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Novak Djokovic Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic was born on the 22nd May 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia, and is known to the world for having won 12 Grand Slam tennis titles, and for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) ranking him the world No. 1 tennis player in men’s singles tennis for 223 weeks based on the points system allocated to tournaments. So he is generally considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. His career has been active since 2001.
So just how rich is Novak Djokovic? Authoritative sources estimate that Novak’s net worth is over $180 million, as of early 2015, with the main source being his career as a tennis player. Additionally, Djokovic has appeared in various advertisements and signed many endorsements which have added to his wealth, and another source is coming from the restaurant chain “Novak” which he owns. There is little doubt that Djokovic’s fortune will increase as he continues his career in sport, and other activities.
Novak Djokovic Net Worth $180 Million
Novak Djokovic is the son of Srdjan and Dijana Djokovic, and has two younger brothers who are both tennis players. He has been playing tennis since he was four years old, and when he was six in the summer of 1993, Serbian tennis coach Jelena Gencic spotted his talent and started training him. As a 13-year-old, Djokovic went to Munich, Germany, to practice with world-renowned tennis coach Nikola Pilic at his Tennis Academy, and to move on to a higher level of tennis competition. When he was 14, Djokovic’s career entered the international level, as he started competing in recognized tournaments throughout the world, and in 2002 he finished as European champion in the under 16 years category. Two years later, he was ranked the 40th best junior tennis player in the world.
In the 2004 season, Djokovic won his first ATP tournament in Budapest, Hungary, and reached the third round at Wimbledon, which moved him up into the Top 100 tennis players on the ATP list. In the season of 2007, Djokovic reached world No. 3 ranking tennis player by beating the Top 3 – Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer – and reaching the final of the US Open. His net worth was certainly rising.
The following year he won his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, since when he has won 11 more Grand Slam titles, and five end-of-year ATP titles; overall he has won 67 tournaments. His slam titles include six Australian, three Wimbledon, two US and one French. In the season of 2011, Djokovic made history by establishing an impressive winning streak of 43 matches in a row, and so became the world’s No. 1, also increasing his net worth to a large degree.
Thanks mainly to him, Serbia won the international team tennis competition the Davis Cup in 2010, for the first time in history.
Djokovic has won, and been honored with numerous awards; he is a double winner of Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, and BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, the Order of Karadjordje’s Star and the Order of the Republika Srpska. Besides that, he is a UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia. Also, as he speaks several languages, Novak is in demand for TV interviews and shows wherever he plays, which may add to his net worth.
In his personal life, Novak Djokovic and his wife, Jelena Ristic were childhood sweethearts, and began dating in 2005, just when she was becoming a successful model in Europe. They married in July 2014, and have a son.
Djokovic is a member of the Serbian Orthodox Christian church, and was rewarded with The Order of St. Sava 1st class in 2011 “for his demonstrated love for the church and the Serbian people”. He is a very human person, and in 2007 he founded The Novak Djokovic Foundation to help children in Serbia in education and sports activities, subsequently donating over $1 million.