Björn Borg

by Amit 30 Mar,2021
Björn Borg
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  • Birth Name Bjorn Rune Borg
  • Birth Place Stockholm, Sweden
  • Famous Name Bjorn Borg
  • Father Rune Borg
  • Mother Margaretha Borg
  • Net Worth $40 Million
  • Nationality Swedish
  • Currently Married Patricia Östfeldt
  • Married to Patricia Östfeldt (m. 2002), Loredana Berte (1989-1993), Mariana Simionescu (1980-1984)
  • Divorce Loredana Berte (1989-1993), Mariana Simionescu (1980-1984)
  • Children Leo Borg, Robin Borg
  • Girlfriend Jannike Bjorling (former)

Bjorn Rune Borg is a former tennis player from Sweden. He is an 11 times Grand Slam winner and a four-time finalist at US Open. He won 6 French Open finals, fourth behind Sampras, Djokovic, and Nadal. The former world no.1, Borg won 66 titles in his career, including 11 Grand Slam singles titles, and became the first male player to win five Wimbledon titles in the Open Era.

The only child of Rune and Margaretha, Borg was born on 6 June 1956 in Stockholm, Sweden. He spent his childhood in nearby Södertälje.

Bjorg Born Career

At 15, Borg played for Sweden in the 1972 Davis Cup and won his debut singles rubber in five sets. That year, he won Wimbledon junior singles title, the Orange Bowl Junior Championship. Borg finished the season at the 18th position.

Bjorn Borg is an 11 times winner at the Grand Slam SOURCE: Sky Sports.

The following year, he won his first career singles title at the New Zealand Open. The same season he won titles in London and Sao Paulo. He is also the winner of the Italian Open. By 1975, Borg had won 19 consecutive Davis Cup singles rubbers since 1973, a record at the time.

The Swede won the 1976 World Championship Tennis, Wimbledon - 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, French Open - 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, Stockholm Open 1980, and the Master's title 1980. Borg is the first male player to appear in French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open finals in the same year three times in his career, a record later surpassed only by Roger Federer. He is also the champion of 16 Grand Prix Super Series and three year-end championships.

Other tournaments that the 5'11" athlete has won include Tour Finals (1979, 1980), WCT Finals 1976, and Davis Cup (1975). Borg retired from the game in July 1984 at the age of 26. He, though, returned in 1993, only to face several back-to-back defeats and zero titles.

Bjorn Borg Net Worth

Reports claim Bjorn Borg's net worth stands around $40 million. In 1979, Borg became the first player to earn more than $1 million in prize money in a single season. The Swedish-born athlete has also made millions in endorsements throughout his career. His career earnings is reported to be $3,655,751 from prize money alone.

Bjorn Borg was the first player to win six French Open singles titles. SOURCE: International Tennis Hall Of Fame

Back in the late 2000s, Borg stayed on in Birmingham to launch his range of underwear. In 2007 Guardian reported, Borg's then clothing business was doing well and was on Sweden's stock market in 10 different territories in Europe.

The analysis of Borg's earnings throughout his career as a tennis player could be anything but simple math. From Rolex's to Grand Slam prizes, Born has had it all. Also, nobody can ignore the fact that Grand Slam tournaments offer the most ranking points, prize money, public, and media attention.

He also had held three residences: a penthouse in Monte Carlo, a mansion on Long Island, and an island off the Swedish Coast.

The Richest reports Borg's ATP prizes money throughout his career as:

  • 1973 - $373,000
  • 1974 - $1,467,000
  • 1975 - $1,014,000
  • 1976 - $1,635,000
  • 1977 - $2,079,000
  • 1978 - $3,455,000
  • 1979 - $3,835,000
  • 1980 - $3,499,000
  • 1981 - $2,850,000
  • 1982 - $300,000
  • 1983 - $300,000
  • 1984 - $100,000
  • 1991 - $1,000,000
  • 1992 - $4,135,000
  • 1993 - $850,000

Bjorn Borg Married Life, Family

Bjorn married his first wife, Mariana Simionescu, also a tennis player in Bucharest, on July 24, 1980. Their romance began in 1976. They, though, parted their ways in 1984 after Borg met Jannike Bjorling, a Swedish model. With Bjorling, Borg fathered a son, Robin. The relationship with Bjorling ended after three years.

Björn Borg and his current wife Patricia SOURCE: Pinterest

In 1989, the star athlete married the Italian singer and a model Loredana Berte, but they divorced in 1993. Nine years later, in 2002, Borg wed Patricia Östfeldt. The couple together shares a son, Leo Borg, born in 2003. Borg is also a grandfather to Robin's daughter.

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