Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Young Pete, Apr 30, 2007.
ne1 wanna comment.
he's not that rich compared to other people in pro tennis or sports in general. he has money but not that much where it commands power.
i say it's something else about him that got the girl
HAHA, that title made me laugh. I agree with it though. He doesnt need BILLIONS of dollars, im sure he has made a mill at least by now. But more so I think he gets the women because of his status. He is huge in Thailand and certain women love status.
Geez, just because someone marries someone pretty means it must be money? She's a former miss-universe, she'd have some coin herself.
He's successful on a world-scale, comes across as intelligent and polite when interviewed, motivated, fit, good looking, and not poor. Such people usually marry similar people. It's the way things work. To suggest he got the girl solely with his bank balance is ludicrous.
I completely agree.
he should've pick tata young.
One of the best things in this life is being with a woman who loved you before you made it, when you were broke without a job, struggling to get through college. Who loves you unconditionally solely for who you are.
I wish Paradorn this.
No doubt, Slazenger.
Dude, Paradorn is a stud. He's a genetic freak. Up there with Safin and Nadal. If Michael Chang got a girl like that, I would agree it's money and fame, but Paradorn would get play even if he was some working stiff.
He's a national icon in his home country. So he does command power.
^ He's arguably "ugly sexy." Mick Jagger or Vincent Gallo type, but with a ridiculous body. The thing is if a girl finds him attractive, she's REALLY going to find him attractive because he's quite distinctive looking.
I wonder what the people of Thailand think of this, if they're a bit peeved he didn't marry a native.
Vincent Gallo is similar to Mick Jagger on any level? Strange pairing.... Sorta like saying of a tennis player, "He's a Roger Federer or Paul Goldstein type".
Hey, what happened to Fedace's pics in this thread?
Beauty and the beast.
(does this mean a beautiful man (like me) would get a beast like wife ?)
C'mon, I'm sure the guy is a smoothie. He can probably throw down too being from Thailand. That place is crazy.
Paradorn commands big $$$ in his country where he has Michael Jordan Status....you can bet whatever you want that he is loaded.
Already $ 3,500,000 in prize money.
i don't know and im not going to guess
We can only hope so.
in asian countries, especially in his homeland, he would never ever have to paid or expect to paid for anything. its like he is being paid to eat out at fancy places and have tailor made suits (like that Hilton girl). he is a walking billboard. i guessed he got the looks, tall man for an asian dude, and he is buddy with the king. what else do you want outside of tennis?
What about is this thread ?
Such a question really could be asked by somebody young and resembled me Pete when he was Young and won first big money.
I don't know why my pics got deleated?? I was trying to prove, that it is not money that miss. Universe is marrying paradorn for. It is his charms and good looks. I have several asian friends that are dating beautiful white girls and they are just poor college students. Young pete, i have already shown you the pics. so i proved my point.
We need more cases to examine. Post a pic of you and your woman and maybe we can comment.
First off, I'd like to comment on the Red & Bold line.
NO ONE, EVER, WOULD DARE CLAIM THAT BUDDY STATUS. PERIOD.
For those who have no idea what our Beloved King is like, may I say he's a living saint.
You may think I'm over-board but I do challenge anyone to point out a present day king or queen who goes out in the fields, ever thinking of ways to better the lives of his people, especially the poor farmers. Walking miles in the sun through what were wastelands, carrying maps, finding ways to make it better. And SUCCEED.
Which palace in the world can you find laboratories, experimental farms, etc.? When I drive pass the palace I could smell cowdung at times.
Helping only the poor? No.
It is known that the King listens to police radio and, once, he heard two cops' conversation. One cop who was on duty at the police radio HQ or something said to the other that he has been on duty for a long while and still waiting for the next guy to come and take over, but still no sign of the other guy and he was very hungry.
The King ordered that a refrigerator loaded with "food" be located at that HQ. All his money, of course.
And there are countless incidents.
So, please, keep our King off talks. Thanks.
Anirut, your king sounds like a good guy and all, and you're clearly quite emotionally attached to him, but:
a. I don't think people were claiming that Paradorn would run around saying "I know the king".... it's perhaps more suggested as fame / status by association. Given your King is a massive amazing famous person, Paradorn even knowing him a little therefore gives Paradorn a little extra status.
b. I think we're surely still OK talking about your king? I don't see why we'd need to keep him 'off talks', especially given it seems he's a good royal, and they can be hard to find....
No big deal, OrangeOne.
I just wanted to point out the minor point in spadesss's post.
Yes, "Ball" (Paradorn's nickname) has met the king in person but that's no buddy status. And this meeting doesn't give him any priviledge over others, at all, in Thai society.
I showed some female friends the pictures of pdorn with natalie glebova...
They all commented: "wow that guy's ugly"
Straight from an prejudiced sources!
