|Grand Slam wins||20|
|Date of birth||August 08, 1981 (40 years old)|
|Born in||Basel, Switzerland|
|Marital status||married to Miroslava Vavrinec (since 2009)|
|profession||Tennis pro, advertising star|
|nickname||FedEx, King Roger|
|children||4 (Myla Rose, Lenny, Charlene Riva, Leo)|
Roger Federer is really that rich
Roger Federer, the tennis superstar, was not only one of the best- paid athletes in the world for a very long time, but is also in the top 3 in the all-time tennis prize money ranking. Of course, this annual income does not only consist of his games and tennis prize money . As is generally the case with professional tennis players, sponsorship deals are particularly lucrative for him and generate a significant part of his income.
While sponsorship money is more of a kind of bonus payment in other sports, it can – as in the case of Federer – amount to even more than the actual salary earned through wins and games. According to Forbes, his advertising partners , which include Uniqlo, Barilla, Mercedes, Lindt and Rolex, paid him 45 million US dollars a year alone . No active tennis player can hold a candle to him here. With a fortune of 400 million euros, the Swiss is the richest tennis player in the world. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have net worth of around 200 million euros so far, but the two opponents are younger compared to Roger and still have a longer career ahead of them.
Kit change 2018: From Nike to Uniqlo
After 24 years as Nike’s tennis figurehead, the sponsorship deal expired in March 2018 and Roger Federer entered into a 10-year deal with the Japanese fashion brand “Uniqlo” at the age of 37. Allegedly, Uniqlo will pay a total of 250 million euros for these 10 years and will probably also be a lucrative advertising partner for Federer until after Federer’s more active career.
Roger Federer, who was born in Basel on August 8th, is one of the very exceptional talents in tennis and has won many Grand Slam tournaments in his long career. He also holds a world record for being the player who has held the world No. 1 ranking for the longest time.
If you look at these great successes, it may come as a surprise that the young Roger Federer started out as an absolutely average tennis player. While other tennis stars were already celebrated or praised as exceptional talents or at least as successful newcomers in their youth, Federer only acquired his skills gradually, through the joy of playing and perseverance in training.
Tennis itself was by no means his only passion: football also appealed to him. But the year 1993 and the following year 1994 should finally be the decisive point that made Federer finally strive for a tennis career. Because in 1993 he had his first small successes, which made him want to focus entirely on tennis. This trend intensified with his increasing success, so that in 1997 he decided to leave school for the same reason.
Climbing into the top 100 and the way to number 1
Ultimately, Federer’s decision should have been the right one as he made his professional debut just two years later at the age of 18. In the following year he managed to climb into the top 100 in the world rankings, which was firstly a declared medium-term goal of Federer and secondly is important in terms of sponsorship money.
Even in the period that followed, Federer should never get cocky and only ever set himself small goals that seemed realistic to him, such as getting into the top 50 and later into the top 15 in the world rankings. In addition to winning the first Wimbledon tournament in 2003, Federer reached number 1 in the world rankings for the first time two years later and in this way secured sponsorship deals that brought him more than 40 million US dollars a year.
In total, Federer went on to win Wimbledon seven more times – most recently in 2017, winning 19 Grand Slam tournaments, being number one in the world rankings for 302 weeks and a total of 93 career titles. He won gold in doubles at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and silver in singles at the 2012 Olympic Games. This impressive statistic makes Roger Federer one of the most successful tennis players ever.
Grand Slam victories:
- 6x Australian Open (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018)
- 1 x French Open (2009)
- 8x Wimbledon (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017)
- 5x US Open (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Roger Federer Net Worth and Possessions
It is easy to live with a fortune of 400 million euros . Not only that, according to Forbes, Federer earned nearly $23 million more in his professional career than any other professional tennis player. He owns numerous high-priced properties. According to various sources, he commutes with his family mainly between his home country of Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. There he has a luxury apartment for himself and his family in one of the most famous skyscrapers overlooking Jumeirah Beach bought, the value of which, according to their own estimates, is well over 10 million euros. After all, it is a 200 square meter apartment with 5 rooms and training space in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world.
In addition to this property in the hot desert state, the Federers also have an impressive villa in Valbella, Switzerland . Although there were numerous complaints from local residents about this property because the Federers wanted to erect an opaque fence, an agreement was reached with them so that there is now a relaxing residence here as well.
In addition, the Federers bought a new home this year in the Swiss town of Wollerau. A double-digit million amount is estimated for this property . The Federers want to switch off here above all. The small town was chosen in order to have an undisturbed private life or a retreat within Europe.
The disappointment in the municipality of Herrliberg was and is correspondingly great, as Roger Federer would like to exchange his property there for the new one in Wollerau and put the old one up for sale again.
When it comes to cars, he appears just as luxurious as in his living situation. Federer is currently driving a Mercedes Benz SLS-AMG , which is available for a list price of around 225,000 euros.