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Last Updated : Aug 18, 2019 11:17 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Happy birthday Roger Federer: At $86 million a year, Swiss maestro still an ace with the brands

Check out how much these companies pay the Swiss tennis star annually to endorse their brands.

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Tennis legend and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer turns 38 today. Roger Federer, is one of the highest paid athletes in the world. According to Forbes, his partnerships with companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Rolex, Barilla, Wilson, Uniqlo and others netted him $86 million in the 12 months ending June 1, 2019. Here are Federer's brand sponsorship deals. (Image: Reuters)
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Tennis legend and 20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer turns 38 on August 8. The Swiss maestro is one of the highest paid athletes in the world. According to Forbes, his deals with companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Rolex, Barilla, Wilson, Uniqlo and others netted him $86 million in the 12 months ending June 1, 2019. Check out Federer's brand sponsorship deals here. (Image: Reuters)

The Uniqlo deal is by far the largest sum of money that Federer will earn from a single deal. The 10-year deal with Japanese casual wear designer will earn Federer around $300 million in a decade. (Image: Reuters)
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Federer's fattest pay check comes from a single 10-year deal with Japanese casual wear designer Uniqlo, where the Swiss ace earns $30 million a year. (Image: Reuters)

Wimbledon has been associated with luxury watchmaker Rolex since 1978 and Federer has been synonymous with Wimbledon since 2003. The tennis great holds an $8m deal with Rolex with no end date reported. (Image: Reuters)
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Swiss luxury watchmaker Rolex pays the tennis great $8 million per annum. (Image: Reuters)

The Swiss master has been associated with American sports equipment manufacturer since he turned pro in 1998. He currently earns just $350,000 a year to use Wilson rackets when he plays. In fact, Federer has also designed a racket with Wilson’s team. (Image: Reuters)
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The Swiss master has been associated with American sports equipment manufacturer Wilson after he turned pro in 1998. He currently earns just $350,000 a year to use Wilson rackets. Federer has also designed a racket with Wilson's team. (Image: Reuters)

Federer is the brand ambassador of German global automobile giant Mercedes-Benz. The 10-year deal which runs from 2017 till 2027 earns Federer a hefty sum of $5 million every year. On top of the yearning his contract allows him to receive a new car every six months. (Image: Reuters)
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Federer is the brand ambassador of German global automobile giant Mercedes-Benz and is paid $5 million per year for a 10-year period, which will end in 2027. Under the contract, he would receive a new car every six months. (Image: Reuters)

The French champagne maker Moet & Chandon chose Federer as its brand ambassador in 2012. The French brand has been paying Federer $6m since 2012 and opted to extend the deal this year at a cost of $8m. (Image: Reuters)
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French champagne maker Moet & Chandon chose Federer as its brand ambassador in 2012. The company is paying Federer $6 million a year, and opted to extend the deal in 2019 at a cost of $8 million. (Image: Reuters)

 Swiss chocolatier and confectionery company Lindt has signed up with Federer for a sum of $4 million. Federer came on board with Lindt in 2009 and his contract lasts till 2022. (Image: Reuters)
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Swiss chocolate and confectionery company Lindt has signed up with Federer for a sum of $4 million every year. Federer came on board Lindt in 2009 and his contract will end in 2022. (Image: Reuters)

Federer signed a 10-year deal with Swiss multinational investment bank Credit Suisse in November 2009. The deal is worth $2 million per year. The brand also assists Federer by making contribution to the Roger Federer Foundation, the charity which was founded by the tennis star to help disadvantaged children in Africa. (Image: Reuters)
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Federer signed a 10-year deal with Swiss multinational investment bank Credit Suisse in November 2009. The deal is worth $2 million per year. The brand assists Federer by making contributions to the Roger Federer Foundation, a charity founded by the tennis star to help disadvantaged children in Africa. (Image: Reuters)

Federer endorses Switzerland’s largest private telecommunications operator Sunrise. He was roped by Sunrise for $7 million for a period of 5 years from 2014-2019. (Image: Reuters)
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Federer endorses Switzerland’s largest private telecommunications operator Sunrise. He was roped in the company for $7 million from 2014-2019. (Image: Reuters)

In 2017, pasta brand, Barilla, roped in Roger Federer as its main face of advertising for a sponsorship deal worth $8.1 million per year. The deal runs till 2022. (Image: Reuters)
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In 2017, pasta brand, Barilla, roped in Roger Federer as its main face of advertising for a sponsorship deal worth $8.1 million per year. The deal will end in 2022. (Image: Reuters)

Private jet company NetJets pays Federer $6 million yearly to be its brand ambassador. According to the brand’s website, Roger says, ‘NetJets is definitely part of the winning formula for me on the tennis tour.’ Federer with NetJets in 2004. (Image: Reuters)
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Private jet company NetJets pays Federer $6 million yearly to be its brand ambassador. According to the brand’s website, Federer said, "NetJets is definitely part of the winning formula for me on the tennis tour." (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Aug 8, 2019 07:54 am
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