For some reason, the pics of my friends were deleated so i am not going to post any more pics, but just since you have asked, i will post my pic and my ex-girlfriend when i was much younger when i was in school. I think my ex is much better looking than miss. Universe, hahah. But my point is, it is love Not money that asian-white couples get together.
Sorry to Moderators, i won't post any more pics, and why was my previous pics deleated? You know what, i changed my mind, i deleted the pic just cause i don't want to make the mods upset. It is a nice cute picture. I can post it on mypic section if that is more appropriate ?
Anyone who has met Paradorn would easily understand why any woman could fall for him. He is genuinely kind, has a wonderful serene quality about him, and he has a lovely smile. He always seemed to be fairly popular with his peers. I bet he would be a wonderful husband.
I meant that statement for the OP.
I think Paradorn is Buddhist all Buddhists are nice maybe that's why he can pick this girl
You have clearly never been to Thailand. With $100 US dollars in your pocket, you can live like a Sultan for a week. Any income that amounts to more than about $50,000 US per year is an obscene amount of jack in that country, and gets all the perks big money can buy -- female included.
I know a number of freelance/telecommuter types who lived in and worked from Thailand, just because the cost of living was so awesomely low, but the standard of living any reasonable US salary could provide was positively royal.
A guy with P'dorn's clout could pretty much buy any woman he wanted.
i haven't been to thailand but i have been to vietnam
but yea in thailand he'll have alot of money for a big house and luxuries there. but he's only rich in a handfull of countries or countries that are still developing. mainly southeast asian countries. in the grand scheme of things he's not all that rich
actually that would be kind of true if she was some sort of unknown hot chick looking for someone with fame and fortune but she is a former miss universe so she could have picked some other richer, better looking and more famous guy (like a movie star or even another tennis player) but she's marring Paradon so give the guy some credit....not that she would be with him if he wasn't famous or rich but that isn't the only reason either IMO....
That was VERY interesting and UPLIFTING about the king of thailand. Keep it coming.
What is OP ? and do you want to see my ex-girlfriend ? I think you may get jelous if i showed you the pic. i think she is actually cuter than the Miss. Universe, my opinion. She was probably the hottest white girl i dated in the past.:grin:
I'm sorry pal, but I'd have to beg to differ with your freelance/telecommuter types. Being a Thai-American, I have seen both east and west. As for $100 and living like a Sultan? I have to disagree, no hotel can treat you like a sultan for under $100.
I've lived in Thailand myself, and the cost of living(utilities, property) was high enough that I had to dry my clothes outside and skip the dryer. Perhaps back in the day things were cheaper, but I would strongly disagree that the cost of living is that low. I will say this, Thailand made stuff and food is cheap, but since so many things are imported, there's no way cost of living is as low as you state.
Also, although Paradorn is admired by many Thais, he's not that rich. He has maybe one Ferrari, and that probably set him back quite a bit. His advertisements and such have dropped. Maybe if Glebova had started dating him when he reached a career high, then I maybe I would agree. But he's 80ish or 70ish right now, and hasn't really been riding on the top of the tennis world.
I so hope you're worth 100 million or some-such, and are thus in a position to talk. The dude has won a few million on the tennis tour, which for a 'westerner' would usually guarantee at least that much in endorsements. Except he has a unique market mostly to himself, he has been 'the' Asian male tennis player for a while. Meaning his endorsement value in certain markets would be massive levels above his normal potential.
And then there's appearance fees.
And then, and then, and then. Paradorn is likely much more weathly than you'd ever dream, and as long as he stays clean living and interesting, he'll be famous enough to multiply that wealth through the years.
Thailand doesn't make it's own electricity?
I'm sorry, but that's the most childish thing I've read for a while. Many of the wealthiest people feel no need to waste money... and having >1 Ferrari is indeed splurging for splurging's sake.
You somehow think he has spent all of his money from his hey-day? Odd, when you say he has maybe only one Ferrari. "Big Brother / American Idol" style fame might be flash-in-the-pan, but fame on a multi-year tennis career level isn't flash-in-the-pan at all. He's hardly been playing at all this year, kinda explains a lower ranking really. Last year he came within points of beating Federer.
Honestly people, those who think that international mega-stars that have unique large markets at home aren't uber-wealthy and won't be for the foreseeable future are living in a dreamworld.
I think it is a smart move for Paradorn (whom I count as a friend and "loong" to my son).
If he marries a Thai girl, he has to jump through hoops to marry a higher status one. This way, Paradorn can continue mixing with the Thai elite (who all speak English) without their looking down at the type of Thai girl he would most likely marry.
Paradorn's father will be greatly relieved not to have pay a dowry, as is the custom for MEN to pay in Thailand to their Thai fiancees.
Thailand does have a very low cost of living, especially if you wish to have servants. Paradorn is very well off but hardly in the billionaire elite with whom he now runs shoulders.
