Who Has a Higher Net Worth: Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal?
The two have faced each other more than 50 times in their careers with Djokovic dominating the Australian Open hard courts while Nadal is the King of Clay with the most French Open victories. And one question many fans have asked is: Who has the higher net worth?
Here’s the answer to that, plus a few other things you may not have known about Nadal and Djokovic.
Nadal is married now, but likes to keep his private life under wraps
In 2019, Nadal married Maria Francisca “Xisca” Perelló.
The couple met when they were teenagers and started dating in 2005. However, the pair kept things so quiet that the media didn’t even learn about their relationship until three years later. And when the two got engaged in 2018, the press didn’t find out to report on it until 2019.
CNN noted that Perelló has a degree in business. Today, she works for the Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy and is the Director of Strategy and Relations with Institutions for Nadal’s foundation in her and her hubby’s hometown of Mallorca, Spain.
Nadal previously stated that he wants to have children but may wait until after he is done competing professionally.
“I would love to have children, boys, girls … I’m a person who loves kids and I’m a family guy,” he said on the talk show Con Amigos Asi. “I think it’s also above all about looking after the kids … I don’t know if [having kids on the road] is ideal.”
Djokovic is also married to his high school sweetheart
Djokovic is also married to a woman he has known since they were in high school and they began dating in 2005 as well.
The athlete wed Jelena Ristic in 2014 when she was pregnant with their first child.
“Seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress, smiling and walking towards me… She looked like an angel,” Djokovic told Hello. “I was trying to be present in that moment and memorize it. I was focused on her, and her smile, and our baby. It really was a perfect moment.”
Today, they have two children — a son, Stefan, and a daughter, Tara.
Who has a higher net worth?
So which tennis superstar has the higher net worth?
It’s close, but the Serbian pro player edges out the Spanish pro.
Nadal has an impressive net worth of $200 million via Celebrity Net Worth. The publication reported that “in any given year, he earns around $40 million from tournament winnings, appearance fees, and endorsements.”
Djokovic’s net worth is a bit more at $220 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. The publication reported that after he “won Wimbledon in July 2019, his career earnings total more than $133 million.” Like Nadal, Djokovic has also raked in millions through endorsements with several top brands.