| $ 175 Million
Professional tennis player
$ 175 Million
- Birthday29th Apr, 70
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
Andre Agassi is one of the greatest players ever to have held a tennis racquet. His unconventional looks allied with his exquisite stroke play made him an instant hit with fans worldwide. He had one of the best service returns ever. He has won all the four Grand Slams on three different surfaces like hard-court, grass court & clay court, an extremely rare feat. In fact he was the first player to triumph on all 3 surfaces. He was won 8 Grand Slam Tiles & was the Singles Gold medalist in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He is the only player in the history of the game to win a Career Super Slam by conquering all four grand slams, an Olympic Gold medal & the ATP World Tour Championships. He still enjoys a cult fan following.
Agassi is a very rich person due the enormous amount of money he made during his playing days as prize money and by signing lucrative endorsement deals. He reportedly earned about 31 million USD from playing tennis. He has made his tennis earning look like small change with his ad deals. He used to earn about 25 million USD per year during his playing days as endorsement fees. His total earnings from ad deals till now are estimated in the region of 225 million USD. His mega deal with Nike alone was worth about 100 million USD in total & he used to receive about 5 million USD on an annual basis. His current bank balance stands at a staggering 175 million USD!
Andre Agassi leads a very luxurious lifestyle due to the enormous amount of money he has made as a successful tennis super star, not to mention his mega endorsement deals. He has luxury homes in Las Vegas & California. His Tiburon estate was reportedly valued at 25 million USD. He owns a fleet of luxury cars like BMW, Ferrari etc. He once used to own a private jet. It’s unclear though if he still owns one. He does a lot of charity work & has started his own philanthropic foundation. Even though he is now retired, he still plays benefit matches to raise money for Cancer patients.
Agassi was born to a man of Assyrian – Armenian origin, Emmanuel Aghassian and Elizabeth. His father represented Iran at the Olympics as a boxer. The family name was changed to “Agassi” after migration to the United States. He had 3 siblings. He has been married twice. His first marriage was to the beautiful Hollywood actress Brooke Shields whom he married in 1997. Unfortunately the relationship didn’t last for more than two years & the couple divorced in 1997. He is currently married to German tennis legend Steffi Graf & the couple have a son & daughter. They tied the knot in 2001.
I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming the hurdles and obstacles that face me. There still is plenty out there to get motivated by.
Tennis was always sort of a - a learning. It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself. And the things that I sort of discovered at times I not only didn't want to see it for myself but I certainly didn't want millions of people to see it.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.
You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.
What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
Did you know?
He is a former World No. 1 professional and was one of the most dominant tennis player.
He was considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time has been called the best service returner in the history of the game.
He was an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist.
He was named Agassi the 7th greatest male player of all time by Sports Illustrated in 2010.
He was was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Newport, Rhode Island on July 9, 2011.