Bjorn Borg is a tennis player from Sweden and he is generally thought to be one among the best in the sport history. From 1974 to 1981, he was the first player to win 11 singles titles of Grand Slam in the Open Epoch. Borg won the French Open for six times and Wimbledon for five consecutive times. He won as well the Masters Tour twice and World Championship Tennis tournament once. Here is a quick summary of Bjorn Borg’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Bjorn Borg Early Life
Bjorn Rune Borg was born on June 6, 1956 in Stockholm, Sweden to Margaretha Borg and Rune Borg (1932-2008). He was the only child of his parents and he was brought up in Sodertalje.
When he was a child, Borg was captivated with a golden tennis racket which was won by his father in a tournament of table tennis. He began his tennis career as the racket was given to him by his father.
On July 24, 1980 in Bucharest Borg married Mariana Simionescu, a Romanian tennis pro. But the couple divorced in 1984. Borg was the father of a child with Jannike Bjorling, a Swedish model, and was married to Loredana Berte, an Italian singer, from 1989 to 1993.
Borg married again and his new wife was Patricia Ostfeld. Their son Leo was born in 2003, and he is now Sweden’s top ranked 14-year-old tennis player.
Bjorn Borg scarcely evaded personal bankruptcy when his business enterprises failed.
Bjorn Borg Career, Awards & Achievement
Borg represented Sweden in the Davis Cup in 1972 when he was 15 and that year he went on to win the junior singles title at Wimbledon. In 1974, Borg won the French Open Singles title – his first title in a Grand Slam tournament.
In 1975, Borg held on to his French Open title and then stretched to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, but he lost to Ashe. At the French Open in 1976, Borg lost to Adriano Panatta, an Italian. In 1976 Borg won Wimbledon and didn’t lose a set in the final.
In 1977 Borg missed the French Open, however, he won the Wimbledon title for the second time and the win pushed him to the world No. 1 ranking. From 1978 to 1980 Borg was at the top of his career, accomplishing both the French Open and Wimbledon titles for three years.
in 1981, Borg won the sixth and last French Open title and reached the Wimbledon final in which Borg’s winning streak was ended by McEnroe.
Awards & Achievements
Borg became world no. 1 tennis player in six diverse stints from 1977 to 1981, 109 weeks in total. Throughout his career, Borg gained overall 77 highest-level singles and 4 doubles titles. In 1979 he attained the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award and in 1987 he was inaugurated into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Net Worth of Bjorn Borg
The estimated current net worth of Bjorn Borg is $35 million. Borg was the world no. 1 tennis player for a lengthy period, but the total prize money in Borg’s career was just around $3.6 million! So how did he acquire a fortune of $35 million? Fashion is the answer. Borg began his clothing brand “Bjorn Borg” – a clothing label that is the second most popular one in Sweden, while the first one is “Calvin Klein”.
Bjorn Borg is a Swedish tennis player who created an exceptionally distinct style of tennis. He won numerous tournaments during the 70s as well as in the beginning of 80s. Borg won the French Open for six times and Wimbledon for five times. He decided to retire when he was 26.