Andre Agassi is an American retired tennis player who held the world No. 1 ranking, secured eight major championships and earned an Olympic gold medal. Additionally, he was a finalist in seven other major tournaments, solidifying his reputation as one of the greatest tennis players in history.
Full name-Andre Kirk Agassi
Born- 29 April 1970
Birthplace-Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Spouse- Steffi Graf (m. 2001), Brooke Shields (m. 1997–1999)
Profession-American tennis player
Andre Agassi’s parents are Emmanuel “Mike” Agassi and American Elizabeth “Betty” Agassi. Betty, was a breast cancer survivor, while his father, Mike, is a former Olympic boxer hailing from Iran.
He has three elder siblings named Rita, Philip, and Tami.
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf exchanged vows on October 22, 2001, in a private ceremony held at their residence in Las Vegas. They are both former tennis players.
The couple is blessed with two children: a son named Jaden Gil, born in 2001, and a daughter named Jaz Elle, born in 2003.
At the age of 12, Andre Agassi, alongside his doubles partner and good friend Roddy Parks, clinched the 1982 National Indoor Boys 14s Doubles Championship in Chicago, a memorable experience he recounts in his book “Open.” At 13, Agassi was sent to Nick Bollettieri’s Tennis Academy in Florida, initially intended for a three-month stay due to financial constraints. However, after witnessing Agassi’s talent, Bollettieri was so impressed that he offered him free training. Subsequently, Agassi left school in the ninth grade to pursue a full-time tennis career.
Agassi’s tennis achievements include being the second of five men to achieve the career Grand Slam in the Open Era and the fifth of eight overall. He is also the first of two men to attain the career Golden Slam and the only one to secure a career Super Slam. Notably, Agassi holds the distinction of being the first man to win all four singles majors on three different surfaces (hard, clay, and grass).
Despite personal challenges in the mid-to-late 1990s, Agassi reclaimed the world No. 1 ranking in 1999 and enjoyed a highly successful period over the next four years. He retired from professional tennis on September 3, 2006, due to sciatica and back issues but left an enduring legacy. Beyond tennis, Agassi is the founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, which has raised over $60 million for at-risk children in Southern Nevada. He and fellow tennis legend Steffi Graf have been married since 2001.
Agassi has remained active in the tennis community, participating in events like the Outback Champions Series and appearing in the documentary film “Love Means Zero” in 2017. In 2023, he joined Michael Chang, Andy Roddick, and John McEnroe in the Million Dollar Pickleball Slam at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Additionally, Agassi made a surprise guest appearance as a commentator during the Andy Roddick/Roger Federer US Open quarterfinal on September 5, 2007.
Net Worth 2024
As of 2024, Andre Agassi’s estimated net worth is around $175 million.
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Post-Tennis Purpose: Andre Agassi’s Journey Beyond the Illusion of Choice
Andre Agassi, an eight-time Grand Slam champion, expresses that he has discovered a genuine sense of purpose beyond tennis through social impact investing. He reflects on the challenge of spending a significant portion of his life not preparing for the subsequent two-thirds, acknowledging the nature of dedicating oneself to something profoundly positive at a young age, leaving little time for other forms of balance. Agassi now finds fulfillment in living “life on my terms.”
However, his true revelation came from collaborating with the private sector. Through a social impact fund, he successfully raised over $1 billion, allowing him to expand and scale up his education solution.
“I’ve figured out a way through the private sector to scale my mission in education,” he says. “I put together a real estate infrastructure fund. I’ve deployed about $US1.3 billion over the last 12 years to build 130 schools across America.”