For decades tennis has been one of the dominating sports in the world, and every year billions of people follow its tournament and the players on the field.
Although many recreational athletes have played the sports, swinging their rackets, only a few have managed to get to the top. The champions who have earned fame have also made a fortune from their career earnings, ranking themselves among the world's top richest tennis players.
Be that as it may, here is the list of the top 20 richest tennis players based on their net worth. Let's take a peek at 2022 wealthiest champs.
1. Ion Tiriac
Ion Tiriac is a former tennis player who turned into a businessman and was titled the third wealthy businessman from Romania in 2020, as mentioned by Forbes magazine. He is the head of the Tiriac Group, known for auto, financial services, real estate, and more. The company's estimated revenue is approximately $332 million & also represented Romania internationally in the Davis Cup finals and Winter Olympics.
He is known for owning over 400 models of motorcycle and car collection. In 2012, the former champ also made news for having a luxurious penthouse in Baneasa, Bucharest, and in 2022, he sold his Madrid Open with a deal of 360 million euros.
Ion started many investments and businesses after tennis, adding millions to his wealth. He now lives his lavish life in a luxurious home, owning fancy cars collection.
Tiriac estimated net worth at present days is $1.2 billion.
2. Roger Federer
A Swiss-born professional tennis player Roger Federer has prize money of $130,594,339 to date and is notable for earning almost a billion off the court. He has worked with top companies like Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Rolex, and more.
He also signed a $300 million contract with the Japanese brand Uniqlo for ten years in 2018. As per Forbes, he was the highest-paid athlete in 2020 and known for being the world no. 1 for 310 weeks. Besides his earnings, he owns a luxurious glass house worth £6.5 million with a Lake Zurich view.
The tennis champ also owns a $23.5 million penthouse in Dubai with a view of the marina, and an $8.7 million estate in Wolleru, Schwyz. His car collection includes Mercedes AMG GTS, Mercedes AMG G63, Mercedes SL AMG, Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S, Mercedes CLS 450, Mercedes AMG SLS, Range Rover SVR, and more.
Also, he owns a private jet and spent his holiday on an expensive yacht in 2020. At present days, Roger expected net worth is $550 million.
3. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is a famous Serbian professional tennis player, with $156,541,453 as his prize money. Regardless of mostly earning from his tournaments, he has also gained millions from the endorsement.
In 2012, he signed a contract with Uniqlo for five years, earning himself eight million euros. He then further signed a deal with renowned brands like Mercedez-Benz and Seiko. Verdict reported in 2018 that the player made his 94% earnings from lucrative sponsorship.
Moreover, Novak also signed $300 million with Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo and $4 million every year dealing with the brand Asics. Also, since 2014, the player has been getting $5 million each year from Seiko.
Throughout his career, he has worked with several famous brands in the athletic industry, sports equipment, fashion, watches & jewelry, cars, wine, and banking. With all the earnings, he lives his luxurious life at the £8.5 million Marbella mansion.
He also owns two condos in New York city with Mercedes S-500, Tesla Model X, Audi R8, and more in his car collection while having a private jet.
Considering his wealth and earnings, he has a net worth of approximately $220 million.
4. Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player with prize money of $130,681,472. He has already earned more than $500 million on and off the court through the tournaments and endorsements.
Moreover, one of the most famous brands in the world, Kia Motors, sponsored him in 2006, following other popular brands like Nike. He is also known for representing Lanvin colognes, Emporio Armani, Quely, and PokerStars.
Besides his earnings, as per The Sun, Rafa currently resides in a £3 million Majorca mansion, owning £4.5 million super yachts and a £5 million private jet. In 2019, he sold his Italian-built MCY 76 motor and bought 80 Sunreed Power Catamaran for £4.5 million.
As of now, Nadal's expected net worth is roughly $220 million.
5. Serena Williams
An American professional tennis player Serena Williams has already secured the prize money of $94,524,403. Besides her tennis career, she has also managed to earn over $30 million off the court and made several appearances on the TV screen.
Moreover, she founded the clothing line S and holds minority stakes in the Miami Dolphins and the UFC. Over the years, she has invested in various business ventures, gaining millions of profit. As mentioned by CNBC in 2019, she joined the brand Poshmark with a plan for revenue of $150 million.
What's more, she has also worked with the famous brand Nike, with the range of $40 million. Serena has secured roughly $250 million as her net worth from her tennis career, endorsements, and ventures.
6. Maria Sharapova
Former Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has secured prize money of $38,777,962 from her tournaments. As mentioned by Forbes, she was the highest-paid female athlete for 11 consecutive years in the world, earning $280 million since 2011.
As reported by Forbes in 2019, she has earned around $6 million, only from endorsements. Maria is notable for representing brands like Nike, Head, Porsche, and Evian. Besides, she also owns a candy business Sugarpova & which opened it's worth $20 million in 2018 in FOX Business after investing $500,000. Her business Sugarpova has annual revenue in the range of $20 million with a company value of $195 million.
