Andy Murray just got $2.58 million richer after snatching up that little trinket we call the Wimbledon. The 29-year-old Scottish tennis player made his fortune primarily through prize money – quadrupling his annual earning from $1 million in 2005 to $4 million in 2016. Over his 12-year career, he made a total of $47 million in prize money, as well as $51 million in endorsements.
As a two-time Wimbledon champion, and the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist (which made Murray the first British singles champion in over 100 years), I would bet my money on Andy Murray too, if I were Under Armour.
Since Murray is in the 45% tax bracket in the UK, his take home pay is only about half of the $97 million he’s made over the past decade.
Andy Murray’s Net Worth as of 2019: $48 Million
2005 – 2006
Andy Murray turned pro in 2005 and began his tennis career ranked No. 407 in the world. The 2006 season saw Murray compete on the full circuit for the first time, and by February of the same year, Murray became the British No. 1, ending Tim Henman’s seven-year run. Within two years, he advanced from No. 407 to No. 42 in the world.
His annual prize earnings doubled from $1 million to $2 million within one year.
2007 – 2012
On April 16, 2007, Murray achieved a top-10 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for the first time, and reached a career peak of world No. 2 on August 17, 2009.
Despite his rapid advancement, 2010 was a tough year for Andy Murray, losing consecutively at the French Open, US Open, and the Australian Open.
At the Australian Open Murray beat Nadal and Čilić before losing in the final to world champion Roger Federer. “I can cry like Roger, it’s a shame I can’t play like him,” said Andy Murray during his runner’s up speech at the 2010 Australian Open.
From 2007-2009, Murray’s annual prize winnings were around $3.8 million. But in 2010, he saw a dip in his winnings by about $1 million. His 8-month title drought had cost him dearly.
2012 – 2017
Murray won the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013. He also took the Australian Open in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
In 2016, he also won the French Open and his second Wimbledon title beating his long-time rival, Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2) in the final.
His annual prize winnings as published by ATP:
2012: $5.6 million
2013: $6.7 million
2014: $4.1 million
2015: $4.2 million
2016: $4.3 million
In 2009, German manufacturer Adidas and Murray signed a five-year-deal worth $40 million. At the end of their contract together Adidas decided not to re-sign with Murray, and he began a 4-year partnership with athletic apparel company Under Armour in December 2014, reportedly worth $25 million.
Aside from Adidas and Under Amour, Scottish insurance company Standard Life, sports equipment company Head, Jaguar and watchmaker RADO are also sponsors of Murray. Endorsements from his most lucrative deals bring in about $10 million a year in 2015 and 2016.
Andy Murray has a lot to celebrate right now. But he’s still only 1/3 as big as his Wimbledon co-star, Serena Williams.
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