Tennis has dominated the world stage for many years, and every year, billions of people watch its event and its competitors.
Even though many amateur athletes have participated in the sports, only a select few have succeeded in rising to the top.
The champions who achieved prominence have amassed substantial fortunes from their professional earnings, placing them among the top tennis players in wealth.
Regardless, here is a list of the top 20 tennis players that are the wealthiest according to their net worth. But, first, let’s look at the wealthiest champions in 2022.
20. Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic, a former professional tennis player from Serbia, is renowned for being a tennis pro and for her attractiveness. In 2009, FHM ranked her the 11th sexiest woman in the world.
Ivanovic has made appearances in tennis video games and the Serbian rapper song “Hurricane Aba,” in addition to her sports career.
Due to an accident, she had to end her tennis career early. She currently represents various well-known companies. She is the spokesperson for Rolex, Brax Fashion, and Adidas.
She became the national ambassador for Serbia of UNICEF on September 8, 2007, and her most notable achievement was a contract extension the following year.
Additionally, SP’s 2010 report shows she has a lifetime contract with the German athletic company Adidas under which she will receive $3.5 million. Despite her early retirement, Anna remains the company’s spokesman.
Ivanovic has a $15,510,787 prize purse from her tennis career, bringing her projected net worth to $16 million.
19. Chris Evert
A former professional tennis player, Chris Evert has earned millions of dollars exclusively through her sports career and business endorsements. She has won the competitions for several years, bringing in $8,895,195 as prize money.
She had a successful tennis career and now works as a commentator for ESPN, one of the best sports networks.
It was revealed that the network pays its analysts an average salary of more than $60,000 annually. Evert may earn slightly more than usual due to her experience as a field commentator.
In addition, she publishes Tennis magazine and controls the $8 million revenue-generating Evert Tennis Academy, a tennis teaching facility.
She subsequently launched Chrissie by Tail with Tail Activewear, tennis, and athletic clothing. She had previously reduced her 5-acre mansion in Boca Raton, Florida, by $1 million.
Chris anticipated having a net worth of $16 million based on all of her earnings.
18. Jim Courier
Jim Courier is a former tennis champion who later became a coach and a sports network analyst. His total prize money during his sporting career was $14,034,132.
He has worked as a pundit and analyst on numerous networks, including USA Network, TNT, NBC Sports, ITV, Tennis Channel, Sky Sports, and Seven and Nine Network.
Additionally, he established the $5 million in revenue InsideOut Sport & Entertainment, a New York-based event production firm, in 2004.
Finally, as the Observer reported, he purchased 62 Cooper Square, a great piece of downtown real estate, for $3.26 million in 2004.
To date, his estimated net worth is over $18 million.
17. Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King, a former World No. 1 tennis player, became the first female athlete to earn more than $100,000 in prize money. In addition, she is renowned for maintaining equal prize money for men and women in competitions.
She won 39 major trophies during her tennis career, including 16 women’s doubles titles, 12 singles titles, and 11 mixed doubles titles, for $1,966,487. Together with her wife, Ilana Kloss, she became a minority owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018.
The athlete canceled the $2 million real estate transaction for 301 Lock Lane in 2020. Also appearing in 1973’s The Odd Couple, 2006’s The L Word, 2009’s Ugly Betty, 2020’s The Bold Type, and 2016’s Fresh Off the Boat, she played the judge role on Law & Order in 2007.
Her book “Pressure is a Privilege: Lessons I’ve Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes” was published in 2008.
Considering everything, King’s estimated net worth in recent days has been $20 million.
16. Agnieszka Radwanska
Agnieszka Radwanska, a former tennis player from Poland, collected $27,683,807 in prize money. She has worked for several brand endorsements in addition to her athletic career.
She began representing the Cheesecake Factory in 2014 since she adores the eatery and wears its insignia before every game.
The athlete was also ranked the highest-paid athlete by Forbes that year, with earnings of $3.8 million and $3 million in endorsement money from brands like Lexus, Rado, and The Cheesecake Factory.
In 2014, she also agreed to a three-year deal to represent Rado watches, becoming her the third tennis star to do so. Later, Agnieszka pursued sponsorship deals with companies like Dayli, Babolat, Play, Lexus, Vanquis Bank, Lotto Sport Italia, and Babolat.
Additionally, she was a Workday, Inc. employee and a Lotos ambassador. She concurrently served as an ambassador for various cosmetics companies, directly increasing her net worth.
She currently has a $25 million estimated net worth.
15. Andy Roddick
Former tennis champion and current No. 1 Andy Roddick has earned $20,640,030 in prize money from various competitions. However, he has also made millions of dollars only from endorsements.
In addition to his tennis career, Andy has made real estate investments. He paid $3.7 million for his 15-acre estate in 2013 and sold it for $4.65 million in 2019.
In the past, Andy and Andy bought a $300,000 house together in 2012. He sold his property for $350,000 in the same year.
