Roger Federer is a name that stands out not just in the category of tennis, but across the entire sporting world. Roger Federer, who was born on the 8th of August 1981, stands on the summit of the men’s tennis world with the record for the most number of grand slam titles won (20) in the singles division. He is the maker and the breaker of several other records and is also one of the highest-earning athletes in the world across all divisions.
Federer has won a record eight Wimbledon titles, in the men’s singles division, and a joint-record six Australian Open titles. Apart from that, he has won a record five consecutive US Open titles, as well a solitary French Open title in 2009. He is one of the eight men to have achieved a career Grand Slam record and a record 31 singles Grand Slam finals in the men’s division, including ten consecutive times, from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open. Federer has also etched his name on a record six ATP Finals titles, and 28 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, with a record of 23 ATP World Tour 500 titles.
He has often been on the top of the Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, and is currently on the fifth spot, with a total turnover of over 93.4 million dollars. Apart from that he also has tie-ups with major companies such as the Japanese clothing company Uniqlo, Swiss companies like Nationale Suisse, Credit Suisse, Rolex, Lindt, Sunrise, and Jura Elektroapparate. The Uniqlo deal with Roger Federer, is potentially worth almost 300 million dollars, according to ESPN and the Italian tennis journalist Vincenzo Martucci from Sports Senators. He also has endorsements with tennis equipment manufacturers Wilson and the motor sporting and Car selling giant Mercedes-Benz. His other endorsements include Gillette, Barilla, Rimowa and Moët & Chandon. He has also previously partnered with Nike, NetJets, Emmi AG, and Maurice Lacroix. His off the court earnings from marketers are much higher than any of the other athletes.
He has amassed a whopping $126,266,005 in prize money over his long and illustrious career, which has seen him win 102 titles in his career, and he is still going strong, standing on the third position of the ATP singles rankings. The Swiss maestro has also accumulated more than $40 million in charity for his foundation. His charity takes care of one million children in Africa. His charity foundations include Elton John AIDS Foundation, Humpty Dumpty Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mines Advisory Group, Roger Federer Foundation, and Small Steps Project. He is among the only three players to have won over 100 million dollars in prize money in tennis (Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal being the other two).
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Net Worth||$450 million|
|Spouse||Miroslava ‘Mirka’ Federer|
|Endorsements||Uniqlo, Rolex, Wilson, Nationale Suisse, Credit Suisse, Lindt, Sunrise, Mercedes-Benz and Barilla|