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Roger Federer was born on 8 August 1981, in Basel, Switzerland to Robert and Lynette Federer, the latter’s South African descent entitling Federer to hold both Swiss and South African citizenship. Roger is perceived by many to be the greatest tennis player of all time, and this title could well be deserved both in successes on the court and maintenance at the highest level, plus his sporting personality rarely equalled in professional sportspeople.
So just how rich is Roger Federer? This outstanding professional tennis player is estimated to have a current net worth of $420 million, increasing momentarily as he continues to play most weeks of the year, and annual prize money plus endorsements can approach $100 million.
Roger Federer Net Worth $420 Million
Roger Federer first became interested in tennis when he was still a child. Starting school at six years of age, he quickly became the best tennis player in his age group. Eight years later he became the national age group champion, and was sent to train at the Swiss National Tennis Centre in Ecublens.In 1998 he won the ITF junior singles tournament and became the ITF Champion of the Year. After that his career skyrocketed. As of mid-2015, the Swiss-born athlete holds the record for ranking in the ATP No. 1 position for 237 consecutive weeks (from 2004 to 2008), and in total 302 weeks. The tennis icon has appeared in 25 Grand Slam finals and won seventeen of them. He has broken numerous records playing in these tournaments, including the record for 10 consecutive finals, and has acheived a Grand Slam of titles, plus jointly holding the record of seven Wibledon titles (with Pete Sampras) and five US titles (with Sampras and Jimmy Connors). During his long career, Federer has won over 80 tournaments in total, and it has been reported that he has won more prize money than any other player, although this is difficult to establish as values constantly change in comparison with previous champions.
Roger Federer also earns a great deal of money from his endorsement contracts. He has signed long-term deals with Nike, Rolex, Wilson and Credit Suisse, and recently he decided to collaborate with champagne brand Moet & Chandon. In addition to being one of the best-paid athletes out there, his endorsement contracts are just as impressive, as he receives $40 million every year just from his sponsors! According to Forbes, he holds # 8 place in a list of 100 top-earning celebrities as of 2013. But despite his huge financial success and celebrity status, Roger Federer does not hold back when it comes to helping those in need. In 2003 together with his mother he established the Roger Federer Foundationin order to help disadvantaged people and promote a healthy lifestyle. He was also one of the most active celebrities to participate in organizing charities raising money for the victims of the Indian Ocean earthquake in 2004 and Haiti earthquake in 2010.
He is fluent in Swiss-German, German, French and English languages. Like all men in Switzerland, Federer was supposed to serve in the Swiss army, but in 2003 he was released from this duty because of continuous back pain. Roger Federer, who is often called Maestro, is married to the former professional tennis player Miroslava Vavrinec. They met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics where she was competing as well. Due to a foot injury she retired from professional sports and now manages her husband’s public relations. In 2009 the couple married in Basel , and has two sets of twins – twin boys and twin girls.