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Roger Federer to become the first Billionaire in Tennis history

Every athlete represents the nation with tonnes of pride. As they say, “Play for the name on the front of the shirt and they will remember the name on the back.” Some athletes have stood by that phrase and have given absolutely everything for the team to earn a great name and a fanbase.

Though there are countless athletes in every nook and corner of the world but not all steal the spotlight. Only those who get the better of themselves and who take their game to another step in intensity have managed to be on the top.

Credits: Tennis World USA

Ten athletes had been able to earn a whopping $400M and Roger Federer is one among them as the highest-paid tennis player, despite standing third behind Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on the list of the achievements.

Roger Federer can take pride in the fact that he has given absolutely everything in the sport he loves the most. This is why the 20-time grand slam champion is one of the best Tennis players in the world.

Besides thriving in Tennis, Federer earns whopping money through advertisements, endorsements. His wealth is growing at a rapid pace.

Forbes calculated the prize money, salaries, bonuses, endorsements, appearance fees and licensing income. Roger Federer finished fifth with $640M on his tally, just behind the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and LeBron James.

With a staggering $93,4 million earned in 2019, Roger Federer now stands on around $900 million earned in a career on and off the court. He is well on course to become the fourth billionaire athlete in cricket history this season. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather achieved the feat before him.

Roger owns big deals with Uniqlo, Barilla, Sunrise, Mercedes Benz, Lindt, Wilson, Jura, Rolex, Credit Suisse and others and is all set to earn around $100 million this year, standing as one of the most recognized athletes in the globe.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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