Andre Kirk Agassi was born on 29 April 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, of Armenian and Assyrian decent on his father’s side. He is a tennis player, who is considered to be one of the best of all time. Andre is famous for being the World No. 1. During his career he has competed in various championships and has won many of them. What is more, Andre has received different titles and awards. Some of the most important include titles of ITF World Champion, ATP Player of the Year and ATP Most Improved Player. Although Agassi has retired from his professional playing career, there is no doubt that there are many people who still admire and look up to him.
If you consider how rich Andre Agassi is, it can be said that Andre‘s estimated net worth is $180 million. The main source of this sum of money is clearly Agassi’s successful career as a tennis player. In addition to this, Andre is involved in various business affairs, which also add to his net worth. Despite the fact that he does not play tennis anymore, there are still many activities that Andre has to take care of.
Andre Agassi Net Worth $180 Million
Andre‘s talent was noticed by his father, and when he was only 13 years old he started attending Nick Bollettieri‘s Tennis Academy. Soon Bollettieri himself was amazed by Andre‘s playing skills and allowed him to attend the academy for free. Agassi’s professional career began when he was 16 years old. In 1987 he became the winner of the Sul American Open competition and this added a lot to Agassi’s net worth. Step by step Andre became more experienced and improved his skills. Later Andre competed in various tournaments and championships, and in 1990 he won the Tennis Masters Cup, and two years later he was named the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year. In 1995 Andre gained one of the biggest acclaims that a tennis player can gain as he became the World No. 1. This had a huge impact on the growth of Andre Agassi’s net worth. In 1997 Agassi experienced an injury and was not able to play for some time. What is more, he started using drugs and even did not want to play tennis for some time.
Despite all of this, Andre was able to overcome his problems and continue his successful career. He resumed participating in competitions and winning various titles and was even able to reach the World No. 1 ranking again. Overall, Agassi won a Career Grand Slam (all four major titles) and eight Grand Slam titles altogether. During his career he won 60 singles titles and championships
Despite his success, Andre decided to retire from professional tennis in 2006. However, Andre continued playing and was even involved in several charity tournaments.
As mentioned, Agassi is also a successful businessman. In 1996 he and others sportsmen opened the restaurant called “Official All Star Café”, which made Andre’s net worth grow. In 2002 he started working with Michael Mina, with whom he opened even more restaurants. What is more, during his career Agassi has worked with such companies as “Kia Motors”, “Ebel”, “Mountain Dew”, “Mazda”, “American Express” among others. These also added a lot to Andre Agassi’s net worth. It is clear that Andre is a very active and hardworking person who will always involve himself in new activities.
If to talk about Andre’s personal life, it can be said that in 1997 he married Brooke Shields, but their marriage only lasted for two years. In 2001 he married former world #1 tennis player Steffi Graf, with whom he has two children. In addition to this, Andre is involved in various philanthropic activities, and he has even created “Andre Agassi Charitable Association”. All in all, Andre Agassi is an extraordinary tennis player, who is now a perfect example to contemporary tennis stars. What is more, he is a very generous person and he tries to help others as much as he can. It is clear that Agassi inspires others and that he will always be known as one of the best tennis players of all time.
Release of his book, "Open: An Autobiography". [October 2009]
Release of the book, "Agassi: The Fall and Rise of the Enfant Terrible of Tennis" by Robert Philip.
Release of the book, "Agassi and Ecstasy: The Turbulent Life of Andre Agassi" by Paul Bauman.
Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2011.
Brother-in-law of Michael Graf.
Son-in-law of Peter Graf and Heidi Graf.
Ex-son-in-law of Teri Shields.
Two months after he resigned as Agassi's business manager in October 2008, Perry Rogers sued Steffi Graf for $50,000 in management fees.
In 2004, his net worth was estimated to be $162 million.
In 2006, he donated $1,070,000 to the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation.
Brother of Phillip Agassi and Tami Agassi.
Won the Australian Open in 1995, which was his first time ever competing in it. It also marked his first and only victory over Pete Sampras in a Grand Slam singles final.
US-born Agassi is the most famous sports personality of Armenian extraction. Acclaimed USSR-born director Sergei Parajanov is the most famous filmmaker of Armenian ethnicity.
