Roger Federer is a professional tennis player who was born in Switzerland and has a net worth of $550 million. As of this writing, his total career earnings from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) stand at 129 million dollars.
That is the second-highest amount ever paid in the sport of tennis, after only the almost $145 million collected by Novak Djokovic.
In addition to his tournament winnings, Roger has earned around $1 billion in sponsorship fees throughout the course of his career.
Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, LeBron James, Lionel Messi, Michael Jordan, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods, and Michael Schumacher are all members of the extremely select billion-dollar athlete club, as does Roger.
Early Life and Career
His parents are Robert and Lynette Federer. Roger Federer was born on 8 August 1981 in Basel, Switzerland to them. A young Federer began playing tennis with his parents and elder sister Diana, and he showed early signs of exceptional ability for the sport.
Roger entered the Basel junior tennis program at the age of eight and was introduced to Australian tennis star Peter Carter at the age of 10, who immediately spotted potential in the child. Roger Federer received an offer to attend Switzerland's national tennis training facility when he was just 13 years old.
A region of Switzerland where the majority of the population spoke French was two hours distant from Roger's house at the time of the training center's establishment. Three years later, Federer was able to relocate to a new training facility closer to his home in Biel.
Peter Carter was one of the new training center's instructors, and Federer credits him with helping him fast advance to the top of the junior world rankings. The Wimbledon Junior Singles and Doubles Championships were won by Roger in his amateur career, and he became the world's top-ranked ITF player.
The year Roger turned professional, in 1999, he made it all the way to the finals of a tournament in Vienna, Austria. A few high-profile wins later, Roger became the ATP's youngest player in the world's top 100 rankings.
Roger competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics for Switzerland. A few people were astonished to see him reach the semifinals, but he didn't take home any medals. Tommy Haas and Arnaud Di Pasquale overcame him in the end.
Since then Roger has developed into one of the world's most promising young players. After this success, he and his Swiss colleagues went on to win the Davis Cup against the United States.
The moniker “Federer Express” was coined by the media as a result of all of these triumphs. Later on, in the season, Roger won his first two ATP doubles championships and finished the season ranked 13 in singles.
During one particular night, Roger's Coach Peter Lundgren left several unanswered phone calls for him. His mentor and friend, Peter Carter, had passed away by the time Roger finally received the texts. Roger was devastated by Carter's death.
In retrospect, he understood that he had failed to live up to the ideals that Carter had instilled in him. On and off the court, Roger determined it was time for a major change in his approach.
From February 2004 through August 2008, Roger Federer was the world's top-ranked player, a record he maintained for 237 straight weeks. Andy Murray defeated Roger Federer in the Olympic singles finals in London in 2012, and Roger was denied a first-place finish.
Federer's ranking dropped when he had a back injury in 2013 and failed to recover. But he recovered some of his strength and beat Richard Gasquet in Switzerland to win the Davis Cup. In 2014, he lost the Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic, but later that year he beat both Djokovic and Andy Murray to win the Cincinnati Masters for the eighth time.
Roger Federer made it to the final of the US Open for the first time since 2009. Federer lost to Djokovic in the final for the second time in a row. As of December of 2016, he has announced the formation of a new coaching squad.
He competed at the Australian Open in 2016 and lost in four sets to Djokovic. To mend broken ligaments in his knee, he had surgery. After injuring his knee in training in July of that year, he declared that he would miss both the 2016 Olympic Games and the rest of the season to heal.
He competed in the Hopman Cup and the Australian Open in January 2017 throughout the course of 2017. He beat Rafael Nadal in the finals of the Australian Open, his 100th match in the games.
In the 2018 Shanghai Masters, Federer was beaten by Borna Coric in the semifinals. Roger returned to the French Open in 2018 after a four-year absence. In the semifinals, he fell to Nadal, an 11-time grand slam champion.
That year, he was unable to compete at the Olympics in Rio because of another knee injury. At the 2020 Australian Open, Roger resumed his season, however, he lost to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals and was forced to withdraw due to a new knee injury. To allow his knee to heal, he withdrew from any future tournaments.
Roger Federer has won eight Wimbledon, six Australian Opens, one French Open, and five US Opens in a row as of this writing. A record 20 Grand Slam tournament wins, more than any other male singles player, and he was the first male player to reach 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals.
From 2002 until 2016, Roger Federer was ranked among the world's top eight tennis players consistently. For the past five years, Roger has been named ATP Player of the Year, as well as ITF World Champion. Federer topped a list of Switzerland's most well-known citizens in 2016, even topping historical figures like William Tell and Albert Einstein.
Federer is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time and a legend in his own right (GOAT). When it comes to men's open-era tennis, Tennis.com deemed him the best of the best.
Swiss Sports Personality of the Year seven times consecutively was awarded to him For four years in a row, Roger Federer was named the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year outside the United Kingdom.
Roger Federer has been credited with reviving interest in tennis by leading the charge and winning the 2014 Wimbledon title. In his prime, there was an upsurge in interest in tennis, which resulted in greater income for several tennis facilities.
Earnings and Endorsements
As a professional tennis player and a businessman, Roger Federer has risen to the status of one of the highest-paid sportsmen in the world. Roger Federer earned an estimated $71.5 million from sponsorships between June 2016 and June 2017.
Uniqlo, a Japanese clothing retailer, signed Roger to a $300 million, ten-year deal in 2018.
Federer made $77.2 million from June 2017 to June 2018. He made $94 million between June 2018 and June 2019. The endorsement deals with Credit Suisse, Rolex, and Mercedes Benz brought in about 86 million dollars of that total. Roger is the most lucrative athlete in terms of endorsements.
Roger Federer's Career Earnings
- 1998: $28,000
- 1999: $225,000
- 2000: $624,000
- 2001: $865,000
- 2002: $1.995 million
- 2003: $4 million
- 2004: $6.3 million
- 2005: $6.1 million
- 2006: $8.3 million
- 2007: $10.1 million
- 2008: $5.8 million
- 2009: $8.8 million
- 2010: $7.7 million
- 2011: $6.4 million
- 2012: $8.5 million
- 2013: $2.4 million
- 2014: $9.3 million
- 2015: $5 million
- 2016: $1.5 million
- 2017: $6 million
- 2018: $8.6 million
- 2019: $5 million
Total tournament earnings: $129 million
Federer wed WTA star Miroslava Vavrinec (now Federer) in Switzerland's Wenkenhof Villa in April 2009. They first met in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, when they were both members of the Swiss Olympic team.
When they first met, they instantly started dating. Immaculate twin girls were born in 2009, and the couple had another set of immaculate identical twins – this time male – in 2014.
In 2003, Roger Federer launched the Roger Federer Foundation to assist underprivileged youngsters and to broaden their opportunities in both education and sports. IMBEWU, a South Africa-Swiss organization with identical aspirations to Federer's, has been a lifelong supporter of Federer's for many years.
Federer raised money for Hurricane Katrina relief by auctioning off his US Open racquet in 2005. Federer organized an Australian Open charity event in support of the victims of the 2010 Haiti catastrophe. All of the money raised was donated to earthquake relief efforts.