In an article published this week by SwissInfo delves into Roger Federer’s finances and his growing corporate appeal. Some facts and figures from the piece:
- He’s earned $61,657,232 in prize money alone since 1998.
- Swiss business magazine Bilan estimates Roger’s fortune to be worth a staggering $200-300 million Swiss Francs nest egg. That’s like $210 – $315 million USD. That’s a lot of Nike sweatbands.
- Sports Illustrated estimates that Federer earned $62 million in 2010 alone, two-thirds of which came from sponsorship deals. Only Tiger Woods did better, with $90 million.
- In comparison, Rafael Nadal made $27 million in 2010. Poor guy.
Roger’s agent, Tony Godsick, was quoted in the Swiss media during last month’s Australian Open:
“Roger is a global icon and we see to it that his brand develops internationally,” Godsick told Geneva-based newspaper Le Temps.
“What makes him so attractive for all the big companies is the fact that he is Swiss. Switzerland is a small country with which one associates loyalty, luxury, precision and perfection. Now, whether he’s in France, Asia, the United States or elsewhere, he’s welcomed as though he were at home,” he said.
“It’s as though his country’s neutrality makes him a global citizen.”
Well, being Swiss certainly makes you a shoe-in for watch and chocolate sponsorships. And banks, of course. Thanks, Judy, for posting this interesting video interview created by Credit Suisse.
In 2009, Roger signed a ten-year deal with the financial institution, worth an estimated $20 million.