Kei Nishikori Highest-Paid Tennis player in the World

Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid tennis players” released on Sunday.

It's been a rough year for the tennis player, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 32-year-old Kei Nishikori has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid tennis players for 2022 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 26/09/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Kei Nishikori tops annual list of highest-paid tennis players

In 2020 it looked like the tennis player’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (September 25) that Nishikori is the highest-paid tennis player in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between August 2021 and August 2022, a nearly $20 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 Japanese tennis player has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Nishikori Burger” chain) in Tokyo, a Football Team (the “Matsue Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondernishikori - Japan), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Kei) and a fashion line called “Kei Nishikori Seduction”.

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

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