- Full Name: Roger Federer
- Born: 08/08/1981
- Place of Birth: Switzerland
- Occupation: Athlete
- Marital Status: Married
Roger Federer’s Net Worth History
Roger Federer has accumulated a net worth of $320 million through his career as a professional tennis player. The 34-year-old Swiss has earned over $92 million to date in prize money, while much of his fortune comes courtesy of appearance fees, exhibitions and endorsements – he has signed lucrative sponsorship deals with Nike, Rolex and Gillette.
About Roger Federer
Born in Basel in 1981, Federer’s rise to tennis stardom was rapid, and his domination of the sport over the past decade is unparalleled. He has won a record 17 Grand Slam titles – including seven Wimbledons – and has spent a total of 302 weeks as the world’s number one ranked player.
Federer’s first major breakthrough came at Wimbledon in 2001 when he toppled the tournament’s seven-time champion, Pete Sampras, in five sets. He would go on to lose to Tim Henman in the semi-finals before winning the title for the first time two years later, defeating Australia’s Mark Philippoussis in straight sets. Federer’s unbroken reign at the event lasted until 2008, when he was beaten by Spanish nemesis Rafael Nadal.
While grass is undoubtedly Federer’s most successful surface, he has also dominated on hard-courts as well as being a solid competitor on clay, and he would have likely enjoyed better fortunes on the red brick had Nadal not been around. Federer has nine titles at the tour’s two hard-court Grand Slams – four at the Australian Open and five at the US Open. He won his first, and so far only, French Open in 2009, but he has lost in four other Roland Garros finals – each time to Nadal.
As he has aged and his adversaries have reached their prime, Federer’s success has become more sparse. However, he enjoyed a resurgence in 2012, when he ended a 30-month Grand Slam drought by winning Wimbledon, which helped him ascend to the top of the rankings once again. He has reached two Grand Slam finals since – both at Wimbledon – but he has lost on each occasion to Serbia’s Novak Djokovic.
As of August 2015, the Swiss juggernaut has won 86 ATP titles and compiled over 1000 match wins. Federer has won four tournaments this season while finishing runner-up three times, and he is currently ranked second in the world. He has earned over $3.8 million in prize money this year alone, with his biggest pay cheque coming at Wimbledon, where he pocketed just under $1.5 million.
Despite breaking multiple records, it was not until 2014 before Federer won the Davis Cup – tennis’ team event. He spearheaded the Swiss challenge along with compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, and they claimed the trophy in November that year with victory over France in Lille.
Having outlasted many of his former rivals, Federer’s longevity at the peak of the sport is almost unmatched. He has wished to continue playing until at least the Rio Olympics in 2016 as he seeks to win the singles gold – one of the few feats he has not achieved in a glittering career.
Federer is married to Mirka – a former tennis player herself – and they have two sets of twins, with the most recent coming in May 2014.