Martina Navratilova Net Worth [2021 Update]

Martina Navratilova has an estimated net worth of approximately $25 million as of 2021. She holds the record of holding no 1 in both single and double tennis for more than 200 weeks.

Martina Navratilova has made a huge fan base and also fortune playing tennis.

Navratilova is often considered the greatest player in Women’s tennis history to win several grand slams and competitions throughout her career. 

Navratilova dominated the court and often dominated her competition.

Thus in her entire career, she lost only 219 singles and won 1442 games in singles. Additionally, in her doubles, he had won 747 games and lost 143 games.

Overall her win to lose ratio is almost 85.81%.

She has a career span of more than 30 years, during which she has accumulated an income of around $21,626,089 in prize money alone.

Navratilova with her Grand Slam
Navratilova with her Grand Slam

Quick Facts

Full Name Martina Subertova
Date of Birth  Oct 18, 1956
Birth Place Revnice, Czech Republic
Nationality Czech/American
Ethnicity Czechoslovakian 
Zodiac Sign  Libra
Age  years old
Height  1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight  65.5 kg (144 lb)
Hair Color  Blonde
Eye Color  Light Brown 
Build  Athletic 
Father’s Name  Mirek Subert
Mother’s Name  Jana Navratilova
Siblings Kristyna Pliskova
WTA Tour singles titles 167
WTA Tour doubles titles 177
Profession  Tennis
Active Years  1975-2006
Books  Martina, The Total Zone, Breaking Point, Killer Instincts.
Net Worth  $25 million 
Social Media Instagram, Twitter 
Last Update October, 2022

Martina Navratilova Net Worth and Income

Just accounting for the amount of tournament prize money that she has won rounds to about $33 million in today’s money considering the inflation.

She is estimated to make approximately $6,917.81 per day, which is roughly $207534 per month.

Her total prize money win from all the competitions and matches is estimated at around $21,626,08. 

The total net worth is sliced from the total after her former partner Judy Nelson took a huge chunk of her property when they both got separated. 

House, Cars, and Watch

House

Navratilova resides in a beautiful house in Miami, Florida. She had previously lived in a spacious condo in Nokomis, FL, which had spacious 3,966 square feet space with 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms.

Cars

Navratilova is a complete car connoisseur knowing everything about the vehicle she rides.  The first car she ever bought was a Mercedes Benz 450SL which she purchased in 1975.

The car cost her $19,000, which she paid from the tournament money won just after winning U.S open.

The daily driver car she uses often is a 2006 Range Rover Sport. This is her favorite car. Her other cars include the 1986 Toyota Land Cruiser, Southwestern U.S Car, and the 1973 Skoda Octavia. 

Also, Navratilova has won several Porche cars as tournament prizes in her career.

Navratilova with her Porsche car
Navratilova with her Porsche car

Watches

The watch company Avantist released their limited edition legend series in the name of Martina Navratilova.

Each watch included the string from the racket that Navratilova used to win the Grand Slam finals as per the company.

Each model is limited to 50 pieces.

The watch is priced around $11,000, and Navratilova gets a certain portion from the sales of the watch as Royalty as well.

Martina Navratilova signature watch
Martina Navratilova signature watch

Charity

Navratilova is quite engaged in several charities in different areas. The charities she is related to include animal rights, underprivileged children, and most importantly, LGBTQI rights.

Navratilova had identified herself as a bisexual at first and later as lesbian, so her infatuation towards the cause is quite self-asserting.

Thus causes she has supported include addiction, AIDS, HIV, animals at risk, disadvantaged youths, human rights, equality, sports, etc. 

She is associated with foundations like the American Association of Retired Persons, Save the Rhino, PETA, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, NYCLASS, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, etc. 

Martina is also involved with the Small Steps Project, which has her signed shoes for auction, which will go for charity.

The shoe is priced at $700.

Martina Navratilova shoes for auction
Martina Navratilova shoes for auction

Recognitions

Navratilova is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player from the years starting from 1965 through 2005.

Her doubles partner Billie Jean King quoted her and said, “the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who’s ever lived.”. 

She became a member of  Laureus Sports Foundation’s Academy in 2000.

The Laureus Sports Foundation and Academy is a globally celebrated organization that encourages sporting excellence and uses it as a medium to transform the lives of all children over the world.

In addition, Navratilova was included in the 31 icons of LGBT History Month in the Equality Forum in  2006.

In 2003 she was awarded BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Lifetime Achievement award.

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Navratilova is often considered and titled second best female tennis player of the 20th century behind Steffi Graf, which Steve Fink and The Tennis Channel named her. 

Movies, Brand Endorsement, Involvement in Art & Books

Movies

After her successful tennis career, Navratilova also piqued her interest in acting. She has done several movies like Portlandia, Politician Will & Grace, etc.

We can see her inclination towards acting in the movies she has done. 

