Roger Federer Net WorthReal Name: Roger Federer
Date of Birth: 08/08/1981
Place of Birth: Basel, Switzerland
2017 Net Worth: $300 Million
2016 Earnings: $71.5 Million
Profession: Professional tennis player
Roger Federer Biography
Roger Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1981. His father is Swiss, his mother is South African. He grew up in the Birsfelden and Munchenstein areas, which are close to the German and French borders. His native language is Swiss German, but he is also fluent in English, Standard German, and French.
Switzerland has a compulsory military service law but Federer was deemed unfit due to back problems. He enjoyed playing many different sports, however, including basketball, badminton, and, of course, tennis. He played tennis with his family from a very early age. Federer joined a junior tennis program at 8 years of age and was noticed by an Australian player, Peter Carter, when he was 10. Seeing Federer’s potential, Carter trained with the young boy for the next 4 years. Federer joined Switzerland’s national tennis training center when he was 13 and trained there for another 5 years.
Federer rose quickly through the junior ranks, and as an amateur, he won the Wimbledon junior singles and double titles. He eventually was ranked the number one amateur player in the world. Federer went pro in 1999 and represented Switzerland at the Olympics. Federer would go on to become the number one ranked player in the world, a title he held from February of 2004 until August of 2008. He has won seven Wimbledon titles, the French Open one time, the US Open five times, and the Australian Open four times. This makes Federer one of the highest paid professional athletes in the world.
In addition to his tennis earnings, Federer has many lucrative endorsement deals with brand names such as Nike, Rolex, and Swiss companies such as Nationale Suisse. He has a current net worth of $300 million. Even if he never played professional tennis again, Federer could still earn millions every year with his endorsements.