Andy Murray, one of Great Britain’s most successful athletes, has announced he will retire from tennis this year.
The former world number one tennis player was at his peak in 2016.
It’s thought he will retire with a fortune of $165 million, most of which comes from endorsements and sponsorships.
Here’s how Murray makes and spends his money.
Sir Andy Murray, one of the most successful British sports stars of all time, just announced he intends to retire from tennis after Wimbledon this year — although he may be forced to do so earlier, after the Australian Open.
The athlete has been struggling with hip pain for almost two years, which has prevented him from playing at his best.
However, Murray’s impact on the tennis world is far from over.
He has made a name for himself as a champion of equality in the sport, regularly speaking out aginst sexism in the industry.
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A successful playing career has also afforded the Scotsman the opportunity to work with sponsors, which often brings in more money than winning Grand Slams.
In fact, Murray, 31, has earned $61 million in prize money and just over $100 million in earnings from endorsements, bonuses, and appearance fees over his career, according to Forbes.
But unlike other world famous athletes like Usain Bolt, the Scottish tennis champion is frugal with his money, preferring to invest in small businesses and property to develop his multi-million pound fortune.
From luxury hotels to book deals and salad chains, here is how Murray makes and spends his $165 million fortune.
Edith Hancock contributed to an earlier version of this article.
Tennis great Andy Murray has announced he will retire from the sport this year — and he’ll be leaving with a net worth of $165 million.
While $61 million of this fortune has come from prize money, just over $100 million is from endorsements, bonuses, and appearance fees.
2016 was Murray’s most fruitful year, winning nine titles. He picked up a cool $2.5 million after winning his second Wimbledon men’s singles title alone.
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