Roger Federer is a world-famous tennis star with a net worth of approximately $300 million. Throughout his stellar and impressive career, his career earnings have reached an excess of $90 million, and the rest of his earnings come from a number of famous brands paying him to endorse their companies. Born in Switzerland in 1981, the 34-year-old tennis star is currently ranked third in the world in the men’s game by the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals). There are those who believe he is perhaps the greatest tennis player in the history of the game, and he recently made an announcement in 2015 that he will not stop until he is at the top of his game yet again.
His official professional career began in 1998, and Roger Federer has ranked among the top 10 tennis players in the world since 2002, only four years after going pro, and he’s got some of the biggest and most important world records under his belt, earning each one throughout the way with his impressive skill and his dedication to his craft. He currently holds the title of longest number one position at 302 weeks, as well as a total of five Grand Slams, and so far he has been in the Wimbledon finals 10 times.
Before he could dedicate all his life to tennis, he was required by the Swiss government to fulfill his mandatory required military service, something all Swiss men must do. He was deemed unfit, however, because of a back issue. He was released from his duties and able to fulfill his dreams of becoming a tennis star. Born one of two children, he grew up playing tennis and always knew that this was his passion and his drive. His career was something he focused on from the time he was a small child, and he’s so into it that he even married a fellow tennis champion, Mirka Vavrinec. She was forced to retire early because of a foot injury, but she’s remained by her husband’s side throughout his life as a tennis pro.
The vast majority of Roger Federer’s net worth comes from his celebrity endorsements. What this means is that companies use famous faces, usually athletes, to promote their brands. They pay handsomely for the most famous, most talented and most beloved celebrity athletes in the world to become the face of a particular line or a brand within their company. It helps get the public interested, and it pays well. Since Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis pro, he has landed some of the more impressive and more lucrative endorsements, such as Rolex. He is also the face of Credit Suisse as well as Nike, which is something he shares with a number of other famous professional athletes in various sport programs.
He earns hundreds of millions of dollars each year working with these brands, wearing them and taking photos in their gear. It’s how many athletes make the vast majority of their money, and it’s what makes Roger Federer so wealthy.
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