Boris Becker to Boris Beggar?

first_imgBoris Becker, amateur tennis pundit and professional tennis coach, was declared bankrupt after failing to pay a long-standing debt since 2015.What no one can take away from him is the fact that he is the youngest ever Wimbledon & Grand Slam winner in 1985, but going bankrupt after earning an equivalent of Rs 408 crore during his playing career, does take a bit of sheen away.THE FOUNTAINHEADS Becker’s earning came from three main sources18yrs – Professional career span (1984-2001)3yrs – Coach of Novak Djokovic (2014-16)12yrs – Commentator for BBC for Wimbledon (2003-2014)EARNINGS BREAK-UPMost of Becker’s earnings came from endorsements than his time of playing tennis, 1.5 times more to be precise.Earnings from endorsements 38.3 million U.S. DollarsPrize money earned 25.1 million U.S. DollarsEarnings as BBC commentator for Wimbledon 3.2 million U.S. Dollars, at approximately 19,000 U.S. Dollars per day for 14-day stint.Earnings as coach – 2.1 million U.S. Dollars, 700,000 U.S. Dollars per year approximately as fee; does not include bonusesCOURTING COURTSBecker’s fascination with courts wasn’t limited to the ones used for playing tennis, spending a bomb regularly afor served up by courts. 25.3 million U.S. Dollars spent on divorce and paternity suits settlement1.5 million  U.S. Dollars spent on payment to former business partner & housekeeping firm3.2 million  U.S. Dollars spent on tax penaltyPENNY PINCHERBecker also refused to pay pastor’s fee for his marriage back in 2009, for which he paid 2,830 U.S. Dollars as penalty to the pastor after a court order.advertisementTHE FALLWith all the expenditure, Borris Becker also had his fair share of earnings.  He is the fifth highest on-court earner in the history of tennis.Yet, Becker 857 U.S. Dollars of daily interest on the outstanding loan and 4.2 million U.S. Dollars, he owes to UK-based Arbuthnot Latham bank.He has been a motivation as a player to aspire towards to millions around the globe and promptly charges 25,000 U.S. Dollars for as a motivational & after-dinner speaker as fee charged.last_img