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Roger Federer is first tennis billionaire

Tennis star Roger Federer

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Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete in 2020. And he is set to become tennis’ first billionaire before the years ends, according to Business Insider.

By becoming a billionaire, he will join a rare club with Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather, all of whom have eclipsed the billionaire mark in their respective fields.

Federer earned $106.3 million pretax from June 2019 to June 2020. He earned more than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and LeBron James. The Forbes rankings considered money, salaries and bonuses from that span.

The 38-year-old signed a deal with Uniqlo in 2018, after being with Nike for many years. The deal reportedly pays him $300 million for 10 years. Aside from Uniqlo, he also represents Barilla, Credit Suisse Group (ADS), Mercedes-Benz, Rolex and Wilson Sporting Goods, per Forbes.

Source: IBT

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