John McEnroe

Jack Ol 20 Aug,2017

Facts of John McEnroe

Birth Name
John Patrick McEnroe Jr.
Famous Name
John McEnroe
Tatum O'Neal
Married to
Patty Smyth
Currently Married
John Patrick McEnroe, Sr.
Katherine Tresham


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$60 Million


Tatum O'Neal
Married to
Patty Smyth
Currently Married

John McEnroe is a retired American tennis player who is best known for shot-making artistry and volleying skills. He is one of the players to be the world no. 1 player in both singles and doubles. During his career, he won seven singles titles and nine men's doubles titles in the major. He made a record winning eight singles and seven doubles titles.

Moreover, he has also won the Davis Cup five times. Besides his professional career, he also worked as a television commentator during the majors. Also, John has an estimated net worth of over $50 million.  

John McEnroe Salary and Net Worth 2020

The former American World No. 1 professional tennis player, McEnroe has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2019. Often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport, he summoned $12,552,132 as prize money from his career.

Once, he donated more than $15,000 to Democratic politicians. Apart from the career earnings, he owns John McEnroe Tennis Academy through which he earns a significant amount of money. Moreover, John is a husband of Patty Smyth, an American singer, and songwriter who has a net worth over $50 million. So, together with his wife, he holds a massive net worth over $100 million.   

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In 2017, he sold his Southampton home for $11.25 Million. With his wife, singer Patty Smyth, they own three houses in Malibu. In 2018, they put one of their Malibu house, a 6,445 square feet beachfront home on rent for $140,000 a month. They purchased the mansion for $21 millionHe is currently living in his new house with his family. He owns a Chauffeur car which costs $325 thousand. 

John McEnroe Malibu Beach house SOURCE: Variety

John McEnroe's Wife, Marital Life, and Children

Though he previously faced little ups and downs in his personal life, the professional retired tennis player John is now blessed with a happy married life. He has married twice. He is currently married to his second wife Patty Smyth.

McEnroe with Tatum O'Neal and their children SOURCE: artnet News

In 1997, John married for the second time. He tied the knot with singer Patty Smyth. The couple has two daughters Anna and Ava. Besides these, there is no rumor of their divorce. John is currently 60 years old. He has a perfect height of 1.8 m. He has German nationality and falls under the white ethnic group.

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Besides these, there is no rumor of their divorce. John is currently 60 years old. He has a perfect height of 1.8 m. He has German nationality and falls under the white ethnic group.

Past Relationship and Divorce from First Wife

He married his first wife Tatum O'Neal, Academy Award-winning actress in 1986. Before their marriage, they had a son Kevin born in 1986. Well, after their marriage, they had two more children Sean in 1987 and Emily in 1991.

However, their relationship didn't work and ended with a divorce in 1994. Following a divorce, the two were originally awarded joint custody of their children, but in 1998 McEnroe was awarded sole custody due to O'Neal's drug problems.

Short Bio and Family

John was born on February 16, 1959, in Wiesbaden, Germany. He was born to  John Patrick McEnroe Sr. and Katherine Tresham. His father was the immigrant of Irish. His father worked at the United States Air Force. Later he moved to New York City along with his family member. His father worked as an advertising agent.

John grew along with his sibling brothers Mark McEnroe and Patrick McEnroe who is a former tennis player. He joined the Trinity School and completed his graduation in 1977. Since his school, he started playing tennis.

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Professional career

Since the age of 8, John started playing tennis in his school. He competed in regional as well as national junior tennis tournaments. Well, John started his professional career at the age of 18 in 1977. Along with Mary Carillo, they won the mixed doubles at the French Open. He gave his best performance in the Grand Slam tournament.

In the same year, he won the National Collegiate Athletic Association singles at Stanford University. Moreover, he also won the team titles in 1978. He also won his first Masters Grand Prix. Later in 1979, he won the Wimbledon Doubles title along with his partner Peter Fleming. In the following year, he was able to win his first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open and became the first youngest player to win the Grand Slam singles. Furthermore, he also won the WCT Finals defeating Björn Borg.

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For the first time, John reached 1980 Wimbledon Men's Singles final but got defeated with Borg. But he defeated Borg in the final of the US Open and became the champion. In 1981 US Open John was fined $1,500 because he called umpire Ted James "the pits of the world". In 1981 he again became the champion of the US Open. And after his win, he became the youngest player to win three consecutive US Open singles titles. He also played Australian Open for the first time in 1983 but got defeated in the semifinal with Mats Wilander.

For the second time, he won Masters Grand Prix beating Ivan Lendl in the final. 1984 became John's best year as he made a record as the highest single-season win rate of the Open Era. In the following year, he won the US Open, WCT Final, and Masters Grand Prix. While playing the tournament in Stockholm, he misbehaved the umpire. So he was suspended for 21 days and was fined $7,500. IN 1985 he failed to win US Open but was able to win ATP tournaments. He took six months break and again came back to play in 1986.

Well, on March 3, 1980, John became the world's no. 1 player. And remained the same ranking in 1981-1984. During his final years, he won  World Championship Tennis Finals in 1989. Moreover, he got a victory in both of his singles rubbers in the quarterfinal Davis Cup. He won Davidoff Swiss Indoors in Basel. Well, John retired from his professional career at the end of 1992.


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