Roger Federer

Roger Federer 2024: Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Who is Roger Federer?

Roger Federer is a name that stands out not just in tennis, but across the entire sporting world. Federer, born on August 8, 1981, was among the best players in the men's tennis world with a record of 20 Grand Slam titles in the singles division. He is the maker and the breaker of innumerable other records and is also one of the highest-earning athletes in the world.

Federer has more than 24 million followers on social media, including 12.12 million on Twitter and 12.1 million on Instagram.

Roger Federer’s Early Life

Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981, in Basel, Switzerland. His Afrikaner mother, Lynette Federer (now Durand), is from Kempton Park, Gauteng, in South Africa, and his Swiss-German father, Robert Federer, is from Berneck, St. Gallen. His older sister Diana is his only sibling. He was raised in the border towns of Birsfelden, Riehen, and Munchenstein and is proficient in Swiss German, Standard German, English, and French. He also has a working knowledge of Italian and Swedish. His mother tongue is Swiss German.

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He supported the soccer club FC Basel and the Swiss national team while growing up. He also attributes his hand-eye coordination to the varied sports he participated in as a kid, such as basketball and badminton.

The Mighty Federer was an active child. His parents encouraged him to play several sports from a young age. He played Basketball, Tennis, Badminton and Soccer. His prowess with sports helped him stay fit and strong. Federer eventually chose tennis and turned pro at 14. He entered his first junior tournament at 14.

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Federer had his first major accomplishment in 1998 and won the singles and doubles junior Wimbledon championships. By the end of the year, he had attained rank 1 in the ITF and made his ATP debut in the same year.

Roger Federer’s Wife and Children

Roger Federer met Miroslava Vavrincova, referred to as Mirka, a former Women's Tennis Association player when they were both representing Switzerland in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. They got married in 2009. She retired from the tour in 2002 due to a foot injury and took up the role of Federer's tour manager.

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On April 11, 2009, they tied the knot at the Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen, close to Basel, in the presence of a select number of dear friends and family. She gave birth to identical twin girls (Myla and Charlene) in 2009. 2014 saw the birth of a second set of twins, this time fraternal brothers (Lenny and Leo).

Interestingly, Federer's kids also 'love' tennis. Federer said, "All four kids love it." He then continued, "The girls didn't love it in the beginning but as they got better, they're enjoying it and playing points now." 

Roger Federer's Net Worth 2024

The 'Swiss Maestro' has often been on the top 10 of the Forbes list of the world's highest-paid athletes, and is on the ninth spot, with total earnings of $130 million on the court. Additionally, Federer receives $95 million from endorsements. As per Celebrity Net Worth, Federer's net worth is around $550 million. Interestingly, this made him the second among the top richest tennis stars as of 2023.

Roger Federer’s Career

The Mighty Federer played his first ATP tournament in 1998 in Switzerland. He entered the top 100 in 1999. Federer's first ATP tour win came in 2001 when he won the Milan Indoor Tournament against Julien Boutter. He also reached the quarterfinal of the French Open that year and made his way into the top 15. In 2002, Federer won his first Masters, The Hamburg Masters, which was played on clay. This achievement put him in the top 10.

In 2003, Federer shocked the world by winning Wimbledon for the first time in his career, at the age of 21. The Swiss finished the year ranked 2 after winning the year-end championships. Since then, he earned the nickname The Mighty Federer as he would go on to impose blinding dominance in ATP events.

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His 2004 season saw him win three Grand Slam titles, as well as becoming the number 1 ranked player for the first time. He ended the year by winning the year-end championships for a second time. Additionally, Federer would play against his greatest rival, Rafael Nadal. Nadal won their first match and set the tone for the 'Fedal' rivalry.

Since then, Nadal and Federer traded Grand Slam titles until Novak Djokovic stepped onto the scene. His entry would see the formation of the Big 3 of the Open Era.

Owing to the knee injury Federer faced after Wimbledon 2021 and the subsequent surgery, he had to be away from the sport for a significant amount of time. Also, the Swiss star mentioned that he went under the knife to lead a normal life with his family post-retirement. He went on to miss the Australian Open 2022.

This would be the same case for the rest of the Swiss Maestro's career as he was unable to play any Grand Slams. His final match and 1750th match was in the Laver Cup. He played alongside his long-time rival Rafael Nadal against Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

Roger Federer’s Partnerships and Endorsements

Rolex is one of Roger Federer's oldest sponsors. The watch company struck a deal with Federer worth approximately $15 million. He also has tie-ups with major companies such as the Japanese clothing company Uniqlo, and Swiss companies like Credit Suisse, Lindt, and Sunrise Communications.

