June 24, 2021
Rafael Nadal

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Rafael Nadal Net Worth – How Rich Is Record Holder Roland Garros?

Rafael Nadal is a professional Spanish tennis player who has a net worth of $ 120 000 000. Rafael won 85 titles during his career and 19 of them are Grand Slam titles. Nadal often takes a position in the top 5 of the ATP ranking and he is a second male player after Andre Agassi to complete the singles Career Golden Slam.

Net Worth 120 000 000$
Born 3 June 1986 
Manacor, Mallorca, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)

How rich is Rafael Nadal?

Rafael Nadal, born on June 3, 1986 in the Spanish city of Manacor on Mallorca, is currently one of the 100 richest celebrities in the world according to Forbes Magazine. As with all professional athletes, the estimated fortune of the equivalent of 130 million euros is made up not only of his tournament prize money in tennis, but also of his numerous sponsorship contracts, which he has with KIA Motors, Nike and many others.

Rafael Nadal net worth

As a tennis player, the higher up in the world rankings you are, the more your sponsors are willing to pay you, so your advertising revenue plays a significant role in your overall wealth. With a career prize money of 120.96 million US dollars, according to the official ATP website, the Spaniard is currently in 3rd place on the all-time list.

Rafa Nadal’s career

Rafael Nadal
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Nadal gained his first experience in tennis very early on, as his uncle was of the opinion that he had a natural talent for this sport. So he took him – himself a former professional tennis player (Toni Nadal) – to his first tennis games. The young Rafael Nadal was immediately enthusiastic about this sport and began to play tennis himself in the following years. At the age of eight, he was to prove that his uncle was not wrong about him, when he won a tennis championship for U-12 players with confidence and demonstrated his talent. Nevertheless, his further career, which would ultimately make him a professional tennis player, was not yet mapped out, as he was also an excellent football player at the same time. It was not until he was twelve that he made a clear decision to play tennis and gave up football completely.

His uncle had also noticed that young Rafael was one of the few tennis players who could play with both hands and so he trained him on the left hand so that he had an advantage during most matches. Nadal still plays with his left hand and writes with his right hand. Success shouldn’t be long in coming. In April 2002 he won his first ATP match against Ramón Delgado. Admittedly, at that time he was still far from the top 100 in the world rankings, on the other hand, he was only 15 years old at the time. Two years later he should already have to prove himself against tougher opponents, which he only partially managed. Nevertheless, he was able to beat Roger Federer in 2004 – as one of only six tennis players in total.

Rafael Nadal income

Despite the mixed results, however, it was noticeable that he gradually improved and grew with his tasks. In the following year, at the age of 18, he became the youngest player to record an individual victory in the Davis Cup. That year he also reached 51st place in the world rankings. In the following years the first major Grand Slam titles and gold at the Olympic Games in Beijing should follow.

Number one in the world rankings

As a result of these achievements, he was already in first place in the world rankings in 2008, which brought him very lucrative advertising income. According to Forbes, he earned around 30 million US dollars a year through his numerous advertising contracts alone, and 14.5 million US dollars a year through his numerous games (including the winners’ prizes). Nadal will continue to compete against his biggest rival, Novak Djokovic, whose coach was even the German Boris Becker. Since Roger Federer is already one of the older hands, it is assumed that he will soon be announcing the end of his career.

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Grand Slam victories

Rafael Nadal
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  • 1x Australian Open (2009)
  • 12x French Open (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 2x Wimbledon (2008, 2010)
  • 4x US Open (2010, 2013, 2017, 2019)

The property and assets of Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal acquired a luxury villa in the Mallorcan Porto Cristo for 4 million euros in 2013. The property extends over 7,000 square meters and is not far from his birthplace, Manacor. In addition to this villa, he has another villa in the same place. He also owns a luxury estate in the Dominican Republic. Nothing is known about their purchase price. However, it belongs to a larger resort and is conveniently located just half an hour from Santo Domingos Airport.
When it comes to cars, he has no hesitation either. He enjoys an exclusive Aston Martin DBS and a Mercedes-Benz SL550. The cars alone have a combined list price of about $ 400,000. Resently Rafael Nadal has bought Sunreef Yacht, which cost him around $6.2 million.

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