Andre Agassi Net Worth
Andre Agassi Net Worth: Andre Agassi is an American retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1, who has a net worth of $175 million dollars. Andre Agassi was ranked number one in the world and is one of only two male tennis players to have won a Career Golden Slam. He is the founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, which works with at-risk children in Nevada and also funds a K-12 charter school.
Early Life: Kirk Agassi was born on April 28, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Emmanuel "Mike" Agassi, a former Olympic boxer from Iran and Elizabeth "Betty" Agassi. He has three older siblings – Rita, Philip, and Tami. Andre was given the middle name Kirk after Kirk Kerkorian, an Armenian American billionaire. Agassi's father, a waiter at Tropicana Las Vegas, met Kerkorian in 1963. Agassi won the 1982 National Indoor Boys 14s Doubles Championship in Chicago. He was 12. At the age of 13, Agassi was sent to Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Academy in Florida. He was meant to stay for only three months because that was all his father could afford. After thirty minutes of watching Agassi play, Bollettieri, deeply impressed by his talent, called Mike and said: "Take your check back. He's here for free." Agassi then dropped out of school in the ninth grade to pursue a full-time tennis career.
Career: In two decades of professional tennis, Agassi turned from a young rebel into one of the greatest players in the game's history. He turned pro in 1986 at 16, and by 1988 he had won more than $2 million in prize money. The 1990s saw two men dominating the world of tennis — Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. In the back-and-forth rivalry of the two, it seemed like Agassi's flashy clothes, stylish hair and bad-boy attitude were the perfect counterpoint to Sampras's steady, clean-cut power game. The former World No. 1's career spanned from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. In singles, Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist, as well as being a runner-up in seven other Grand Slam tournaments.
During the Open Era, Agassi was the first male player to win four Australian Open titles. Agassi is one of five male singles players to achieve the Career Grand Slam in the Open Era and one of eight in history, the first of two to achieve the Career Golden Slam (Career Grand Slam and Olympic Gold Medal, the other being Rafael Nadal), and the only man to win the Career Golden Slam and the ATP Tour World Championships: a distinction dubbed as a "Career Super Slam" by Sports Illustrated.
Agassi was the first male player to win all four Grand Slam tournaments on three different surfaces (hard, clay and grass), and the last American male to win both the French Open (in 1999) and the Australian Open (in 2003). He also won 17 ATP Masters Series titles and was part of the winning Davis Cup teams in 1990, 1992 and 1995. Agassi reached the world No. 1 ranking for the first time in 1995 but was troubled by personal issues during the mid-to-late 1990s and sank to No. 141 in 1997, prompting many to believe that his career was over. Agassi returned to No. 1 in 1999 and enjoyed the most successful run of his career over the next four years. During his 20-plus year tour career, Agassi was known by the nickname "The Punisher."
In 2005, 35-year-old Agassi managed to make it to the finals of the U.S. Open but lost to Roger Federer. Already plagued by back problems, he officially retired on September 3, 2006, after losing in the third round of the U.S. Open to Benjamin Becker.
Blessed with talent and charisma, Agassi was often called the best service returner in the history of the game and is also credited for helping to revive the popularity of tennis during the 1990s.
Other Business Ventures: Agassi, along with five athlete partners (including Wayne Gretzky, Joe Montana, Shaquille O'Neal, Ken Griffey, Jr., and Monica Seles) opened a chain of sports-themed restaurants named Official All-Star Café in April 1996. The restaurant closed down in 2001.
Agassi and Graf formed a company called Agassi Graf Holdings. They invested in PURE, a nightclub at Caesars Palace, which opened in 2004, and sold it to Angel Management Group in 2010.
In August 2006, Agassi and Graf developed a joint venture with high-end furniture maker Kreiss Enterprises. They launched a furniture line called Agassi Graf Collection.
Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy/Agassi Center For Education: In 2001, Agassi opened the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas. The school is a tuition-free charter school for at-risk children in the area. He personally donated $35 million to the school. In 2009, the graduating class had a 100 percent graduation rate and expected a 100 percent college acceptance rate.
Agassi also supports Child Haven, the only residential facility for abused and neglected children in Las Vegas. In 1997, Agassi donated funding to Child Haven for a six-room classroom building now named the Agassi Center for Education. His foundation also provided $720,000 to assist in the building of the Andre Agassi Cottage for Medically Fragile Children. This 20-bed facility opened in December 2001 and provides comprehensive care for children who arrive with injuries or contagious illnesses, or who require physical and developmental care.
Personal Life: Agassi dated Barbra Streisand in the early 1990s despite their 28 year age difference. He married Brooke Shields in 1997. They divorced in 1999. On October 22, 2001, Agassi married retired tennis player Steffi Graf at their Las Vegas home. Only their mothers were present at the ceremony. They have two children, son Jaden (born 2001) and daughter Jaz (born 2003). The couple is not pushing their children towards becoming tennis players. The family resides in the Las Vegas community of Summerlin with Graf's mother, brother Michael, and his four kids.
Agassi founded the Andre Agassi Charitable Association in 1994, which assists Las Vegas' young people. He was awarded the ATP Arthur Ashe Humanitarian award in 1995 for his efforts to help disadvantaged youth. He has been cited as the most charitable and socially involved player in professional tennis. He very well may be the most charitable athlete of his generation.
Agassi's charities help in assisting children reach their athletic potential. His Boys & Girls Club sees 2,000 children throughout the year and boasts a world-class junior tennis team. It also has a basketball program (the Agassi Stars) and a rigorous system that encourages a mix of academics and athletics.
Salary Highlights: Agassi earned more than $30 million in prize-money during his career, putting him in sixth place overall with only to Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Sampras, and Murray earning more than Agassi to date (May 2018). He also earned more than $25 million a year through endorsements during his career, which was ranked fourth in all sports at the time.
Real Estate: Agassi and Graff live in a huge compound in the Summerlin community of Las Vegas that has its own tennis course, of course.
In 2007, Agassi sold a 10,000 square foot home in Tiburon, California for $20 million. He and Graf purchased the property for $23 million in 2001. The property also has a guest house for staff that is 2,500 square feet as well as two swimming pools, three spas, a hot tub, a cold plunge, a stream, and a hydrotherapy waterfall.
|Net Worth:||$175 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 29, 1970 (49 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Athlete, Tennis player|
|Nationality:||United States of America|