Li Na Net Worth is $50 Million (as of 2020)
As for the day, Li Na net worth is estimated at $40 million, making her one of the richest former tennis players in the world. A considerable amount of this sum came not from her sport victories, but from endorsement agreements. As the most successful Asian tennis player, Li entered the ranks of the most marketable and well-known athletes in the world. Hence, the sums she has received for endorsements were really impressive. But the reason why we have heard and spoke about her so much recently was not some sort of dramatic increase in Li Na net worth. She came into the centre of media attention due to the relatively unexpected retirement just seven months after becoming No. 2 on the WTA Tour. In addition, the athlete has just given birth to her first child.
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Age:||41 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)|
|Date of birth:||Feb 26, 1982|
With an encouragement of her father, who was a professional badminton player, the tennis champ started developing her skills at an early age. At first, just like her father, she played badminton. But a couple of years latter her trainer convinced her to switch to tennis. The teenage years were not years for Li. Not only because she had to work really hard her peers were having fun, but because her trainers have used negative reinforcement methods. We don’t know whether these methods were actually necessary to torn Na into one of the best female tennis players in the world, but we do know that they have left the girl psychologically scarred (she told this in an interview). Plus, Li’s trainers were not the only people who seem to have put tennis before any other values, whether the girl actually agreed with it or not. For example, when Li’s father died from a rare cardiovascular decease, her mother kept this a secret for weeks: she made her daughter miss her father’s funereal, because she thought it might negatively affect her game.
Li Na net worth started to grow in the late 1990s, as she turned professional. Her game on ITF circuit in 2000 alone increased her fortune by $140 000. That year the athlete won 1 tournament title at the $50,000 level, 2 at $25,000, and 4 at $10,000 level. Despite being successful, in 2002 the athlete has stopped playing tennis professionally. According to Li, she made this decision because she needed more time to concentrate on her studies at university and some rest from tennis. Li Na net worth growth continued in 2004, as she returned to competition. Her fortune started growing faster than ever in 2012, as China’s government has abolished the requirement to contribute a considerable part of earnings to Chinese tennis development fund. The star enjoyed this new law for a couple of years, which have arguably been the most successful in her career.