Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. 1 by ATP, Novak Djokovic is worth $120 million.
Novak Djokovic who considers himself to be a Serbian tennis player was born on 22 May 1987 in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia to parents Srđan and Dijana. Novak’s father is of Montenegrin origin while his mother is from Croatia.
As early as the age of 4, the talented athlete had started playing tennis. By 6, he was discovered by a famous Yugoslav player, Jelena Genic. 6 years later, the tennis pro joined a special tennis academy in Germany where he lived for the next four years.
Djokovic’s talent seems to run in the family as he has two younger brothers, Marko and Djordje, who are also tennis players. Since 2003, the serial tennis champ has won over $100 million in tournament prize money.
It will interest you to know that Djokovic speaks Serbian, English, French, German and Italian fluently?
Djokovic started his tennis career as a member of Yugoslav national team at the age of 14. He is the first person from Serbia to reach the world number one ranking and he has held onto the rank for 153 weeks till date. Considered as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Novak has made some brilliant records in the court. Reaching the ATP Masters Tournament finals on nine occasions (a record shared together with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal), he’s the only player to have won eight of them.
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He is also the only player to win the first three masters in a year, Indian Wells, Miami open and Monte Carlo. He has won 24 Masters 1000 series titles and has a best winning percentage of 83.33 at hard court matches. Novak has also won a Bronze medal in the Olympics in 2008.
For a young man, Novak is sure a record holding player who dominates the tennis world with his prowess and passion in the game.
Novak Djokovic Endorsements and Career Earnings
Besides the tennis court, he has also been prominent in a lot of endorsements for prestigious brands like Mercedes Benz, Sergio Tacchini and is the brand ambassador for Bombardier Aerospace. He has earned about $21 million in endorsements. He has worked on a couple of business deals with Peugeot and Seiko.
Djokovic’s family runs a restaurant in Belgrade in his name, Novak Café, and Restaurant in Serbia, with the name Family Sport.
Novak has won an estimated amount of around $39 million as a career money prize and has been earning huge sums from his endorsements as well. With all the endorsements and a flourishing career in tennis, Novak recons a bright future and his present status is no less than that of a king. He is worth about $120 million, giving him all the rights to spend as much as he wants.
Forbes enlisted him as the 16th highest paid athlete in the world. This is, however, not surprising, as of 2014, his total earnings were estimated to be $33.1 million while his salary and cash prizes summed up to $12.1 million. Djokovic’s 12 Grand Slam titles landed him a summative prize money of $108 million.
In 2015, Djokovic made history as the first tennis player to earn $20 million in prize money in a season. He grossed an impressive $38 million after the nine grand slams between 2013 and 2014.
Interestingly, the millionaire star also gives as much as he gets. During the flooding crisis in Serbia, the star made a donation of $750,000.
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Novak Djokovic Family – Son, Wife, House
In 2014, Djokovic married his high school sweetheart, Jelena Ristic. The couple started dating in 2005 and got engaged in 2013. On July 10, 2014, the couple tied the knot on Sveti Stefan in Montenegro. In October 2014, they welcomed their first child, a son Stefan. Their daughter, Tara came along in September 2017.
The Djokovics reside in their luxurious Monaco home. In March, they bought a house in Miami. The mansion, valued at around 9 million dollars is located in the Surfside community in Miami Beach with an excellent ocean view.
Quick Facts about Novak Djokovic
Full Name: Novak Djokovic
Profession: Professional tennis player, businessman
Height: 1.88 cm
Ethnicity: Serbian, Yugoslavian
Date of Birth: 22 May 1987
Place of Birth: Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Education: High School graduate from Serbia
Marital Status: Married to Jelena Ristic
Astrological Sign: Taurus