Boris Franz Becker, better known just as Boris Becker, is a retired German tennis player.Becker made a mark for himself at the age of 17 when he won the men’s single at Wimbledon,thus becoming the youngest man to win the title.
His serve and volley game earned him many nicknames,the most common being “Boom Boom”.He featured in the top 10 from 1985 to 1993, in between becoming world No.1 after winning the Australian Open in 1991.
Boris Becker’s Net worth in 2017
Before hanging up his racquet,the main source of money was his successful career as a tennis player.The 50-year-old from Germany won six Grand Slam singles titles, including Wimbledon in 1985.
He ranks among the greats of the sport as his net worth stands at an impressive $29 million.He has made a career prize money of $25,080,956, which puts him 7th in the all-time tennis earners list.
Being an Olympic gold medalist,he picked up millions of dollars in endorsements and sponsorships.Boris Becker endorsed racquets manufactured by Puma and Estusa.Since 2000, Becker has been the principal owner of the tennis division of Volkl Inc.,a tennis racquet and clothing manufacturer.In 2003,Becker published his autobiography, “Augenblick, verweile doch” which became a good seller and eventually added to his net worth.
Becker is a notedpoker player and has appeared in theEuropean Poker Tour and the World Poker Tour.By 2013,he had won more €90,000 in career earnings from poker.
Boris Becker post retirement life
Becker was a team captain on theBritish TV sportsquiz show and commentator for the BBC at Wimbledon.In 2009,he announced the launch of online media platform Boris Becker TV.
He also coached the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic for three years and helped him win several Grand Slam titles.However,their partnership ended late last year.
On 21 June 2017, Becker was declaredbankrupt by the UK'sBankruptcy and Companies Court. The order arose when a long-standing debt owed to the private bank was not paid in full before an assigned deadline and there was no realistic expectation that it would be paid.
Becker had financial troubles before as well. In 2001, he owed over $7 million in back taxes in Germany. That same year, Becker and his wife Barbara divorced, which cost him a reported 10 million dollars plus the couple’s $2 million home on Florida’s Fisher Island.