With the aid of his business associate Phillip Meyers, he has entered the real estate market. Additionally, they act as members and directors of Roddimeyer III LLC collectively. The company generates an estimated $733,200 in annual revenue.
The previous champion’s estimated net worth is $40 million in light of this.
14. Bjorn Borg
Bjorn Borg, a former World No. 1, won a total of 77 competitions during his career, earning $3,655,754 in prize money. After a long absence, he signed a contract in 2018 to rejoin the renowned company FILA.
In addition, he registered his name as a trademark in the late 1980s to give licensees and distributors the most satisfactory service possible while setting the standard for sports fashion.
In the initial campaign, the company also worked with Joel Kinnaman, a well-known Swedish-American artist, and long-time ambassador.
The company’s revenue for the Bjorn Borg brand was 705.2 million SEK in 2020, which may have been climbing with higher sales in 2022.
In either case, his current estimated net worth is $40 million.
13. Li Na
With an annual salary of $18 million, former Chinese tennis player Li Na was formerly the highest-paid athlete. However, she ended her athletic career in 2014 with winnings of $16,709,074.
She is one of the world’s most well-liked and marketable athletes. In 2013, Li Na made her debut on the cover of Time magazine and was included in the list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
The magazine’s cover story, “The Passion of Li Na,” said she received $40 million from the endorsement.
Li received apparel and shoes from Nike for several years. After the negotiation, they also allowed her to wear patches from other businesses on her Nike tennis shirt.
She became well-known for her contract with seven additional endorsements totaling more than $2 million after signing with Nike and IMG.
Li’s estimated net worth, including all her career earnings, is $60 million.
12. Anna Kournikova
Tennis professional Anna Kournikova has retired, but not before earning $3,584,662 in prize money and millions more through endorsement deals.
She is not only a well-known athlete but also a TV personality who had an appearance in “Me, Myself & Irene” in 2000.
The athlete signed a $5 million deal to become the new face of the sports bra company Berlei that same year. Following that, she made other appearances in magazines, including Maxim, FHM, Men’s magazine, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She also led the participants on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” in 2010. She currently has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
11. Venus Williams
Venus Williams is an American professional tennis player renowned for her dominance on the court. She has won a total of $42,173,992 in prizes. In addition, she has earned more than $5 million from brand sponsorships and her athletic career.
She is the company’s chief executive officer and has created interiors for the Public Broadcasting Service.
Furthermore, she partnered with Steve & Barry to develop the fashion company EleVen in 2007. Venus and her sister Serena also acquired a small stake in the Miami Dolphins.
She then published the “Come to Win; On How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession” book in June 2010; it was included in The New York Times Best Seller List.
Williams currently has an estimated net worth of $95 million.
10. John McEnroe
John McEnroe, a former professional tennis player from the United States, received $12,552,132 in payouts. After quitting sports, he worked as a pundit, talk-show host, game host, and many other jobs.
As a BBC analyst, he anticipates making more than £150,000. John and his wife Patty also own several mansions in Malibu, including a $3.35 million ranch-style home and the exclusive Paradise Cove, which they purchased for $21 million.
In addition, he and his spouse jointly own $50 million worth of property in Los Angeles and $4.2 million value of estates in Southhampton, New York. He received US$29 million for his Malibu property in 2022.
His current estimated net worth is $100 million.
9. Andy Murray
British tennis player Andy Murray currently has prize money of $62,779579. He has earned over $10 million outside of his sporting career, initially signing a five-year, £30 million contract with the German manufacturer brand Adidas.
Murray also began his business relationship with the athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour in 2014 with a $25 million investment. Additionally, he has represented the Head brand while working for the rackets manufacturer.
Additionally, Andy joined Rado, which paid him £1 million to wear their watch brands. Additionally, he co-owns the tennis gear business AMC alongside Castore.
Murray is thought to be worth $100 million.
8. Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras, a former world number one in tennis, has earned $43,280,489 in prize money from his competitions. In addition, he has made $100 million outside of his sporting career from endorsements, appearances, and other sources.
Sampras has made real estate investments and brought many properties to Los Angeles.
He and his wife paid $5.6 million for the Brentwood estate in 2009, and he has also invested some of his wealth in real estate. Additionally, they made almost $3 million in profit when they sold the mansion for $8.9 million.
Additionally, he and his partner paid $5.9 million for a home in Bel-Air in 2014, among other things. As a result, Pete has multiplied his wealth while investing millions of his earnings in real estate.
He currently has a $150 million estimated net worth.
7. Andre Agassi
Former tennis champion Andre Agassi earned $31,152,975 in winnings. Agassi Graf Holdings, the business he founded with his wife Steffi Graf, eventually invested in the nightclub Pure before selling their share to Angel Management Group.
He subsequently struck a contract with Kreiss Enterprises to invest in the furniture collection known as Agassi Graf Collection. Andre spent $23 million on the opulent Tiburon estate with his better half in 2001.
