1.Roger Federer-The 16-time Grand Slam winner is worth a reported 300 million and earned 62 million in 2010.He has been world no. 1 for 285 weeks and just turned 30. He has been called by many the most “elegant” tennis player of all-time as well as the best interview.
2.Serena Williams-Hails from Compton,California and has taken an unorthodox path to being no. 1 in the world and is the winner of a total of 27 Grand Slams. She is still going strong and was the runner-up in this year’s Open.
3.Tony Godsick and Mary Jo Fernandez-This power couple defines tennis. Godsick is a senior VP at IMG Tennis and is Roger Federer’s highly successful agent. He has helped Federer ink endorsement deals with Rolex,Mercedes and Nationale Suisse.His wife owns two gold medals in doubles,is a top commentator on CBS and is the US Fed Cup captain.
4.John McEnroe-The best tennis analyst and the owner of 7 Grand Slam titles. Widely recognized as the greatest doubles player of all-time. He also recently founded the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in New York City.
5.Andre Agassi-8 Grand Slam titles don’t define him as well as having founded the Andre Agassi Foundation For Education which has raised over 150 million for inner city youth in Las Vegas.
6.Phil Knight-Co-founder of Nike,the endorsement machine behind tennis.
7.Nick Bollettieri-Founded the Nick Bolletieri Tennis Academy and has trained the likes of Agassi,Monica Seles,Jim Courier,Venus Williams and Boris Becker.
8.Ken Meyerson-Highly successful tennis agent who has helped Lagardere compete with IMG.
9.Ken Solomon-Founder of the highly successful Tennis Channel.
10.Billie Jean King- Won 39 Grand Slam titles.Founded World Team Tennis and is still the greatest ambassador for women’s tennis equality woldwide.