Is one of only 6 players to have won more than 800 matches.
Has a record of holding the most Tennis Masters titles (17) as for August 2004.
Always bows and kisses to the public after having won a match.
Daughter Jaz Elle Agassi was born on Friday October 3rd, 2003 at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada
Armenian and Assyrian on his father's side.
Became the oldest men's player - 32 years, 11 months - in ATP history to be ranked #1. Agassi first became #1 on 10 April 1995 and has spent a total of 87 weeks at #1. His most recent time at #1 was from 13 September 1999 - 10 September 2000. (26 April 2003)
Career singles match record: 860-265; career singles titles: 60; prize money: $30,951,275 (as of September 2005)
By winning the 2003 Australian Open, Agassi becomes the oldest man to win a Grand Slam singles title since Ken Rosewall won the Australian in 1972, and only the second man to win a Slam after becoming a father. (25 January 2003).
Has a "career" Grand Slam: the Australian (1995; 2000; 2001; 2003), Roland Garros (1999), Wimbledon (1992) and the U.S. Open (1994; 1999). As of September 2005, he is 8-7 in Grand Slam singles finals.
Owns a 10-seat JetStar, its call letters representing his first Grand Slam title, the 1992 Wimbledon (N-792AA)
The Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a charter school for underprivileged children, opens in West Las Vegas. It is jointly funded by the Agassi Foundation and the Nevada State Department of Education. (August 30, 2001)
Upon the birth of arch-rival Pete Sampras' son Christian on November 2002, in London, UK bookmakers gave the baby a 2,000-1 shot to beat Agassi's and Steffi Graf's son, Jaden Gil, in a Wimbledon final.
With only their mothers as witnesses, Agassi and Steffi Graf were married at his Las Vegas home by District Judge Michael Cherry. So secret was the ceremony, the rest of Agassi's family didn't learn of it until after the fact. [October 2001]
Son of Mike Agassi.
After losing in the first round in 1987, Agassi passed up Wimbledon three years in a row. The reason he gave was that he wasn't allowed to wear his colorful outfits.
Became the first unseeded player since 1930 to win the US Open.
Former brother-in-law of Pancho González. González and Rita Agassi's son, Skylar, played on Bishop-Gorman High School's (Las Vegas) tennis team.
Was rear-ended as he rode to his Las Vegas home from the airport after returning from Wimbledon, injuring his back. [July 2000]
The original name of his father was Agassian but he changed his name to Agassi when he went to America.
Although they had already divorced, Agassi cooperated with Brooke Shields request to obtain an annulment so that she could marry Chris Henchy in the Catholic Church.
Surpassed $1 million in career prize money in December 1988, after just 43 tournaments -- the quickest player in history to do so.
Became only 8th male player in the Open Era to win 50 singles titles. [April 2002]
Print and TV ads for cell phone company T-Mobile with Steffi Graf debuted in Europe. The ads were shot in Las Vegas. [April 2002]
Youngest of four children.
1996 Summer Olympics champion. He and Steffi Graf are the only players in history to win all four Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal.
Jaden Gil Agassi born at 3:30 a.m. at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas to Agassi and Steffi Graf. He was delivered by Dr. Joseph A. Rojas II, and weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces. In a February 2002 interview, Graf disclosed Jaden comes from a masculine form of "jade," a word she had always liked, and Gil was in honor of Agassi's trainer, Gil Reyes. [October 2001]
Practiced with Ilie Nastase and Jimmy Connors as a youngster.
Tennis is lonely. I would have been better off in a team sport. When I started to make a difference in children's lives, I felt like I finally had my team.
Image is everything.
Every day, you have to be better than one person. And what is required each day is always different.
Felt like I've been playing well; played well in Australia, played well last week. You know, was playing well this week but just ran into a guy that played a lot better.
What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
[on playing with wife Steffi Graf] She always wins. The problem is I can't always keep my eyes on the ball.
I've had those years where tennis hasn't been the top priority. There can be some regrets there, but I think that has saved me for the long run. I think my best tennis can still be ahead of me.
[about he and longtime rival Pete Sampras] If either of us woke up as the other one, we would probably go back to sleep, praying it was a dream.