Who is the Richest Tennis Player?

Ever wondered who the richest tennis players in the world are? You might have heard of most of the top ten, but the number one might surprise you!

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Tennis players are known for being some of the highest-paid athletes in the world, but who’s the richest of them all? The answer might surprise you! 

Before we dive into the top ten wealthiest tennis players in the world, you should know that the US Open kicks off on August 22nd. Bookies are accepting tennis bets for the event now. To find the best tennis betting odds, be sure to shop around at top US sportsbooks.  You can use our independent sportsbook reviews to find the perfect site where you can place your bets today. 

The winner of this year’s US Open will take home $2.5 million. While most of us can only dream of that paycheck, for the high-flying tennis stars it may just be a drop in the ocean. Read on to find out the richest tennis players in 2022:

10) John McEnroe

  • Net Worth: $100 million
  • Current Profession: Commentator
  • Most Notable Career Achievement: Only male player to win 70+ titles in both the men’s singles and the men’s doubles divisions

The controversial John McEnroe kicks off our top ten. Over the course of his blisteringly successful tennis career, McEnroe racked up over $12 million in winnings. His on-court antics made him a fan-favorite and led to a number of high-value endorsement deals which grew his wealth significantly. Today, McEnroe can frequently be found commentating on top matches for the likes of ESPN, CBS and NBC.

Andy Murray celebrates after winning a game of tennis

Scotland’s Andy Murray has struggled with injuries in recent years.

9) Andy Murray

  • Net Worth: $100 million
  • Current Profession: Tennis Player
  • Most Notable Career Achievement: Only player with two Olympic gold medals in singles

The Scot’s recent bad luck with injuries begs the question, ‘does he really have to play tennis anymore?’ The answer is a resounding no. Despite being famously indifferent to the media, Murray has become a national hero in his home country. His $62 million in prize money has been bolstered by eight-figure deals with Adidas and Under Armour. 

8) Maria Sharapova

  • Net Worth: $135 million
  • Current Profession: Retired
  • Most Notable Career Achievement: Career Grand Slam

As one of the most marketable stars in tennis for the last decade, Sharapova attracted enormous sponsorships which made her career earnings seem tiny! The Russian was named as Forbes’ highest paid female athlete in 2006 and continued to top the chart until 2016. Notable partnerships include Motorola, Tiffany, Land Rover, Cannon and Gatorade. Sharapova’s 2010 deal with Nike was worth $70 million alone!

7) Pete Sampras

  • Net Worth: $150 million
  • Current Profession: Retired
  • Most Notable Career Achievement: Record six year-end no. 1 rankings

Sampras won 14 major singles titles in the 14 years of his senior career. At the time of his retirement, he held the records for the most major singles won, most Wimbledon titles (7) and joint most US Open titles (5). His $43 million in career earnings have been boosted by sponsorships from the likes of Nike, Wilson and Pizza Hut.

6) Andre Agassi

  • Net Worth: $175 million
  • Current Profession: Philanthropist
  • Most Notable Career Achievement: Career Super Slam

Unlike many others on the tennis rich list, Agassi’s wealth has primarily come from sources of income besides tennis. Over the course of his career, he won around $31 million. While that’s nothing to scoff at, it is a relatively small portion of his $175 million fortune. 

At the peak of his career, Agassi was making around $25 million each year in endorsements and sponsorships. He has also dabbled in commentary, investing and business management. Notably, he worked as a high-level tennis coach, partnering with Djokovic and Dimitrov from 2017-2020.

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova smile with trophies

Serena might top the rich list, but Maria Sharapova, left, won when the two faced off in the 2004 Wimbledon final.

5) Serena Williams

  • Net Worth: $180 million
  • Current Profession: Tennis Player
  • Most Notable Career Achievement: Most combined major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles among active players

Landing in 5th place, Williams is the wealthiest female tennis player of all time. Her $94 million in career earnings has been almost doubled through endorsement deals, sponsorships, appearances and investments. 

Williams has invested in more than 60 start-ups through Serena Ventures. She also owns a small stake in the Miami Dolphins. An honorable mention goes to her sister, Venus, who is the 11th richest tennis player of all time. 

4) Rafael Nadal

  • Net Worth: $180 million
  • Current Profession: Tennis Player
  • Most Notable Career Achievement: Most Grand Slam wins in history

The King of the Clay ranks fourth on the rich list. There isn’t much in tennis he hasn’t won, but Nadal’s record-shattering 14 French Open titles are especially impressive. Since he started competing at the tournament in 2005, he has upheld an insane win rate of 97%. To date, his career winnings stand at upwards of $131 million. 

Outside of tennis, Nadal owns and operates a handful of sports centers around the world. His keen interest in football has also led to the partial ownership of his local team.

3) Npvak Djokovic

  • Net Worth: $200 million
  • Current Profession: Tennis Player
  • Most Notable Career Achievement: Holds men’s record for the most weeks at World No. 1

While Djokovic leads the pack in career earnings with winnings topping more than $150 million, he can only manage third in the all-time wealth rankings. The Serbian’s further fortune has been built through sponsorships and business ventures, including restaurants and cafes. Djokovic’s controversial views on diet and medicine have undoubtedly limited his commercial appeal, but his name will go down in the history books as one of the greats. 

2) Roger Federer

  • Net Worth: $450 million
  • Current Profession: Tennis Player
  • Most Notable Career Achievement: GQ’s Most Stylish Man of the Decade, plus 20 Grand Slams and 2 Olympic medals

Whether you believe Nadal, Djokovic or Federer is the greatest male player of all time is irrelevant. When it comes to wealth, Federer wins. The Swiss heartthrob has won a cool $130 million in prize money which has been topped up with hefty endorsement deals ranging from clothing and cars to chocolate and credit cards. 

1) Ion Tiriac

Ion Tiriac is the richest tennis player alive

The richest tennis player, Ion Tiriac, can often be seen watching major games from the VIP section.

  • Net Worth: $2 billion
  • Current Profession: Businessman & President of the Romanian Tennis Federation
  • Most Notable Career Achievement: 1970 French Open win in doubles 

We don’t blame you for not knowing Ion Tiriac, but it doesn’t change the fact that he is the richest tennis player alive. Tiriac played professional ice hockey and competed at the 1964 Winter Olympics before switching to tennis where he racked up 22 career wins in doubles.

Tiriac’s enormous wealth has come from his business acumen. The Romanian founded and invested in innumerable businesses, most notably post-Communist Russia’s first private bank. While working in the business sphere, Tiriac has continuously shown his passion for the sport of tennis throughout the years, acting as a coach, advisor, agent and manager on and off since the 80s. 

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