A documentary series was also made upon her life called Signature Series: Martina Navratilova. Also, another documentary Unmatched, is about the famous rivalry between Navratilova and Evert.

Navratilova in movie The Politician
Navratilova in the movie The Politician

Brand Endorsement

During the peak of her career, Navratilova had many brand integrations with many famous companies.

Navratilova, in her prime, was the most desired sports celebrity for brands to attach names with.

The brand endorsement included automobile companies like Subaru and watch companies like Avantist etc.; all joined their name with Navratilova.

She was often featured in their advertisements and TV commercial where she appeared as herself. 

However, the exact figures of her earnings from the endorsements are still not concrete. The rough estimation can be around $5-$10 million. 

Involvement in Art

After her successful tennis career, she diverted her devotion to crafting art.

Other art forms are done with brush and canvas, but Navratilova’s art is completely different and special. She creates beautiful art by using just a tennis racket, ball, and canvas.

Yes, just as hard it seems to believe, but she paints a wall with canvas by hitting a tennis ball across it. This unique concept is her brainchild, and she donates all the amount raised by selling the painting to charity. 

Anyone interested can purchase her art at the Art Grandslam website.

 It is also in a showcase at the Art Grand Slam, Roland-Garros. 

Martina Navratilova Wall Art
Martina Navratilova Wall Art

Books

Navratilova released her autobiography “Martina” in 1985, which was co-written with George Vecsey.

She has also written a mystery book series with Liz Nickles.

This series includes a character named Jordan Myles, who is a former tennis player turned detective.

The books were The Total Zone (1994) with Breaking Point (1996) and Killer Instinct (1997).

Navratilova Auto Biography
Navratilova Auto Biography

Career

Martina started playing tennis at the age of 4, where she picked up the racket and started hitting balls. Her grandmother Agnes Semanska was her greatest influence; she was playing tennis at the age of 7.

At the young age of 15, Navratilova won her first major title, the Czechoslovakia national tennis championship.

After a year, she debuted on the United States Lawn Tennis Association professional tour.

Navratilova started her career as a professional tennis player in 1975. In her initial phase, she won her first title in Orlando, Florida, in 1974 at the age of 17. 

Martina won 18 grand slams, 31 double, and 10 mixed double titles during her professional career. Above all, these titles were enough to show the dedicated and professional athlete Martina was.

 

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During her prolific career over a span of over four decades, Navratilova bagged 18 singles, 31 doubles, and 10 Mixed double titles over her career.

Starting from the crux of her career till the culmination, she kept on winning many grand slams and double titles.

Her final Grand Slam title was mixed doubles with Bob Brayn at the phenomenal age of 50, making her the oldest tennis player to win a Grand Slam. No other tennis player can achieve this feat. Navratilova proved age does not restrict anyone from fulfilling their passion. 

Titles Won

Singles:

Australian Open: 1981, 1983, 1985

French Open: 1982, 1984

Wimbledon: 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990

US Open: 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987

Doubles

Australian Open: 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989

French Open: 1975, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988

Wimbledon: 1976, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986

US Open: 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990

Mixed Doubles

Australian Open: 2003

French Open: 1974, 1985

Wimbledon: 1985, 1993, 1995, 2003

US Open: 1985, 1987, 2006

Tennis Rivalry

Navratilova was often compared and kept on the same pedestal with this other tennis player Chris Evert. The stories of their rivalry were considered one of the most iconic in the history books of tennis.

During the prime of their careers during the 70s and 80s, they often faced each other in different grand slams and competitions.

Similarly, they often get into the neck in many competitions. For instance, in finals and the rivalry between them is still talked of in the town in the tennis community.

Navratilova often dominated the game over Evert with her aggressive and explosive attacking game. She won 14 out of 24 Grand Slams over their meeting, while Evert won 8.   

Legend Evert Navratilova
Grand Slam 8 14
Virginia Slims Championships 1 2
Toyota Championships 2 1
Tour Events 26 26
Total 37 43
Evert vs Navratilova wins
Navratilova with Evert in 1985 French Open Final
Navratilova with Evert in 1985 French Open Final

Facts about Martina Navratilova

  • Navratilova is regarded as the greatest player of all time by many players.
  • Navratilova is one of the three women to have completed a Career Grand Slam in women’s singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.
  • Her limited edition watch contains strands of her final winning racket of Wimbledon.

FAQ

Who played doubles with Martina Navratilova?

Navratilova had quite a successful partnership with Pam Shriver. They together won 109 matches playing doubles.

Did Martina Navratilova win Grand Slam?

Martina Navratilova did win multiple Grand Slam. She, in her career, won 18 Single, 31 double, and 10 mixed double Grand Slams.

How fast was Martina Navratilova serve?

The fastest recorded speed of Martina Navratilova’s serve was 195km per hour or 121.17 miles per hour.

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