The success of Stan Wawrinka during this era is something that not enough people appreciate. Not only has he been overshadowed by the big three, but it hurts him even more that one of them is from his home country. Despite not getting the fame as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, one could argue that he is the next best player from this era. That has led to a lot of prize money, and his net worth has jumped considerably.
What is Stan Wawrinka’s net worth? The three-time Grand Slam champion has a net worth that is roughly around $40 million. He has earned just over $34 million throughout his career on the court, plus endorsements that have helped as well.
Career Prize Money Earnings
The future Tennis Hall of Famer has received three huge paydays by winning the 2014 Australian Open, the 2015 French Open, and the 2016 US Open. He has also reached one additional final, and a total of five other semifinal appearances. Grand Slam events are where players make the most money, and his most consistent run came between 2013 and 2017.
Other big titles for Wawrinka include the 2014 Monte Carlo Championship, and the doubles gold medal in 2008 with Roger Federer. That doubles title didn’t lead to a lot of prize money, but it did allow him to get his name out there and become a bit more recognized. Up until that point, his success at the pro level had not allowed him to take the next step just yet.
Here is a breakdown of how much Stan Wawrinka have earned in prize money each year during his career (according to ATP).
All these years on the pro scene adds up to a total of $34 million earned through tournament prize money.
Injury issues in the last couple of years have not allowed Wawrinka to earn as much as he would like. He didn’t make it past the third round in any Grand Slam event in 2018, and 2019 was rather up-and-down as well. Still, he has a few years left as a top-level player, so that should allow him to pick up some decent checks.
Wawrinka is considered by many as a late bloomer in tennis, as he didn’t truly have his breakthrough until his late 20s. Because of that, he didn’t get the endorsement deals other top players receive early on, but he has landed some options since then.
At the start of his career, Wawrinka used Head tennis racquets. He was a big fan of different Prestige models, which helped him get to a high-level as a player. In 2016, he signed a new deal with Yonex to be one of the main faces of their racquets. He uses a Yonex vCore 95D racquet, but the company paints it to look like whatever the newest model might be.
The 2016 deal with Yonex also included clothing and shoes. He is one of their top athletes on their roster right now, so he gets a lot of specialty items that allow him to be featured.
Between the racquet and the clothing, it is estimated that Wawrinka gets about $5 million per year from Yonex. It was important for them to land the former Grand Slam winner, as they were struggling to get high profile tennis players on the roster for a full endorsement.
One of the most high profile endorsement deals he has is with TGV Lyria train service. This train runs between France and Switzerland, and his photo is on the exterior of these trains.
Wawrinka also has deals with Jetcraft, London Capital Group, Evian Live Young, and more. He doesn’t have quite the marketing power as the main three players ahead of him, or even Andy Murray for that matter, but Wawrinka has found a way to partner with some smaller brands for great opportunities.
Other Wealth Contributors
Wawrinka has not diversified too much yet as far as wealth is concerned, but he is building up some solid money to explore options later on. It would not be surprising at all to see him go down several different paths once his playing days are over. Coaching opportunities will be available, he could go to the commentator route, or he could use his earnings as a way to explore other business ventures.
A lot of his strokes are considered technically sound in tennis, which will always draw coaching offers later on in life. It is just a matter if he wants to find the right fit.
The safe bet is that Wawrinka’s days are over as a Grand Slam contender. Most undersized 35-year-olds can’t hold up over a long tournament. However, if there’s one thing Wawrinka has taught people in the past, it is not to count him out. This is a guy who can catch fire and beat anybody in tennis.
For now, it’s important to appreciate what type of player he is, and how he steps his game up against the best. He still has some solid money-making opportunities on the court, and advertisers still appreciate what he brings to the table as a multiple Grand Slam winner.