Spend It Like You Earned It: Inside the Insanely Luxurious Life of Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal, one of the greatest tennis players to ever set foot on the court, is currently making headlines for all the right reasons. After comfortably beating Matteo Berrettini to secure his place in the US Open final, Daniil Medvedev proved to be no match for the Spaniard as he cruised his way to a fourth title in this tennis tournament.
The feat brings him one win closer to equaling rival Roger Federer’s Grand Slam title record, with 19 now being Nadal’s new total. Who doesn’t love an exhilarating sporting rivalry? And you know how soccer fans are blessed with the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo rivalry? It gets even better for tennis fans, as theirs is a three-way battle – Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal.
An Enviable Net Worth
With as illustrious a career as Nadal has had, the man has undoubtedly accumulated an enviable net worth. Before the US Open win, the athlete had earned over $8 million in prize money. Not in his entire career though; the $8 million and counting is for 2019 alone.
For his career winnings, those total to well over $111 million and this number is certain to rise given his recent exploits at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Having made $3.7 million after winning the same tournament in 2017, he’s certain to make a significant amount more two years down the line.
2017 was apparently a great year for the tennis star as it was reported that aside from prize money, he made a further $26 million off the court. This money came from various endorsement deals, notably from Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, and Babolat.
Nadal is also currently Kia’s global ambassador, a deal that also came with its basket of gifts. For partnering with the company, he received among other things a Stinger GT worth well over $31,900 and best believe that it’s a car to die for.
A Flashy Lifestyle
So how does this talented athlete spend his fortune? Over the years, he has earned the reputation of being somewhat flashy in his lifestyle choices, but isn’t it his money? While playing at the French Open last year, he was spotted rocking a watch that retails for $725,000.
And in addition to his flashy six-figure cars (an Aston Martin and a Mercedes Benz), Nadal also owns a 76-foot yacht, but he’s currently looking to offload it for $3 million. Of course, he’s selling this one to buy a larger one, having already commissioned a Sunreef catamaran to have been built by next year.
As for his primary residence, they say charity begins at home and this isn’t lost on the huge star. He owns a $1.5 million home in Mallorca, his home island, and when he doesn’t want to be in Spain, the Dominican Republic becomes his second home. He bought a $2 million luxury villa here, and it’s just his perfect getaway spot.
But even home away from home is still home, right? That’s why Rafa Nadal is big on vacations. Knowing him thus far, you should know that cheap isn’t his style. He’s been to Mexico, Mauritius, Italy, and literally any other exotic place you can think of. That he pays at least $800 for a one-weekend accommodation alone should leave you wondering how much more spends on other luxuries.
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