Cédric Pioline Highest-Paid Tennis player in the World

Cédric Pioline
Cédric Pioline led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid tennis players” released on Thursday.

It's been a rough year for the tennis player, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 51-year-old Cédric Pioline has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid tennis players for 2020 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 04/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Cédric Pioline tops annual list of highest-paid tennis players

In 2018 it looked like the tennis player’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (December 3) that Pioline is the highest-paid tennis player in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between November 2019 and November 2020, a nearly $30 million lead over his closest competition.

People With Money’s factors

In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

The French tennis player has an estimated net worth of $185 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Pioline Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Neuilly-sur-Seine Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderpioline - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Cédric) and a fashion line called “Cédric Pioline Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Cédric fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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