Federer's deal with Uniqlo is reportedly worth almost $300 million according to ESPN and the Italian tennis journalist Vincenzo Martucci from Sports Senators. He is also sponsored by the sports manufacturing company Wilson and the luxury and sports car brand- Mercedes-Benz. He also has deals with Louis Vuitton and Switzerland Tourism.

Roger Federer’s Shoe Collaboration With Swiss Brand ON

Roger Federer stopped being sponsored by Nike in 2019. Uniqlo approached the former number 1 to sponsor him for clothes. However, he still wore Nike shoes without being sponsored. Eventually, Federer discovered the Swiss shoe company, On. He first found out about the company when he saw his wife wearing them. Later, Federer would see people on the streets of Switzerland donning shoes made by On.

He eventually wore the shoes in training and loved them. Federer approached the board of directors of On and signed a deal with them which included a 3% stake in the company. With Federer on board, On was launched into the mainstream. The company reported immense growth in 2021.

Owing to their newfound popularity, the Swiss shoe company was able to sign WTA number 1 Iga Swiatek and the up-and-coming American Ben Shelton. With such deals, On plans to target a younger audience.

Roger Federer’s Injury and Knee Surgery

Roger Federer was suffering from an injury on his right knee and he underwent surgery for the same in February 2020. He then underwent another knee surgery in June and ended his 2020 season.

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Federer's desire to return to the Tour with the Australian Open in 2021 had to, unfortunately, be pushed aside as he didn't have enough time for recovery. The Swiss star made a comeback at the 2021 French Open, followed by a quarter-final run at the Wimbledon Championships.

Post Wimbledon, Federer found the need to have yet another knee surgery and pulled out of the rest of the ATP tour.

Roger Federer's Records

Federer has won a record 20 Grand Slam titles, including eight Wimbledon titles and six Australian Open titles. Apart from that, he has won a record five consecutive US Open titles, as well as a solitary French Open title in 2009.

He is one of the eight men to have achieved a Career Grand Slam and reached a record 31 singles Grand Slam finals in the men's division, including ten consecutive appearances, from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open.

Federer has also etched his name on a record 6 ATP Finals titles, and 28 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. He has also won a record 23 ATP World Tour 500 titles.

At the US Open 2019, Roger Federer became the oldest major quarter-finalist since 39-year-old Jimmy Connors made it to the semi-finals of the 1991 US Open. At Wimbledon 2021, he became the oldest participant in the Open Era.

Federer and Nadal played in every French Open and Wimbledon final from 2006 to 2008. The Swiss maestro has recorded 10 Grand Slam losses against Nadal, who has now surpassed Federer with 22 Grand Slam titles.

Roger Federer's Retirement

Ever since his short-stinted 2021 run, more questions were asked of Federer about his future. The Swiss Maestro remained honest and revealed that the end was near. After the third knee surgery in the latter half of 2021, Roger wanted to see if he could compete with the best for one last time before calling it quits.

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Roger Federer eventually announced his retirement in September 2022, stating that the Laver Cup would be his final ATP event. At that time, he was holding 20 grand slam titles with 103 titles in total. This record put him at number two for overall titles after Jimmy Connors who leads by six titles. Federer has also come close to getting the Calendar Slam achievement three times in his career, with the French Open eluding him each time.

Roger Federer's Foundations and Charity

Along with the huge prize money won during his career, the Swiss Maestro has also accumulated more than $50 million in charity for his foundation. His charity has provided for one million children in Africa. In December 2023, The Roger Federer Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary. According to their official website, the foundation has helped 2,700,000 children until the end of 2023.

Roger Federer was appointed as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2006. According to the official UNICEF website- "Roger supported UNICEF when the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami struck in 2004. In the disaster’s aftermath, he made a significant personal donation to the relief effort, joined other athletes in raising funds and organized an all-star exhibition tournament with proceeds benefiting UNICEF’s tsunami-relief programmes."

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NameRoger Federer
BornAugust 8, 1981
Place of BirthBasel, Switzerland
NationalitySwiss
EducationGraduate
ParentsRobert Federer; Lynette Federer
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight187 lbs
WifeMiroslava "Mirka" Federer
KidsMyla Rose Federer, Charlene Riva Federer, Lenny Federer, Leo Federer

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