spanish star from head to to toe. Nadal has also been an ambassador for Kia motors since 2006.
4 Novak Djokovic – $220 million
Novak Djokovic has enjoyed limited commercial partnerships, but that has added to his exclusivity and value to the brands he does work with.
The organisations who have confirmed commercial partnerships with Djokovic are Asics, Head, Hublot, Lacoste, Lemero, NetJets, Peugeot, Raiffeisen Bank International and Ultimate Software Group.
His custom tennis shoes developed with Asics are among the best on the market.
3 Serena Williams – $250 Million
Serena Williams is the women’s Grand Slam GOAT and she has also made the most of her brand. She looks set to continue to increase her fortune despite transitioning away from playing the game. Serena Ventures represents the tennis star stepping up to invest in company’s that she believes in.
2 Roger Federer – $550 million
Roger Federer is the highest-paid tennis player of all-time taking into account prize money and sponsorships. Federer made more than any other player in 2022 despite only stepping onto the court for his Laver Cup retirement match.
Gis significant investment in On Sports has also proved wise as the company goes from strength to strength.
1 Ion Tiriac – $1.2 billion
Also an Ice Hockey player who went to the Winter Olympics with Romania, Ion Tiriac was a handy tennis player who would later ace it in the business world.
He only enjoyed a handful of years of his career in the open era but managed to make his fortune as a businessman in West Germany.
Tiriac made the most of the collapse of communism in Romania as he established a bank in his home country which has seen him become the first tennis player to become a billionaire.