Roger Federer is more than arguably the greatest tennis player of all-time. He’s a brand. He’s a business man. He’s a humanitarian.
While Fed-Ex’s nearly two-decade run of transcendence on the court in nothing short of remarkable, his work off it is also highly impressive. Here’s everything you need to know about his net worth, earnings, endorsements and charity work:
1. His Net Worth Is Estimated at $400 Million
It’s always important to take these net worth numbers with a significant grain of salt because they are often fairly large estimates, but no matter what the actual number is, it’s safe to say Federer is going to be pretty well off when (if) he retires.
aAnd while it’s hard to nail down an exact net worth, these next numbers are much more concrete.
2. He’s Made More Than $100 Million on Tour
Prior to 2017 Wimbledon, Federer held a career ATP singles record of 1104-247 with 18 Grand Slam titles, six year-end Championship titles, 26 Masters tournament titles and 92 overall titles. Those legendary accomplishments have earned him a total of $104,445,185 in prize money.
That’s second only to Novak Djokovic, who has collected a little more than $109 million in career earnings.
If Federer does capture his eighth Wimbledon title, the $2.85 million in prize money would push him up to about $8.46 million earned on Tour in 2017 alone. We’re only in July, but that would be the most for him in a single year since 2015. That’s also about $43,000 per day in 2017 in prize money alone.
3. He Has Endorsements With Nike, Rolex, Mercedes-Benz & Others
Of course, Federer’s prize money is only a very small fraction of his income. The majority of his wealth comes from a variety of different endorsement deals, which isn’t all that surprising considering he’s regarded as the most marketable athlete on the planet according to the London School of Marketing.
In 2008, Federer, who had been with Nike since 2002, signed a 10-year extension with the global sports apparel company worth up to $13 million per year in 2008. The next year, he signed a 10-year deal with Credit Suisse for $20 million. In 2010, he joined Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he landed a $15 million deal with Rolex.
And yet he remains one of the most humble individuals in all of sports.
“I think the normality of Roger is what surprises everybody,” said former pro and ESPN commentator Darren Cahill. “For somebody who’s achieved what he’s achieved, I think a lot of people build up an exterior wall to block it out. But he hasn’t got a wall at all.”
4. He’s 4th on Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid Athletes
This all equates to a yearly income of $64 million. That’s according to Forbes’ 2017 list of World’s Highest-Paid Athletes, which reveals that in the previous fiscal year Federer pulled in $58 million in endorsements and $6 million in prize money. He trails only Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James and Lionel Messi.
Federer, who has 7.59 million Twitter followers and 3.4 million Instagram followers, also appeared on ESPN’s Fame 100 list, which combined “endorsements with social media following and internet search popularity” to find the most famous athletes. Once again, he came in fourth behind Ronaldo, LeBron and Messi.
5. The Roger Federer Foundation Has Been Running Strong for More Than a Decade
The Roger Federer Foundation, which was founded in 2003, “supports educational projects located in the region of southern Africa and Switzerland.” The foundation has provided access to education for over 600,000 children in these areas, with one million being the goal for 2018.
According to Forbes, the foundation has raised $40 million since its inception and donated $30 million to education programs in Africa. Most recently, an exhibition match between Federer and John Isner in Seattle raised $ 2 million.
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