|Bourgeois name:||Boris Franz Becker|
|Date of birth:||22 November 1967 (age 52)|
|Place of birth:||Leimen, Germany|
|Place of residence:||Munich, Germany|
|Job:||Tennis player, entrepreneur, coach|
Boris Becker is a former tennis professional from Germany who has won 49 tennis tournaments over the course of his career. He currently makes his living as a professional poker player.
How much money does Boris Becker have in 2020?
Considering all available sources, Boris Becker’s estimated net worth in 2020 is around 5 million euros. The former tennis professional is said to have had a fortune of over 100 million euros. Despite his squandered fortune, his annual income is still said to be around € 1,000,000. However, to date, there has not been any official information on income from Becker.
If you add up all the prize money from your tennis tournaments, you get a whopping sum of 25,080,000 US dollars 💸, which is the equivalent of 22,605,858 euros. This makes him one of the top 20 list of the highest-paid tennis players in the world.
He currently earns his money through poker, television appearances, or as a commentator and advertising medium for some companies.
Is Boris Becker broke?
Short answer: no! His bankruptcy proceedings with debts in the millions have been largely settled, and he is currently no longer broke.
It became known that he owed 10.8 million euros to the private bank “Arbuthnot Latham & Co.” This demanded repayment because Becker had not paid the debt since 2015. His lawyers demanded a postponement of 28 days because Becker was planning to sell one of his properties in Mallorca for 6,000,000 euros. However, this was rejected by the judge, and he was officially declared bankrupt on June 21, 2017, by a judge at the London High Court.
A little later, it became known that his former business partner Hans-Dieter Cleven should have debts of 36,500,000 euros. Cleven subsequently appealed to the higher court. Meanwhile, Cleven started the bankruptcy proceedings against Boris Becker in Great Britain. In November of the same year, an interview was published by the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” in which Becker made some things clear. In it, he vehemently denied, “It is insane to think that I am broke.” He also added that he didn’t owe Cleven any money but that it should be the other way around. The insolvency proceedings only concern him privately, he says, pointing out that his companies “Becker Private Office” (UK) and “BB SARL” (Switzerland) are not involved in the insolvency proceedings.
So it is clear: Boris Becker is not bankrupt because he owns several properties and still receives a very high income with which he can safely pay off his debts soon.
What happened to the former fortune?
Becker divorced Angela Ermakowa in 2001, after which he had to forego maintenance payments of 6 million euros, plus an additional 5100 euros per month. In 2011 he divorced his wife, Barbara Becker. It became known that the divorce resulted in costs of around 11,000,000 euros.
In addition to the divorces, his lavish lifestyle also plays a decisive role: According to various media reports, he is supposed to pay 35,000 euros per month in rent for his house in Wimbledon (London). He is also said to have traveled around the world by private jet for 750,000 euros a year.
Career – This is how Boris Becker became successful
On November 22nd, 1967, Boris Becker was born to Elvira and Karl-Heinz Becker in Leimen, a town in Germany. He reached first place in several tennis tournaments at a young age and made it into the junior national team. In 1985, when he was only 17 years old, he won the Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon, London. With this victory, he gained enormous fame in German-speaking countries and sparked a real tennis hype in Germany.
In his tennis career, he won a total of 15 doubles and 49 singles titles. This includes 6 “Grand Slam tournaments,” half of which he played in London. For a long time, Boris Becker was even in the first place in the tennis world rankings. In addition to tennis tournaments, he won the double gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and Michael Stich. Becker ended his career in 1999. In the same year, he got a lot of attention for an advertisement with the Internet provider AOL with the motto “Am I in there yet?”.
This was followed by some failures such as a “New Business Sports Portal” that went bankrupt, a talk show “Becker 1: 1” in 2004, and little success as a trainer of the Davis Cup national team and head of a Hamburg tennis tournament. Boris Becker subsequently worked as a commentator and advertising medium for a beer and car brand and an online poker platform. He achieved further success as the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, who won six “Grand Slam tournaments” from 2013 to 2016 with Becker’s help. It is estimated that he will spend around € 800,000 per year on this activity have earned, which results in total earnings of € 2,400,000.