Boris Becker has a net worth of $100,000. He is a former German professional tennis player and current coach. Becker rose to prominence as a tennis player in a remarkably short period of time. He won Wimbeldon at the age of 17 in 1985.
He still holds the record for being the tournament’s youngest winner. He was ranked number one in the world nearly from the start of his career, which included six Grand Slam victories.
Boris won three times at Wimbeldon, once at the US Open, and twice at the Australian Open. Following his retirement from tennis in 1999, Becker went on to coach some of the sport’s brightest potential talents, including Novak Djokovic.
Becker earned around $50 million during his professional tennis career, according to Becker himself, as claimed during a bankruptcy case in 2022. After accounting for inflation, that equates to about $120 million in today’s money.
Boris has faced with financial and legal troubles in later life, despite his huge financial success. Boris began challenging a British bankruptcy court in 2017, and the battle is expected to go until 2022.
Boris was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison on April 28, 2022 by a London court for concealing assets during his bankruptcy proceedings. More information on this case may be found further down in the article.
Boris Franz Becker was born in Leimen, West Germany, on November 22nd, 1967. Boris was brought up as a devout Catholic. Becker learned to play tennis at his father’s tennis center in Leimen, where he was born and raised. At a young age, he developed a great level of proficiency.
Becker won his first professional doubles match the year after going pro in 1984. He was the first unseeded player to win the Wimbledon singles championship in 1985. Following a string of surprising victories, Becker successfully defended his Wimbledon championship the following year. He developed a heated rivalry with Stefan Edberg later on.
His financial and marital problems had began to impair his work by the mid-1990s. After almost missing out on the Monte Carlo Open in 1995, he retired. Becker won 49 singles titles and 15 doubles trophies during his career as a professional tennis player. Becker is noted for never winning on clay surfaces, preferring grass instead.
After dating Karen Schultz from 1988 to 1991 and Cassandra Hepburn from 1991 to 1992, he began dating Barbara Feltus, whom he married on December 17, 1993, at the registrar office in his hometown of Leimen, when she was eight months pregnant.
Their son Noah Gabriel was born on January 18, 1994, and was named after Becker’s friends Yannick Noah and Peter Gabriel. Elias Balthasar, their second child, was born on September 4, 1999. They surprised several in Germany before the wedding by posing naked for the cover of Stern in a photograph taken by her father.
In December 2000, after Becker requested a divorce, Barbara travelled to Miami, Florida, with Noah and Elias, and filed a divorce petition in Miami-Dade County Court, bypassing their prenuptial agreement, which had guaranteed her a single $2.5 million payout. Barbara flew to Florida after receiving a call from a woman claiming to be Becker’s mother.
Becker acknowledged to his wife, Barbara, that he had a one-night fling with another woman while she was pregnant with their second kid, according to his memoirs. He said that Barbara hit him during an altercation after he travelled to Florida to visit her and negotiate their divorce.
The preliminary hearing, which took place in January 2001, was televised live in Germany. During the hearing, the couple ate dinner together every night. Barbara obtained a $14.4 million settlement, their property on Fisher Island, Florida, and custody of their children after Becker was granted a divorce on January 15, 2001.
After media reports that he had a child with Russian waitress Angela Ermakova in 1999, Becker declared paternity of a daughter, Anna, with her in February 2001. The incident is said to have occurred at London’s Nobu restaurant.
He was said to have been drinking after losing in the fourth round of the 1999 Wimbledon Championships to Pat Rafter. Becker originally denied fatherhood, claiming that Ermakova and him merely had oral sex.
Ermakova allegedly stole his sperm and used it to inseminate herself following the meeting, according to his lawyers. He eventually changed his mind and welcomed fatherhood. A DNA test revealed he was the father a short time later.
After expressing concerns about Ermakova’s parenting, he was granted shared custody of Anna in November 2007.
Becker was engaged to Alessandra Meyer-Wölden [de] for a short time in 2008. Becker’s longtime adviser and manager, Axel Meyer-Wölden, was her father. In November 2008, the pair called it quits.
Becker and Dutch model Sharlely “Lilly” Kerssenberg announced their engagement in February 2009 on the German ZDF TV show Wetten, dass..? Becker and Dutch model Sharlely “Lilly” Kerssenberg announced their engagement in February 2009 on the German ZDF TV show Wetten, dass..? Becker and Dutch model Sharlely “Lilly” Kerssenberg announced their engagement in June 2009 in St Moritz, Switzerland.
They revealed they were expecting a kid in August. Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis Becker, their son, was born in London on February 10, 2010.
Becker’s wife’s uncle Edley is the child’s godfather, and his buddy, Mexican-Cuban millionaire Luis Garcia Fanjul, is the child’s godfather. After nine years of marriage, Lilly and Becker announced their separation in May 2018.
Becker was rumored to be dating British model Layla Powell in July 2019.