Is Roger Federer a Billionaire? What Is His Net Worth, Earnings, Endorsements & More

Published 04/08/2021, 7:30 PM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his singles match against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain during day two of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


Roger Federer is the first global tennis superstar the world first saw. His placement in terms of business has been amazing. He has marketed himself as an assured personality with whom a lot of brands love to be associated. Along with his earnings from tennis, he earns considerably more from endorsements. So has Roger Federer become tennis’ first billionaire?

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Roger Federer wearing a mask as he walks out before his first-round match against Great Britain’s Dan Evans. Tennis Federation/Samer Al-Rejjal/Handout via REUTERS

Roger Federer’s earnings and endorsements

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Federer’s current net worth is $900 million, just short of the billion mark. Overall, in his illustrious tennis career, he has won 103 titles including 20 Grand Slams that have accumulated a massive prize purse. He has won a mammoth 130 million dollars in prize money.

Furthermore, as Federer rose in the rankings and titles, he improved himself in the business world as well. He signed lucrative deals with a lot of brands like Rolex, Mercedes, Nike, etc. Even when he is past his best, he commands huge endorsement deals.

Notably, Federer has a $300 million deal with Japanese apparel brand, UNIQLO. Furthermore, he has multi-million deals with Rolex, Mercedes, Credit Suisse, Wilson, Lindt, and many more.

Roger Federer smiles during an exhibition game between Alexander Zverev and Roger Federer at Arena Parque Roca on in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

Where is Roger Federer among the other modern-day sports great?

Thus all these lucrative deals put him way ahead of his other sports counterparts in Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James, etc. Federer was the highest-paid athlete in 2020. He earned a massive 106 million dollars. And out of the amount only 6 million was earned from tennis, the rest 100 million was from endorsements.

With strong financial power, Federer has invested in many start-ups and companies. Federer has a minor stake in the Swiss sneaker brand, ‘ON’. And he has set up his own management firm that now manages players like Juan Martin del Potro and Coco Gauff, and also is the owner of the Laver Cup.

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Moreover, Federer has his foundation as well. Since his early days, Federer has tried to help the needy in Africa. He has made contributions worth more than 50 million dollars.

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates championship point. (Photo by Scott Barbour – Pool/Getty Images)

Federer is not far from making his entry into the exclusive club of sports billionaires. Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, and Floyd Mayweather are in the exclusive club and Federer is close to becoming the fourth entrant.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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