Andre Agassi is a true legend of world tennis. He has 60 ATP trophies to his credit, including eight Grand Slam victories and one Olympic gold medal.
|Net Worth||400 000 000$|
|Born||April 29, 1970
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
Andre Agassi Career
Andre Agassi was born on April 29, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada. His mother was American and his father Emmanuel Agassi was an Iranian of Armenian descent. After moving to the US, the father of our hero today had a successful career of a boxer, but in spite of that he always had a special love to tennis. For his father Emmanuel had watched American and British soldiers playing tennis in the courtyard of a Christian mission.
Later, after noticing a local boy at the fence, one of the soldiers gave the boy his first tennis racket. Many years have passed since then. Emmanuel moved from Iran to the United States, where he started a family and also built a small dirt tennis court near his home. Despite Emmanuel’s successful career in boxing, he has always taught his four children only the game of tennis. Playing with the kids, the famous Iranian-American athlete hoped that each of them would have a successful career on the tennis courts in the future. But only one of Emmanuel’s children, the younger son Andre, had a chance to become famous in the tennis world. In his early childhood, the future tennis player spent a huge amount of time on the courts.
Björn Borg and 8 years old Andre Agassi. Las Vegas, April 1978.
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— Diane Doniol-Valcroze (@ddoniolvalcroze) June 21, 2021
Together with his father he often went to different junior tournaments, where at the age of 10 he got significant results. Specifically, in 1980, Andre Agassi was a finalist in the U.S. Championships in his age group. A year later he reached the semi-finals. To help him have a successful career in the sports world, Emmanuel sent his son to the tennis academy of Nick Bollettieri, who was a longtime friend of the boxer. For the sake of continuing his career, Andre had to move to Florida, but it turned out to be worth it. During several years of studying at the prestigious tennis academy, our hero greatly improved his professional skills that’s why at the age of 14 he has already won his first title of the US champion in his age group.
Andre Agassi turned pro at the age of sixteen. In February 1986 he appeared at a tournament in La Quinta, California, where he safely passed the first round, but lost in the second round to then world No. 3 Mats Wilander. Subsequently, our hero managed to take revenge on the Swede on several occasions. Under the guidance of coach Nick Bollettieri, Agassi grew and progressed rapidly. Agassi became a breakout star.
— Andre Agassi (@AndreAgassi) October 2, 2014
Throughout his career, the talented American tennis player has remained one of the best representatives in his sport. He has won more than sixty different tournaments over the years, achieving the highest results in both singles and doubles. He’s won eight Grand Slam tournaments in his career, as well as many other trophies. Andre Agassi was also the first of two tennis players (along with Rafael Nadal) to win not only all four major tennis trophies, but also an Olympic gold medal. In the 1990s and early 2000s our hero today was a tennis legend. As a member of Team USA, Andre Agassi won the Davis Cup twice. For his outstanding achievements in 2011, the athlete was included in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Thus, the son of an immigrant from Iran has become a national hero in the United States, as well as a role model for many tennis fans.
In 2003, Andre Agassi became the oldest player to top the ATP rankings. During his career, the talented athlete spent a total of 101 weeks as world number one. In addition, for 16 seasons our hero was one of the ten strongest players in the world. This figure was the reason why Andre was included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Atlanta Olympics 1996
- ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 1995,1996,2004
- ATP Masters 1000 Canada 1992,1994,1995
- ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2001
- ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 2002
- ATP Masters 1000 Miami 1990,1995,1996,2001,2002,2003
- ATP Masters 1000 Paris 1994,1999
- ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2002
- US Open 1994,1999
- Wimbledon 1992
- Australian Open 1995,2000,2001,2003
- Roland Garros 1999
Andre Agassi Endorsements
At various times he has been the face of the new Canon 1000D Rebel camera and the McDonald’s restaurant chain. In one of the commercials, Andre devoured hamburgers so enthusiastically that he caused a flurry of discontent on the part of people who advocate the principles of healthy eating.
— Andre Agassi (@AndreAgassi) August 7, 2014
The American athlete also had contracts with brands such as American Express, Adidas, Nike, DuPont, Ebel, Mountain Dew, Mazda, Kia Motors, Deutsche Bank and several others.
Andre Agassi Net Worth
In the late 2000s, Andre Agassi’s name appeared in seventh place on the list of the most financially successful athletes of our time. During his career, he earned between $200 million and $500 million, according to various estimates. A significant part of these funds brought the tennis player advertising contracts with such brands as American Express, Adidas, Nike, and several others. In addition, a solid amount of money Andre has earned for the rights to publish his own biography. Currently, Andre Agassi is part-owner of a commercial empire including a chain of sports and nightclubs, as well as companies engaged in the restaurant, construction, real estate and restaurant business. We estimate Andre Agassi net worth at 400 000 000$