Rafael Nadal’s Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements
Rafael Nadal is undoubtedly one of the best tennis players out there. It comes as no surprise that the Spaniard, along with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer formed a triumvirate in tennis. Another accolade that Rafa has to his name is the title, “King of Clay”.
Rafael Nadal has bagged 17 Grand Slam singles titles to his name. This places him firmly in second on the all-time list behind Roger Federer’s record of 20 majors. Nadal has also claimed a record 33 Masters 1000 titles, with only Novak Djokovic trailing him. The Spaniard has made an appearance in 24 Grand Slam finals, second only to Federer’s record of 30 finals.
Rafael Nadal’s Endorsements
He has been named the global ambassador for automobile giant, Kia Motors. South Korea’s second largest automobile manufacturer has been sponsoring him since 2006.
Also, American clothing and footwear company, Nike, sponsor Nadal as well. Spanish biscuits and bakery manufacturer, Quely also made him its international ambassador in 2010.
Nadal sports a luxury watch from Richard Mille as part of the endorsement deal. Other endorsement partners are Emporio Armani, Babolat, Telefonica, Banco Sabadell, Tommy Hilfiger and more.
With a mammoth net worth of US$160 million, which includes his sumptuous car collection and a luxurious home in Mallorca, Spain.
He also has expensive villas in Porto Cristo in Spain & the Dominican Republic. He likes to spend his holidays in his villas and luxurious yachts.
Rafael is third highest earning male tennis player of all time behind his arch rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
According to Forbes, Nadal’s total income in 2017 is US$31.5 million. As a result, he has found himself in the list of highest-paid athletes of 2017.
In 2017 Nadal staked his claim on six titles and a huge amount of prize money worth US$15,864,000. His 2017 salary was around US$5.5 million. On the other hand, his income his various endorsements ranged in the US$26 million bracket.
Foundation and Charity Work
The Rafa Nadal Foundation was set up in 2008 to help Nadal and his family provide aid to socially-disadvantaged youngsters who run the risk of exclusion by society.
Projects undertaken by the foundation include the Rafa Nadal Foundation Center in Spain. The Spaniard has even gone global with the Anantapur Education Center in India.
The World Number 2 has also launched various scholarships to aid the socially disadvantaged youth.
|Source of wealth||Tennis|
|Company||His7ory Sports Management|