At present, Maria's estimated net worth is approximately $180 million.
7. Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi is a former tennis champion with prize money of $31,152,975. He has established a company with his wife, Steffi Graf, named Agassi Graf Holdings, and later invested in the nightclub Pure, only to sell their Pure stake to Angel Management Group.
He then invested in the furniture line named after Agassi Graf Collection, making a deal with Kreiss Enterprises. Andre spent $23 million on the luxurious Tiburon mansion in 2001 with his better half.
However, he ended up selling the estate at the loss of $3 million, giving away the mansion for $20 million. Further, in 2021, he listed one of his Vegas property homes for $2.4 million.
As of now, Agassi's estimated net worth is approximately $175 million.
8. Pete Sampras
Former Tennis World no. 1 Pete Sampras has prize money of $43,280,489 from his tournaments. Besides his sports career, he has earned $100 million off the court through endorsements, appearances, and others.
Sampras has also invested in real estate and brought many properties to Los Angeles. In 2009, he spent $5.6 million with his wife on the Brentwood estate & likewise has spent his earnings investing in a property. Further, they sold the estate for $8.9 million, gaining themself a profit of over $3 million.
Also, he and his other half purchased a property in Bel-Air for $5.9 million in 2014 and much more. Pete has spent millions of his earnings on real estate while multiplying his wealth.
He now has an estimated net worth of $150 million.
9. Andy Murray
Andy Murray is a British professional tennis player with current prize money of $62,779579. Besides his sports career, he has made over $10 million off the court while first making a five-year deal with the German manufacturer brand Adidas worth £30 million.
Further, Murray started his partnership with Under Armour, an athletic apparel company, in 2014, with a worth of $25million. Besides, he has also worked with the Head racket company, representing their brand. Andy also signed with Rado, who paid him £1 million to wear their brand watches. He also owns a brand AMC, a tennis apparel label with Castore.
Murray has an estimated net worth of $100 million.
10. John McEnroe
American former professional tennis player John McEnroe earned the prize money of $12,552,132. After he retired from sports, he worked as a commentator, talk-show host, game host, and many more.
His expected earnings as the BBC commentator is more than £150,000. John also owns several estates with his wife Patty in Malibu, like having a $3.35 million ranch-style residence and bought exclusive Paradise Cove for $21 million.
Additionally, he owns $50 million in real estate with his other half in Los Angeles and $4.2 million in estates in Southhampton, NY. In 2022, he sold his Malibu mansion for US$29 million.
His expected net worth as of now is $100 million.
11. Venus Williams
An American professional tennis player and one of the dominating women on the court, Venus Williams has prize money of $42,173,992 to date. Besides her sports career, she has secured more than $5 million from brand endorsements.
Also, she is the chief executive officer of her interior design firm "V Starr interiors," and designed for the Public Broadcasting Service. Further, in 2007, she launched a fashion line, EleVen, partnering with Steve & Barry's. Venus also became the minority owner of the Miami Dolphins with her sister Serena.
She then released the book in June 2010, titled "Come to Win; On How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession," which was listed on The New York Times Best Seller List.
Williams has an expected net worth of $95 million as of the moment.
12. Anna Kournikova
Anna Kournikova is a retired professional tennis player who has earned $3,584,662 prize money and millions from endorsement deals. Together with being a famous athlete, she is also a TV personality who appeared in "Me, Myself & Irene" in 2000.
In the same year, she became the new face of the sports bras brand Berlei, signing a deal of $5 million. Following it, she also appeared in different publications like Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Men's magazine, Maxim, and FHM.
Further, in 2010, she served NBC's "The Biggest Loser," leading the contestants. As of now, her estimated net worth is roughly $50 million.
13. Li Na
Former Chinese tennis player Li Na was once the highest-paid athlete, with an $18 million salary. She retired from her sports career in 2014, managing to get prize money of $16,709,074.
She is notable for being one of the most popular marketable athletes in the world. Li Na first appeared on the Time magazine cover, getting into the list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2013. The magazine also mentioned her getting $40 million from the endorsement during that period in the featured article "The Passion of Li Na."
Nike sponsored Li's clothing and footwear for several years. Meanwhile, they also permitted her to wear other brands' patches on her Nike tennis shirt after the negotiation.
After signing with Nike and IMG, she is also known for her deal, with seven other endorsements in multiple years, worth more than $2 million.
With all the earnings in her career, Li's expected net worth is approximately $60 million.
14. Bjorn Borg
Former World No. 1 Bjorn Borg won 77-total tournaments in his career, securing $3,655,754 as his prize money. In 2018, after decades, he reunited with the famous brand FILA, signing a deal.
Besides, he also has his trademark registered in the late 1980s with his name, intending to provide the best possible service to the licensees and its distributors, leading in sports fashion. Moreover, the brand collaborated with the long-term ambassador & famous Swedish-American artists Joel Kinnaman in the first campaign.
