Andre Kirk Agassi is an American retired professional tennis player who has a net worth of million dollars in 2017-2018. The former World no. 1 is considered to be the most charismatic, adept and eccentric tennis player in the world.
His unprecedented victories on the tennis court, which include a ‘Career Super Slam’, remain forever etched on the minds of tennis fans world over. Apart from actively participating in various charitable tournaments since his retirement, Agassi donned the hat of a coach for Novak Djokovic during the French Open 2017.
Biography & Wiki
Born to former Olympic Boxer Emmanuel and Elizabeth Agassi, Andre Agassi was the last of the four children. Guided by his zest for sports, something that he inherited from his father, Agassi dropped from school in the 9th grade and joined Nick Bollettieri’s tennis school where he went on to receive free coaching owing to his innate talent.
Agassi has been married twice. His first wife was renowned Hollywood actress Brooke Shields to whom he was married to from 1997-1999. He then married fellow tennis player Steffi Graf in 2001 and the couple have two kids, a son named Jaden Gil and a daughter named Jaz Elle. The Agassi family lives in Summerlin, Las Vegas.
Agassi’s indomitable sports spirit led him to his professional debut at the young age of 16. By 1987 at the mere age of 18, he had become the 1st male teenager to register the highest number of victories in the open era and had catapulted to World no. 3 spot. From here on he never looked back, recording victories at Wimbledon in 1992, Canadian Open 1994, US Open 1994 and the Australian Open 1995. 1995 specifically turned out to be his best year where he recorded 73 wins in all, out of which 26 were won consecutively, thereby pushing him to the World no. 1 spot. In 1996 he added a golden feather to his hat with an Olympic Gold Medal at Atlanta.
However, Agassi’s career began to plummet downhill from 1996-1998 after a series of aggravating back problems, various other injuries and failed drug tests.
At a time when everybody thought that his career was done for, Agassi stepped up and started to work on himself again, training rigorously and participating in minor tournaments. He steadily worked his way upwards moving from 110th to the 6th spot in a year. He created history with his 1999 French Open victory by becoming the 1st player to have won all the 4 Grand Slam titles on 3 different surfaces! After this marvellous comeback Agassi proudly occupied the World no. 1 spot again in 1999.
In his exceptional career, Agassi has registered a Career Golden Slam and a Career Super Slam.
Plagued by various injuries during the 2000s, Agassi finally retired in 2006.
Awards & Achievements
Apart from the many laurels already listed above, Agassi also has an ITF World Championship 1999 and ATP Player of the Year 1999 title under his belt. He was also inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Newport, Rhode Island in 2011.
Net Worth of Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi has a combined net worth of $175 million. He has his illustrious career, sound investments and profitable endorsement deals to thank for this astounding wealth. He had netted about $30 million in the form of prize money alone, thanks to his innumerable wins during the course of his career.
Being a renowned face in the world of tennis, Agassi has endorsed many prominent brands like Donnay, Penn, Nike and Adidas among others. Over the years, he has also owned chains of restaurants and has invested in night clubs, resorts and furniture stores.
His autobiography ‘Open: An Autobiography’ came out in 2009 and has since become a best seller.
Andre Agassi now mainly plays for charity and is involved in various philanthropic endeavours. Stories like that of Agassi’s effectively re-establish our belief in destiny and hard work. From a rebellious and non-conformist young player to a seasoned and acclaimed tennis star, Agassi was and continuous to be an inspiration for many.