It's been a rough year for the tennis player, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 40-year-old Lleyton Hewitt has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid tennis players for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 21/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Lleyton Hewitt 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 Tuesday (April 20) that Hewitt is the highest-paid tennis player in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between March 2020 and March 2021, a nearly $40 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 Australian tennis player has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Hewitt Burger” chain) in Canberra, a Football Team (the “Adelaide Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderhewitt - Australia), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Lleyton) and a fashion line called “Lleyton Hewitt Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Lleyton fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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