Boris Franz Becker was born on November 22nd, 1967, in Leimen, West Germany. Boris was raised as a practicing Catholic. Becker began playing tennis at his father’s tennis center in Leimen, where he grew up. He attained a high level of expertise at a young age.
Boris Becker Career
In 1984, Becker won his first professional doubles match the same year he turned pro. In 1985, he became the first unseeded player to win the Wimbledon singles title. Becker successfully defended his Wimbledon title the following year after a streak of unexpected victories. Later on, he formed a savage rivalry with Stefan Edberg.
By the mid-1990s, his financial and marital issues had begun to affect his work. He retired in 1995 after barely missing out on the Monte Carlo Open. During his professional tennis career, Becker won 49 singles titles and 15 doubles titles. Becker is known for never winning on clay, preferring instead to play on grass.
Boris Becker’s Net Worth
Boris Becker is a former German professional tennis player and current coach with a net worth of $10 million. Becker shot to the top of the world rankings nearly as soon as he began his tennis career, and he became a successful tennis player in an astoundingly short period of time. Despite this, Boris ran into financial and legal problems later on. Becker went on to coach some of tennis’ brightest potential stars after retiring.
Boris Becker Relationships
Boris married model Barbara Feltus in 1993. At the time, she was expecting their first child, and the couple welcomed him into the world in 1994. In 1999, they had a second child. In the year 2000, Boris filed for divorce. Barbara, happily, elected not to honor their prenuptial agreement, saving Becker $2.5 million in a lump-sum payment.
She, on the other hand, took him to court and obtained a far larger settlement. He was later discovered to have fathered another child during this marriage, and when a DNA test confirmed his paternity, he was given joint custody of the child. Boris married another model, Sharley Kerssenberg, in 2009. They had a child together after that before separating in 2018. In 2019, Becker was said to be dating another model.
Boris Becker Ventures
Becker started Volkl Inc. in the year 2000. The company manufactures clothing and tennis rackets. He went on to write an autobiography and serve on the boards of directors of various sporting organizations, including the German Tennis Federation and Bayern Munich football club. He also rose to prominence as a successful poker player, winning multiple tournaments.
!!!!!!!! https://t.co/N2GnrlLaLr— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) February 25, 2022
Boris Becker Financial Problems
Becker declared bankruptcy in 2017 after being ordered to do so by a British judge. In October of 2015, Becker was served with a debt judgment. Becker’s debt was not published, other to say that it is substantial — some reports stated it was $14 million. His business adviser, Hand-Dieter Cleven, said he was owed $41 million. Boris’ salaries and sponsorships totaled more than $130 million throughout the course of his career. Becker, for example, claims to have the financial resources to repay the loan, although he has experienced financial troubles before.
His first wife Barbara and a Russian beauty named Angela Ermakova, who gave birth to his child after a nightclub romance in London in 1999, owed him more than $25 million. Boris shocked the world when he announced in June 2018 that he was immune from legal action because of his appointment as an ambassador by the Central African Republic (CAR). Becker’s CAR passport was later revealed to be part of a batch of stolen passports, indicating that the claim was completely fraudulent.
Boris Becker was accused of filing for bankruptcy and liquidating his assets while delaying the handover of his Wimbledon championships until 2020. Becker was facing criminal accusations for failing to disclose information about his holdings and breaking the terms of his bankruptcy. When he entered a not guilty plea, all of the charges against him were dropped. He was also accused of concealing over a million pounds by transferring funds between numerous bank accounts at the time.
Becker’s sports memorabilia collection was finally auctioned, and the proceeds were used to help him pay off his debts. Becker’s bankruptcy limits were also extended until 2031 after it was discovered that he was concealing assets and transactions worth 4.5 million pounds.
Real Estate Investing
Boris Becker owns a big Mallorca mansion reported to be worth £9.4 million. He first put the 31,000-square-foot property on the market in 2007 for 13 million pounds. Despite Becker’s best efforts to sell his long-abandoned Mallorcan estate in order to pay off his debts, a group of squatters who came in in 2018 hindered him from doing so. The squatters have indicated that they intended to stay in the house for the foreseeable future, with some even attempting to make it into Peter Pan’s “Neverland.”
Becker’s property, unfortunately, had immense promise only ten years before. On the property, there are 12 bedrooms, a gym, a pool, a basketball area, a tennis court, and horse stables. In a short period of time, the squatters utterly destroyed all of these amenities. They also grabbed all of the costly belongings and anything else that wasn’t chained. The pool was extensively damaged after one squatter attempted to power it with solar panels. The squatters were evicted in 2020 when allegations surfaced that they were filming pornographic recordings within the premises.