Pete Sampras is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He has won a record 14 Grand Slams during his career. He was the number one ranked player in the world for six successive years & no one has managed to break this feat till now. His only major failure was his inability to win the French Open. He stayed at the pole position for 286 weeks & established a world record, yet to be broken. He had a long standing tennis rivalry with his contemporary Andre Agassi. He started his career in 1988 & retired in a blaze of glory after emerging victorious at the 2002 US Open.
Pete Sampras is a very rich person due the enormous amount of money he has made during his playing days as prize money and by signing lucrative endorsement deals. He reportedly earned about 43 million USD from playing tennis. He has made his tennis earning look like small change with his ad deals. He used to earn about 8 million USD per year during his playing days as endorsement fees. He was brand ambassador for Nike. His current bank balance stands at a staggering 150 million USD!
Pete Sampras 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 high value endorsement deals. He has a few luxury homes in California. He sold off his Beverly Hills mansion in California for 17 million USD in 2008 & moved to another one in the same state at a place called Thousand Oaks. It is reportedly worth around 25 million now. He drives around in a Porsche 911 Turbo & has a few other luxury cars. He owns his own private jet. Even though he is now retired, he still plays benefit matches to raise money for disadvantaged people.
Pete’s Sampras’s family is of Greek origin. He was born to Georgia & Sammy Sampras. He has two elder & one younger sibling. He was brought up under a very strong influence of Greek Orthodox Christian traditions. He had a very stable childhood. His talent was apparent from a very early age & he received complete family support in pursuing tennis. He started dating Hollywood actress & former beauty queen Bridgette Wilson & got married to her in the year 2000. The couple has 2 kids, one son & a daughter. His personal life has not been tainted by any scandal so far & he enjoys a very happy family life.