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adil1972
10-11-2012, 02:28 AM
maybe thats why he retired so early

he must have lot of money in the bank at the time of retirement

SoBad
10-11-2012, 02:36 AM
Good move walking out of Flushing in silence when he realised he had better things to do.

dominikk1985
10-11-2012, 04:32 AM
Good move walking out of Flushing in silence when he realised he had better things to do.

wasn't he broke a few years later? he certainly made a lot of money with tennis.

jokinla
10-11-2012, 08:39 AM
He was the most famous one to lose it too.

ollinger
10-11-2012, 09:16 AM
He lost lots of it in failed business ventures, but before that gave his parents an estimated one to three million dollars to hold for him in their names.

Gorecki
10-11-2012, 11:44 AM
Good move walking out of Flushing in silence when he realised he had better things to do.

flushing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7NOQ3-TCb8) is a fitting word in your case...

SoBad
10-14-2012, 05:37 PM
wasn't he broke a few years later? he certainly made a lot of money with tennis.

He was broke outside of his Zurich accounts.

flushing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7NOQ3-TCb8) is a fitting word in your case...

You have a case on me now, not a surprise considering your personality.

cc0509
10-14-2012, 07:46 PM
maybe thats why he retired so early

he must have lot of money in the bank at the time of retirement

He only made about 3.6 million in prize money. That is peanuts in today's game.
I know he made more money in endorsements but even that is nothing compared to the money the top pros can make with endorsements these days.

big ted
10-14-2012, 08:16 PM
He only made about 3.6 million in prize money. That is peanuts in today's game.
I know he made more money in endorsements but even that is nothing compared to the money the top pros can make with endorsements these days.

thats true, djokovic has made more than twice that amount this year alone

smoledman
10-14-2012, 08:30 PM
Connors was the first millionaire.

firepanda
10-14-2012, 08:46 PM
He was the first player to earn a million quid in one season.

hoosierbr
10-15-2012, 12:26 AM
His estimated fortune when he retired was around $60-70 million, not too shabby for the early 80's. I'd take that today.

It's true that he lost a lot of it - his divorce settlement, child support, failed businesses, investments going bad, etc. I don't think he ever really went broke. At the time of his comeback he said that if things were so bad that he needed to make a lot of money quickly he could do so by playing exhibitions which paid him a handsome appearance fee plus any prize money.

He's doing just fine these days as his clothing line is very successful in Europe.

Russeljones
10-15-2012, 12:28 AM
He only made about 3.6 million in prize money. That is peanuts in today's game.

This children, is why school is important. Don't underestimate good old education.

Zarfot Z
10-15-2012, 01:06 AM
He only made about 3.6 million in prize money. That is peanuts in today's game.
I know he made more money in endorsements but even that is nothing compared to the money the top pros can make with endorsements these days.

3.6 million is enough to last several generations if used conservatively.

dominikk1985
10-15-2012, 02:52 AM
3.6 million is enough to last several generations if used conservatively.

also you have to consider inflation. 3.6 millions was a lot more 30 years ago than it is now. wages and prices have risen a lot.

Russeljones
10-15-2012, 03:12 AM
also you have to consider inflation. 3.6 millions was a lot more 30 years ago than it is now. wages and prices have risen a lot.

It's no use. If he can't use rudimentary indexing for inflation, there is no hope.

SoBad
10-15-2012, 04:09 AM
The money doesn't matter anyway, it is all about the soul and spiritual enrichment.