Angelique Kerber is a professional tennis player from Germany. She was born in 1988 in Germany, though today she lives in Puszczykowo, Poland. Kerber is world-renowned for her prowess in the sport, winning three Grand Slam tournaments and Wimbledon. In recent years, she is best known for winning women's singles during the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. She defeated renowned tennis star Serena Williams to earn the title. This year, Kerber will be defending her championship in women's singles at Wimbledon, which begins this upcoming July 1st.
What is Angelique Kerber's Net Worth?
Angelique Kerber's net worth is $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The majority of her wealth comes from her prolific tennis career. She has earned $25 million from playing on the court, filling out the rest of her worth with endorsements. According to Forbes, she is one of the highest paid female athletes in the world.
Angelique Kerber's Career
Kerber began playing tennis when she was only three years old, setting the stage for her advanced skill and success. She began working as a professional tennis player in 2003, but became a notable part of the international tennis world when she competed in the Grand Slam in 2007. She obtained her first Grand Slam victory that next year at the Australian Open.
In 2011, Kerber reached a defining moment in her career when she entered the U.S. Open and ranked 92nd. Despite never having gone beyond the third round of the U.S. Open in the past, Kerber reached the semifinals. This astounded the tennis world and put Kerber on the map as a potential star player.
In 2012, Kerber won her first WTA tournaments and was named one of the top five players according to WTA rankings. She became a became of semi-finalist in Wimbledon before losing to Agnieszka Radwandska of Poland. She also won the WTA Linz tournament.
2015 saw Kerber net four WTA tournament wins, including those at Charleston, Stuttgart, Birmingham, and Stanford. This success only continued to a peak moment in 2016, when Kerber won both the Australian Open and U.S. Open. She also participated in the summer Olympics, winning the silver medal position. WTA rankings named her No. 1 that year, the second German woman to ever achieve the title.
In 2017, Kerber saw a low point in her career. Her performance at Brisbane International was considered lackluster. Her rank as champion at the Australian Open was also seized by Serena Williams. She struggled during the remainder of the season and eventually was knocked out of the WTA top 20 for the first time since 2012. This spurred her to part with her longtime coach Torben Beltz.
In 2018, Kerber returned to the court with force under the wing of her new coach Wim Fisette. She won her first title since 2016 at Sydney International and returned to the top 10 ranking after a stellar performance at the Australian Open. When she finally reached the Wimbledon Championships, she walked away with the Ladies' Singles title after defeating Serena Williams.
Angelique Kerber's Endorsements
While the majority of Kerber's wealth stems from her tennis career, she also boasts many endorsements to supplement her income. Like many professional athletes, she makes millions of dollars in sponsorship earnings each year.
Kerber has a multitude of sponsors from various industries, including:
According to Forbes, Kerber earned an impressive $4 million in endorsements in 2018.
How Does Angelique Kerber Spend Her Money?
Though born in Germany, Kerber currently owns a home in Puszczykowo, Poland. According to FinApp, her home is worth around $1.8 million. However, her home has never been opened to the media.
Kerber has a passion for driving high-performance cars and has purchased or acquired multiple luxury vehicles herself. According to FinApp, Kerber owns approximately $650,000 worth of cars, including a Volvo, Mercedes, and Porsche.
After winning the singles title of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in 2015, Kerber walked away with $124,000 in prize money, as well as a Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS. She was later named a brand ambassador for the company. Porche's website even says that she "has a gift for handling cars."