The athlete ultimately lost $3 million while selling the estate and donated the residence for $20 million. He also listed one of his residences in Vegas for $2.4 million in 2021.
Agassi’s current estimated net worth is around $175 million.
6. Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova, a former tennis player from Russia, earned $38,777,962 in prizes from her competitions. According to Forbes, she has earned $280 million since 2011, making her the highest-paid female athlete in the world for 11 straight years.
According to Forbes’ 2019 report, she has made around $6 million through sponsorships alone. Maria is well known for representing companies including Evian, Nike, Head, and Porsche.
In addition, she invested $500,000 in her candy company, Sugarpova, which she opened and is now valued at $20 million on FOX Business. Her company, Sugarpova, has an estimated $20 million yearly revenue and a $195 million market value.
Maria’s current estimated net worth is around $180 million.
5. Serena Williams
Tennis player Serena Williams from the United States has already won $94,524,403 in prize money. She has earned almost $30 million off the court in addition to her tennis career and has made numerous TV appearances.
She also launched the apparel label S and owned small holdings in UFC and the Miami Dolphins. In addition, she has made millions of dollars investing in various business enterprises throughout the years.
As reported by CNBC, she joined the company Poshmark in 2019 to generate $150 million in revenue.
Additionally, she has done business with the $40 million-plus Nike brand. Serena’s tennis career, endorsement deals, and business endeavors have contributed to her net worth of about $250 million.
4. Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is a Spanish tennis player who has won $130,681,472 prizes. He has already made more than $500 million on and off the court through competitions and endorsements.
In addition, Kia Motors, one of the most well-known companies in the world, sponsored him in 2006, joining other well-known companies like Nike. He is also well known for representing PokerStars, Emporio Armani, Lanvin colognes, and Quely.
According to The Sun, Rafa presently lives in a £3 million Majorca villa and owns a £5 million private jet and two super boats worth a combined £4.5 million.
He sold his MCY 76 motor, which was made in Italy, in 2019 and spent the proceeds on an 80 Sunreed Power Catamaran.
Nadal’s estimated current net worth is $220 million.
3. Novak Djokovic
Famous Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has earned $156,541,453 in career winnings. Even though his tournament winnings account for most of his income, the endorsement has brought in millions for him.
He committed to a five-year deal with Uniqlo in 2012, earning himself eight million euros. He afterwards agreed to a contract with well-known companies, including Mercedes-Benz and Seiko.
In 2018, Verdict stated that the player’s 94 percent of earnings came from pricey sponsorship.
Additionally, Novak secured deals for $300 million with the Japanese clothing company Uniqlo and $4 million annually with the company Asics. Additionally, the player has received $5 million annually from Seiko since 2014.
He has worked with several well-known brands over his career, including those in the banking business, watches, jewelry, vehicles, wine, the athletic industry, and sports gear. Thanks to his profits, he leads a lavish lifestyle in the £8.5 million Marbella property.
In addition, he owns two condominiums in New York City, a private plane, and a collection of vehicles, including a Mercedes S-500, a Tesla Model X, an Audi R8, and more.
His wealth and income translate to almost $220 million net worth.
2. Roger Federer
Roger Federer, a tennis player born in Switzerland, has won prizes totaling $130,594,339. He is renowned for making approximately $1 billion off the field. Top businesses like Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Rolex, and others have hired him to work for them.
In 2018, he also agreed to a ten-year, $300 million contract with the Japanese company Uniqlo. According to Forbes, he was the highest-paid athlete in 2020 and was well-known for holding the world’s top spot for 310 weeks.
In addition to his income, he owns a lavish glass mansion with a view of Lake Zurich valued at £6.5 million.
The tennis champion also has an $8.7 million villa in Wolleru, Schwyz, and a $23.5 million penthouse in Dubai with views of the marina.
Mercedes AMG GTS, Mercedes AMG G63, Mercedes SL AMG, Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S, Mercedes CLS 450, Mercedes AMG SLS, Range Rover SVR, and other models are his collection of automobiles.
Additionally, he has a private jet and spent his 2020 vacation on a luxurious yacht. Roger’s current estimated net worth is $550 million.
1. Ion Tiriac
According to Forbes magazine, Ion Tiriac, a former tennis player who transitioned into business, was named the third-richest businessman from Romania in 2020. He is the leader of the Tiriac Group, which includes auto, finance, real estate, and other industries.
The company’s estimated annual income is $332 million, and it also represented Romania internationally at the Winter Olympics and Davis Cup finals.
He is renowned for having a collection of more than 400 motorcycle and automobile models. The former champion gained notoriety in 2012 for owning an opulent apartment in Baneasa, Bucharest, and in 2022 he sold his Madrid Open for a 360 million euro transaction.
After retiring from tennis, Ion began several ventures that added millions to his fortune. He now leads a wealthy lifestyle in a mansion and amasses a collection of expensive vehicles.
Tiriac’s current estimated net worth is $1.2 billion.