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Rafael Nadal Perera was born on 3 June 1986 in Manacor, the Balearic Islands, Spain, and is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. “Rafa” Nadal has proved his worth numerous times since he launched his professional tennis career in 2002, winning 14 Grand Slam titles, including all four of the majors, secured four victories in the national team competitions for the Davis Cup, and became a Gold Medalist during the Olympic Games in 2008.
A well-known tennis player, how rich is Rafael Nadal? According to sources, in 2013 Rafa’s income amounted to over $26 million, as he accumulated $21 million from various endorsements in addition to his $5.4 million prize money from tennis. In 2014, Nadal earned $30 million from endorsements, while his total income that year amounted to $45 million. In regards to his wealth, Rafael Nadal’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million as of early 2017, the majority of Rafa’s net worth coming from his professional tennis career, as well as numerous endorsements.
Rafael Nadal Net Worth $160 Million
Nadal began training with his uncle during childhood, and by the time he was eight years old had already won a regional Under 12 tennis championship, and at 12 years won the Spanish and European age group titles,when his father, fearing for his education, made him choose between tennis and soccer, at which he was also very good. As a teenager, Rafael Nadal went on to win several more tournaments, and began gaining more public interest. Nadal’s professional tennis career started in 2002, when at the age of under 16 years he became the youngest to win an ATP match, defeating Ramon Delgado. He won his first ATP title in 2004 at the Orange Prokom Open in Poland, his first Masters title at Monte Carlo in 2005, and at the age of just 19 won his first Grand Slam title at the French open in the same year. These wins were most significant in beginning the steady rise of his net worth, but also they secured him various endorsement contracts which also added even more significantly to his rising wealth.
Over the next 10 years, Rafael Nadal has continued his successful tennis career, and despite suffering from several injuries in recent years. Overall he was now won 14 Grand Slam titles including all four of the majors therefore on three different playing surfaces – the only male player to achieve this feat – and a record nine French Open titles, the latest in 2014. To date he has a grand total of another 53 titles, so he has managed to maintain the status of one of the best tennis players in the world over more than 10 years. His total prize money is now over $75 million, additionally, Rafa has several endorsement contracts, perhaps the most significant is with sports shoe manufacturer Nike, which nets him a consistent $10 million a year.
Nadal has also set many records, including the nine French titles the highest for any one Grand Slam, but also winning a Grand Slam tournament every year for 10 years.
During his career, Rafael Nadal has become known for his rivalries with such professional players as Roger Federer, with whom he has been competing since 2004, Novak Djokovic against whom he has played 42 matches, and Andy Murray. the four of them being consistently at the top of the rankings for several years.
Aside from tennis, Rafael Nadal has taken part in poker events, and even won a poker tournament against Cristiano Ronaldo.
In his personal life, Rafael Nadal has been ‘attached’ to his long-time girlfriend Xisca Perella for several years, and rumours abound of an impending marriage.