Today we’re talking about the top 10 richest tennis players in the world. As far as sports go, tennis is relatively new having been first conceived in the mid-19th century. Since then however, tennis has grown immensely popular and is played both casually and competitively around the world. With this popularity boom also comes big money to be made and a number of talented athletes have become immensely successful, as well as immensely wealthy through the sport. However, only the elite are able to crack into the top 10. So, without further ado let’s get on with our list of the top 10 richest tennis players in the world.
10: Sloane Stephens – Net Worth $12.1 Million
Our list of the richest tennis players in the world begins with Sloane Stephens. She was born in the United States Stephens began her professional tennis career in 2009 at the age of 16. She quickly climbs the ranks of the professional tennis ladder achieving a world ranking of number 5 among the juniors in 2010. Sloane Stephens won 3 of 4 doubles matches in that year’s grand slam along with Tímea Babos as her partner.
Her true claim to fame is the 2013 Australian Open. Where she defeated the well-known Serena Williams who was ranked at number 3 at the time. She has since achieved much success in the tennis world, She snagged six women’s tennis association titles, two international tennis federation titles and one US open victory in 2017. After these victories, she earned a peak ranking of number 3 in the world. Over the course of her career, she’s netted approximately $20.1 Million making her one of the tenth richest tennis players in the world.
9: Grigor Dimitrov – Net Worth $15.7 Million
Next, on our list of the richest tennis players, we have Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov. Dimitrov began his tennis journey at the age of 17 in the year 2008. He began his career with a bang achieving the world ranking of number one in the junior division. And he’s enjoyed much success in that time. Although he’s never won a Grand Slam Title. Dimitrov has totaled 8 different ATP titles and his peak ranking of number 3 was achieved after winning the tour finals in 2017. To date, Dimitrov is considered the most successful Bulgarian tennis player in history. He is the first from the nation to earn over $1 Million. Holding a to date total of around $25.7 Million makes Dimitrov the richest tennis players from Bulgaria. As well as the ninth wealthiest tennis player in the world.
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8: Garbine Muguruza – Net Worth $17.1 Million
Claiming the spot as the eighth among 10 richest tennis players in the world is Garbine Muguruza. A native of Venezuela, Muguruza moved to Spain when she was 6 years old. It’s in this country that her tennis career began back in 2012. She’s since accumulated impressive repertoire titles including 6 women’s tennis association and 7 international tennis federation titles in singles. As well as 5 women’s tennis association and one international tennis federation titles in doubles.
In 2016, she defeated Serena Williams who was at the time ranked number one to claim her first grand slam victory at the French Open earning her the rank of number 2 worldwide. Her success wouldn’t end as the second best, however, as the following year, she defeated Venus Williams at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. Which earns Muguruza both her second grand slam victory as well as number one world ranking. These impressive stats have garnered Muguruza a net worth of $27.1 Million.
7: Kei Nishikori – Net Worth $20.2 Million
Kei Nishikori stands as the seventh on the list of richest tennis players. A Japanese native Nishikori made his professional tennis debut in the year 2007. During the course of his career, he’s earned a total of 11 different singles titles. This fact has made him the most successful tennis player from any Asian country. Although a grand slam victory has consistently eluded him. Nishikori has frequented the top 4 making it at least to the quarter finals 7 different times. Nishikori is also the first player to make our list that’s placed in the Olympic Games, taking home the bronze medal in 2016. His consistent tennis success has earned him a lifetime total of $30.2 Million.
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6: Caroline Wozniacki – Net Worth $30.9 Million
The sixth spot on our list of the richest tennis players in the world belongs to a Denmark native Caroline Wozniacki. She’s been playing professional tennis since 2005 and has enjoyed a wealth of success during her career. To date, Wozniacki has earned a whopping 35 different titles through the women’s tennis association and international tennis federation. She’s also earned the number one ranking a total of 3 times in the years 2010, 2011 and in 2018. In addition, she has an overall victory in both the 2017 tour finals and the 2018 Australian Open. These impressive numbers have earned her a total of $40.9 Million throughout the course of her career.
5: Andy Murray – Net Worth $60.9 Million
Sir Andrew Barron Murray is more colloquially known as Andy Murray. He is a native of Scotland who began his professional tennis career in 2005. During his decade long career, Murray has netted an impressive assortment of achievements, beginning with a massive 47 total titles. To accompany these titles are a huge number of major victories. Murray has won 3 separate grand slam titles, a US Open win in 2012 and 2 Wimbledon victories in 2013 and 2016.
His 2016 victory was accompanied by a tour final win the same year. The combination of which earned him the rank of number 1 tennis player and 5th on the list of richest tennis players in the world. If this isn’t impressive enough Murray also has earned 2 Olympic gold medals, one in 2012 and another in 2016. These accomplishments are enough to have earned him a total net worth of $90.9 Million. Which gives him the title of the fifth richest tennis player in the world.
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4: Serena Williams – Net Worth $88.2 Million
Next up is none other than the American born tennis star Serena Williams. More or less a household name at this point in her career Williams’s accomplishments during her 23-year long career are numerous. She holds a total of 95 women’s tennis association titles and 48 various major tournament victories, 39 of which are grand slam wins. If this isn’t a crazy enough record? Williams also has won a gold medal during the Olympic Games four times over. This insane career has earned Williams approximately $98.2 Million. Which makes her the richest tennis players (female) in the world as well as the 4th richest player overall.
3: Rafael Nadal – Net Worth $103 Million
In our third-place spot, as well as the first on our list to break the $100 Million mark is the Spanish native Rafael Nadal. Since the beginning of his professional career in 2001, Nadal has played well over 1000 professional matches, raking in over 91 different titles. Nadal found his stride in 2005, winning his first grand slam title at the French Open and has been on a roll ever since. Currently, Nadal holds a total of 17 grand slam victories as well as four Davis Cup wins. To top off this record, Nadal has also received the gold medal at the Olympic Games twice. His career has left him with around $120 Million.
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2: Roger Federer – Net Worth $118 Million
The runner up for the richest tennis players in the world and only a stone’s throw away from the top spot is Roger Federer. This Switzerland native began his professional tennis career in 1998. But it wasn’t until 2003 that he actually had a stride. Since that time, however, he’s become immensely successful at the sport, currently holding 106 different career titles. He has seen victories in a variety of tournaments including 20 grand slam victories, 6 tour final wins and a single Davis Cup victory and two overall wins in the Hopman Cup. Federer has also placed in the Olympic Games twice earning a gold medal in 2008 and a silver medal in 2012. This has earned him approximately $150 Million making him the second wealthiest tennis player in the world.
1: Novak Djokovic – Most Richest Tennis Players – Net Worth $119 Million
Last but certainly not least, the number one spot goes to Novak Djokovic, originally born in Yugoslavia. Djokovic’s currently Serbia’s most successful and richest tennis players. Over his career which began in 2003, he’s netted a total of 72 career titles. His victories at major tournaments include 14 different grand slam victories, 5 tour final wins and a single Davis Cup victory. During his career, Djokovic has made in excess of $170 Million. Which makes him one of the richest tennis players in the world.
Well, that’s it for today, this concludes our list of the top 10 richest tennis players in the world. What do you think of this list? Are you now considering a tennis career after seeing these numbers? Let us know in the comments below. Thank you for spending some time with us.