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How Roger Federer became the richest tennis player? (Part 1)

Owning luxury real estate in Zurich and Dubai, famous for its collection of luxury Rolex watches, Roger Federer is the richest athlete in the world of felt.

At the age of 38, Roger Federer is still playing at the peak level and conquering the professional titles in the world of tennis. The Swiss tennis player is one of the most successful athletes in the sport’s history with a collection of 20 Grand Slam championships from 2003 to the present.

Not only is one of the best players of all time, Federer is also among the richest athletes on the planet. Business Insider said his total net worth now is about 450 million USD. According to Forbes, he has just been recognized as the highest paid player in the world for the 14th consecutive year with $ 93.4 million in prize money and advertising money for the last year.

Federer won a total of $ 123.6 million in prize money from tournaments, slightly lower than the $ 131 million of Novak Djokovic. However, this is not his main source of income.

Advertising contracts, sponsorships from watchmaker Rolex or Credit Suisse Bank have earned the player the nickname “Express Train” a lucrative source of revenue. Last year, he signed a sponsorship contract worth up to $ 300 million with Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo.

Roger Federer started playing tennis at the age of 8. By the age of 14, he had won the national youth championship in Switzerland.

The breakthrough came to Roger Federer in 2003 when he earned his first career Grand Slam title at the Wimbledon tournament. At the time, he was only 21 years old and received more than 714,000 USD in bonuses.

Not long after the first Grand Slam title, “Express Train” was quickly signed a promotional contract worth $ 15 million by Rolex, and became one of the most famous ambassadors of this luxury watch brand. Every time he lifted the championship trophy, Federer carried a Rolex on his wrist.