The brand Bjorn Borg's revenue in 2020 was 705.2 million SEK, & in 2022, the company's revenue might have been rising with increasing sales.
Either way, his expected net worth is roughly $40 million to date.
15. Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick is a former tennis champ and the world no.1 who has secured the prize money of $20,640,030 from different tournaments. Additionally, he has also earned millions only from endorsements.
Besides his tennis career, Andy has also invested in real estate. In 2019, he sold his 15-acre mansion for $4.65 million after buying it for $3.7 million in 2013. Before, Andy went for a $300,000 property in 2012 with Andy and brought it. In the same year, he sold his property for $350,000.
He has now moved into real estate with the help of his business buddy Phillip Meyers. Moreover, they together serve Roddimeyer III LLC as its member and director. The company's estimated annual revenue is more than $733,200.
Considering that, the former champ expected net worth is $40 million.
16. Agnieszka Radwańska
A former Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwańska has earned $27,683,807 in prize money from her sports career. Besides her sports career, she has worked for several brand endorsements.
With her love for Cheesecake Factory, she first started representing the restaurant in 2014, wearing its logo in her every game. In the same year, she was also named the highest-paid athlete by Forbes with $3.8 million in earnings and an endorsement income of $3 million from Cheesecake Factory, Rado, Lexus, and others.
She also signed a three-year contract with the famous watch company Rado in 2014, becoming the third tennis player to represent the brand. Agnieszka later went for other sponsorship agreements like Babolat, Play, Lexus, Vanquis Bank, Lotto Sport Italia, Amica, and Dayli.
Further, she also worked for Workday, Inc, and became a Lotos ambassador. Meanwhile, she represented different cosmetics brands that directly added value to her net worth.
At present, she has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
17. Billie Jean King
A former World No. 1 Billie Jean King is the first female athlete who managed to win over $100,000 prize money. She is still notable for upholding equal prize money in men's and women's tournaments.
During her tennis career, she secured 39 main titles, 16 women's doubles, 12 singles, and 11 mixed doubles, earning herself $1,966,487 the prize money. In 2018, she became the professional baseball team Los Angeles Dodgers minority owners, along with her wife, Ilana Kloss.
In 2020, she called off the $2 million real estate deal of 301 Lock Lane. Besides, she also portrayed the judge role in 2007 on Law & Order and made her appearance in 1973 The Odd Couple, 2006 The L Word, 2009 Ugly Betty, 2020 The Bold Type, and 2016 Fresh Off The Boat. Throwback to 2008, she also published a book titled "Pressure is a Privilege: Lessons I've Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes."
Taking all that into account, King expected net worth in recent days is roughly $20 million.
18. Jim Courier
Jim Courier is a former tennis champion turned coach turned analyst for sports networks. Throughout his athletic career, he earned $14,034,132 as his prize money.
He has been a commentator and analyst on multiple channels like USA Network, TNT, NBC Sports, ITV, Tennis Channel, Sky Sports, and Seven and Nine Network. Further, in 2004, he founded a New York-based event production company called InsideOut Sport & Entertainment, which had a revenue of $5 million. As the Observer reported in 2004, he bought a prime piece of downtown real estate of value $3.26 million at the time in 62 Cooper Square.
His estimated net worth is approximately $18 million to date.
19. Chris Evert
A retired professional tennis player Chris Evert has made millions only from her athletic career and brand endorsements. Winning the tournaments for a series of years, she has earned $8,895,195 as her prize money.
After her excellent tennis career, she now serves one of the great sports channels, ESPN as an analyst. It got known that the network's average pay for their analyst is more than $60,000 per year. As Evert is a veteran commentator on the field, she might have a little over average as her salary.
Besides, she also owns a tennis training center, Evert Tennis Academy, which had a revenue of $8 million, and also serves Tennis magazine as the publisher. She then started a line of tennis and active apparel named Chrissie by Tail with Tail Activewear. Previously, she slashed $1 million for her 5-acre estate in Boca Raton, FL.
Chris expected net worth considering all her earnings is $16 million.
20. Ana Ivanovic
A Serbian former professional tennis player, Ana Ivanovic, is notable for being a tennis pro and for her good looks, being the 11th FHM's Sexiest Women in the list of 2009.
Besides her athletic career, Ivanovic has also appeared in tennis video games and the Serbian rapper song name "Hurricane Aba." She retired from her tennis career early due to an injury and represents several famous brands. She is an Adidas spokeswoman and the ambassador for Brax Fashion and Rolex. However, the one thing she is prominent for is being the UNICEF national ambassador for Serbia on 8 September 2007, with an extension contract in the following year.
Furthermore, she has signed a lifetime contract with the German athletic brand Adidas, receiving $3.5 million in a year, as reported by SP in 2010. Even though she retired young, Anna still represents the brand as its spokeswoman.
Ivanovic has an estimated net worth of $16 million, with $15,510,787 prize money from her tennis career.