It's been a rough year for the tennis player, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 54-year-old Henri Leconte has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid tennis players for 2017 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 15/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Henri Leconte tops annual list of highest-paid tennis players
In 2015 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 14) that Leconte is the highest-paid tennis player in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between November 2016 and November 2017, 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 Leconte Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Lillers Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderleconte - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Henri) and a fashion line called “Henri Leconte Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Henri fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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