I hope that Paradorn can buck the odds and have an enduring, happy and fruitful marriage to his beauty queen.
I respect your opinions but....
Maybe I should explain what I meant with the Ferrari quote.
Sime three years ago Paradorn was offered to be a spokesperson for Chevrolet Thailand or some car company. Whether he made it or not, I don't remember, but I do remember not long after that, as the story goes, he bought his Ferrari and thus lost his sponsorship with them, since he did not drive a Chevy. A Ferrari in Thailand is MUCH MUCH more expensive than what most Americans or Europeans would be accustomed with. Why is that? Simple, auto taxes. fuel taxes, engine taxes, and the list goes on. SO while he has made a lot of money, I can Assure you that by possesing one Ferrari in Thailand, he probably spent upwards of $800,000 US.
He was nowhere near close to eclipsing Federer, as you claimed, and as for living in a dreamworld,
I lived there(Bangkok) during Paradorn's peak years and got to how he was being marketed, what he was making, etc.
However, when I said he is not so rich, I admit I probably used the wrong words.
I should have rephrased it this way. Paradorn is not considered as uber-wealthy in Thailand if you compare him with the upper middle class. There are many, other stars, athletes etc, that eclipse him.
As for no electricity, if you were trying to make a joke, then that's fine. I just don't get it though. I clearly stated that due to high utility costs, VERY FEW people use dryers, and I am one of them. If living in Bangkok(elsewhere in the country will be different) was as cheap as some of the posters claim, I would use a dryer. This is not the only example, but one that I thought most people could realte to, If not, I apologize. I believe anirut may agree with some of what I have had to say.
And for those who think Paradorn is some rich arrogant tennis player, I've personally met him and his family numerous times, and he is probably one of the nicest, down-to-earth people I have ever met. He even gave me some autographed balls and pics when I jokingly asked for some.
Let's explain a few details here.
I'd wager that Dirk lived in a Bangkok apartment. Those apartments are notorious for marking up the cost of electricity that they they re-sell to their tenants. Typically, you'd pay $150 per month base rent and then you pay for laundry, telephone and electricity on top. If you're not careful, you end up running up another $150 in charges and Thais HATE spending money on anything intangible.
The main reason why Thais don't use clothes dryers is because it's so hot outside, clothes dry very quickly. However, if it happens to rain while the clothes are hanging outside, you really have to wash the clothes all over again as they will stink from the Bangkok acid rain.
Now I own a house in Thailand and utility costs are laughably small. And my ex insisted we get the big 10kg side by side washer and dryer setup. And I run my a/c 24/7 when I am in town! But when I was a renter, we had to be careful with utility costs for the reason stated above.
I lived in/owned a condo unit, little outside of Bangkok, near the River.
Well that's a shame, so many people trip up on sponsorship rules. Silly. I think Britney (? someone like her) stuffed up drinking coke when big-time sponsored by Pepsi. So silly.
Understood. I have heard about such taxes.
Perhaps you mis-read or misunderstood my post? I mentioned that he came within a few points of beating Federer last year, I was referring to the match below, not the rankings or anything similar!:
2006 Basel (Carpet)
Semi-Final - Federer d Srichaphan 6-4 3-6 7-6 (5)
I see what you mean, I very much do.
Don't forget, though, that he has broader unique appeal throughout Asia, and probably made significant sums of money abroad too! Our cricket players here in Australia make millions of dollars in short trips to India, simply due to the size of the population and the dominance and importance of the game there!
You said that Thai-made things were cheap, and I was joking because I figure electricity is Thai-made. Just a joke...
I can see that he's a nice guy, I read his blogs last year, and whilst I know that these can be faked, you can simply tell that they weren't. Doing his own washing, ringing his parents, etc etc - all things that a really good, down-to-earth guy does, not something a Safin / Hewitt would be caught doing, or at least admitting that they do.
As I would have expected....
um....i would say he makes all of his money from all the other things not on the court...his wife is a million air!
Parad0rns ranking has went south...and is having many injuries
why would it matter how much im worth. would a dollar worth less if i'm poorer? or worth more if im richer, vice versa. a number is objective it's not subjective. it is either high or low. and 3 mill is not terribly high, it's high but not as high as you're making it up to be.
A dollar is not worth more or less, but you're talking big in a way that makes it seem, to you, Paradorn ain't worth much.
Who said anything about 3 million? 3.5 is his tennis earnings, and there'd be expenses to go with that. But you can count on quite a bit from appearance money, and then, I would think, 1 to 10 times his tennis earnings in endorsements. There is no way his net worth is only a few million.
Yes he has made tons of money thru his endorsements too but Miss. Universe is in love with his good looks and personality Not his money.
Not necessarily. It's also possible she's just looking for free tennis lessons.
OP-original poster. Jealous? No I'm not that kind of person. Besides, why would somebody be jealous of something you don't have?
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