Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by adil1972, Oct 11, 2012.
maybe thats why he retired so early
he must have lot of money in the bank at the time of retirement
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.
He was the most famous one to lose it too.
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.
flushing is a fitting word in your case...
He was broke outside of his Zurich accounts.
You have a case on me now, not a surprise considering your personality.
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
Connors was the first millionaire.
He was the first player to earn a million quid in one season.
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.
This children, is why school is important. Don't underestimate good old education.
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.
It's no use. If he can't use rudimentary indexing for inflation, there is no hope.
The money doesn't matter anyway, it is all about the soul and spiritual enrichment.
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