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.
Boris Becker -$10 Million
Boris Becker is a German former world No.1 professional tennis player, whose name is extremely popular amongst many all across the globe. Right from the start of his career, Becker was very successful. At the age of 17 years old, had already won six major singles titles. They included 3 Wimbedlons, 2 Australian Opens, and 1 US Open. But of course, his victories did not stop there. He won an impressive 49 titles, before retiring at the age of 37. Today, he lives in London and has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Simona Halep – $30 Million
29 year old, Simona Halep is a Romanian tennis superstar, who began with a ball and racquet in hand when she was just 4 years old. In 2006, when Halep was 15 she turned pro and began her professional career in Romania. With a lot of her work, persistence, and dedication Halep has managed to win 22 WTA singles titles and has also won two Grand Slam singles titles, The French Open, and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. As a former world No. 1 tennis player, Simona Halep has an estimated net worth of roughly $30 million.
Rafael Nadal – $180 Million
With 85 career titles, including 20 Grand Slam singles, 5 Davis Cup doubles, and 2 Olympic gold medals it’s no wonder that Rafael Nadal is no stranger to so many all over the world. Because of his amazing playing style and impressive winning, Nadal has managed to become a massive tennis icon and one of the greatest sportsmen of all time. Currently, the 34-year-old Spanish star is ranked No. 3 in the world and has a whopping net worth of $180 million. And seems like he ain’t giving up any time soon…
Serena William – $200 Million
From the young age of 14 years, Serena Williams has been playing tennis professionally and was determined to become the world’s best tennis player. And it seems like her dreams certainly became a reality. Williams was first ranked by WTA’s as No. 1 in 2002, since then she has managed to become No. 1 on another 7 occasions. Serena Williams holds 73 titles, 23 Grand Slam singles, 14 Grand Slam doubles, 2 Grand Slam mixed doubles, and 4 gold medals. The now 34-year-old is a mom of an adorable daughter and also ranks as the richest female tennis player as of 2020. Her net worth is a remarkable $200 million.
Rod Laver – $20 Million
Rod Laver might not sound too familiar to many people of the younger generation but oh-boy is this a massive sports icon. Although he was a lot more prominent from the early 1960s until the late 1970s, the Australian tennis legend is still considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Laver was ranked world No. 1 in 9 different years and also attained 11 Grand Slam singles titles. The Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia was named after him. As of 2022, the 82-year-old had an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Steffi Graf – $30 Million
Stefanie Graf or as many know her as is a German former professional tennis player and also one of the wealthiest female tennis players in the world. During her outstanding career, she won 22 Grand Slam singles titles and was also ranked world No. 1. In 1999, Graf was named the greatest female tennis player of the 20th century and she has also received numerous awards and honors throughout her career. Today she is married to a former tennis legend, Andre Agassi and together they have two children. Graf’s net worth is approximately $3o million.
Novak Djokovic – $220 Million
Not only is he an incredible tennis player and extremely good looking but Novak Djokovic is one of the world’s wealthiest sportsmen. The Serbian professional tennis player is currently ranked No. 1 in the world but also had this impressive title on 6 other occasions throughout his career. At just 33 years old and 82 career titles to his name, it certainly looks like Djokovic won’t be stopping any time soon. Want to know what his net worth was at the end of 2020? A whopping $220 million.
Justine Henin – $18 Million
Next on our list is another remarkable female tennis player who is also a former No. 1. Justine Henin is a retired Belgian professional player who was most notorious for being one of the few female players to successfully use a single-handed backhand. Soon after Henin retired, she opened her own tennis academy called Club Justine N1 which is located in Belgium. Justine Henin is positioned 7th amongst the Wealthiest Female Tennis Players with an estimated net worth of $18 million.
Björn Borg – $32 Million
Originally from Sweeden, Björn Borg began playing tennis from a very young age, and by the time he was 13 he was already beating the best of Sweeden’s under 18 players. At 15 he played in tournaments such a Wimbledon, The Davis Cup, and The French Open. It was quite clear Borg was destined for greatness. And of course, for the following decade or so, he became the ultimate tennis legend. Sadly for many of his beloved fans, Borg retired early, he was only 26 years old. In 2017, a biographical film that focused on the rivalry between Borg and McEnroe was released, called, Borg vs McEnroe. Today he has an estimated net worth of $32 million.
Martina Hingis – $25 Million
Martina Hingis is a former No. 1 Swiss professional tennis player. Not only has she been highly regarded for her incredible skill but she has also been considered as one of the most gorgeous female tennis players of all time. Her career spanned over more than 20 years, during that time she managed to bag a whopping 43 career titles. Hingis is in the 6th spot on the list of Wealthiest Female Tennis Players. Martina’s net worth stands at $25 Million according to the latest estimates.
Dominic Thiem – $17 Million
Not too many people may be familiar with this young and upcoming star, but take it from us, Dominic Thiem may just be the next best tennis icon. Born in Austria, Thiem first entered the International Tennis Federation when he was just 14 years old. And since then, he has managed to win 17 singles career titles, including the US Open. Although Thiem also plays doubles on the odd occasion, he much prefers playing singles tennis. To date, Dominic Thiem’s net worth is estimated at $17 million.
Kim Clijsters – $20 Million
Another Belgian professional tennis player, except this one, has been a world No. 1 in both singles and doubles. Yes, we are talking about the fabulous Kim Clijsters. During her impressive career, Clijsters has won a total of six Grand Slam tournament titles, four singles and two doubles. And even though she is now 37 years, people still wonder whether Kim Clijsters will really hang up the racquet for good. In recent years she has occasionally commentated at the Grand Slam tournaments as well as served as a part-time coach to numerous players. As of 2020, her net worth was valued at $20 million.
David Goffin – $15 Million
Another relative newcomer to the world of tennis…he goes by the name of David Goffin. The Belgian-born professional tennis player only turned pro when he was 19 years old, but is currently the highest-ranked Belgian male and the first to reach the Association of Tennis Professionals top 10. Although the 30-year-old only has 6 career titles to his name, experts have said he will truly achieve greatness in the world of tennis. David Goffin’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million.
Ashleigh Barty – $13 Million
Believe it or not, but this professional tennis player actually used to play other very popular sports, they were cricket and netball. However, it seemed as though Auastrlain professional tennis player was destined to excel in the world of tennis. Barty claimed the 2019 French Open title and became the first Australian to win in Paris since Margaret Court in 1973. The now 23-year seems more determined than ever to conquer the courts around the world. Her estimated net worth is roughly $13 million.
Kevin Anderson – $9 Million
South African-born Kevin Anderson began playing tennis at the age of 6. It emerged that Anderson already took on Rafael Nadal during the 2017 US Open junior circuit when he was only 12 years old. Since then he has been through a lot of trials and tribulations to get where he is today. He may not be amongst the top 10 tennis players, but he certainly does have tremendous skill. Anderson is 34 years old and has so far won 7 career titles. He is an estimated net woerth of $9 million.