Leander Paes

John Max 20 Aug,2017

Facts of Leander Paes

Birth Name
Leander Adrian Paes
Famous Name
Leander Paes
Vece Paes
Jennifer Paes


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$8 million

Leander Paes is a professional Indian tennis player. He is one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players of all time. Moreover, he has achieved career Grand Slam in both disciplines. Till now he has won eight doubles and ten mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. And he is the oldest player to win the Grand Slam title.

After winning the mixed doubles Wimbledon title in 2010 he became the second man to win the Wimbledon titles in three decades after Rod Laver. He and his long-time live-in partner Rhea Pillai separated in 2014. They have a daughter Aiyana. Before getting involved with Rhea he was in a relationship with Mrs. Dutt. Moreover, there was a rumor of his love affair with  Mahima Chaudhary. His current net worth is $8 million.

Leander Paes Net Worth & Earnings In 2020

 Paes has an estimated net worth around $8 million, mostly earned through his tennis career. Furthermore, his total career prize money is reported $8,571,006.  

Additionally, he owns a lavish mansion in Mumbai, India. He owns a Porsche Cayenne car. The price of the car is around $60,000. 

Also, Leander is endorsed by a brand leader and gets some amount which boosts his earning.

Is Leander Paes Married, Wife, and Personal life

Leander Paes was previously in a live-in relationship with an Indian model, Rhea Pillai. The couple started dating in 2005 and welcomed a daughter, Aiyana who was born in 2006. However, in 2014, she filed a case at a local metropolitan court against Paes, alleging that he had her belongings removed from a wing of his home so his visiting parents could stay there.

Leander Paes and his ex girlfriend and daughter SOURCE: Free Press Journal

Rhea was previously married to Indian actor Sanjay Dutt. But they separated in 2003. Likewise, Paes was rumored to be dating Mahima Chaudhary before he had an affair with Rhea.  

Unfortunately, in 2015 their daughter Aiyana was diagnosed with a brain tumor. So the Mumbai High Court asked the couple to resolve their differences soon at least for the sake of their daughter. Till then, they are often seen spending their time together in public places. 

Paes is now 46 years old. He is 1.78 m high and weighs 74 kg. He has black colored hair with brown eyes. His nationality is Indian.

Early life and Education

Leander Paes was born on June 17, 1973, in  Kolkata, India. His birth name is Leander Adrian Paes. His birth name is Leander Adrian Paes. He was born to Vece Paes and Jennifer Paes. Both of his parents were sports players. His father was a hockey player and the bronze medal winner of the Indian field hockey team at the 1972 Munich Olympics. And his mother was a caption of the Indian basketball team in the 1980 Asian basketball championship.

Paes started his school from La Martiniere Calcutta. Later he joined  St. Xavier's College of the University of Calcutta for his higher studies. He completed his graduation from there.

Professional career

Leander Paes won both Junior US Open as well as Wimbledon during his junior career. And after the victory, he got the world no. 1 ranking. In 1991 he started his professional career. He won a bronze medal at 1996 Atlanta Olympics by defeating Fernando Meligeni.

However, he received the highest sporting honor award from the Indian government. For the first time, he reached the semifinals of ATP doubles at US Open along with Sébastien Lareau. Until 1997 he wasn't able to win a single title.

Coming to 1998 there was a great improvement in his doubles game. He was able to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. Following year, he was able to achieve great success in his ATP career at  Newport and New Haven ATP tournament. In 1999, Paes reached the finals of four Grand Slams, winning Wimbledon and the French Open. And was able to be the first pairs to win the Grand Slam.

He also won the Wimbledon with his partner Lisa Raymond and got the world no.1 ranking in doubles. In 2001, he won the French Open with Bhupathi. He also received the Padmashree from the Indian Government in the same year. Moreover, they also received a gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan.

In 2003 he won the Australian Open and Wimbledon along with his partner Martina Navratilova. Coming to 2006 he was able to win next grand slam at US Open doubles. Furthermore, he also won two gold medals in men's doubles and mixed doubles. Paes and his partner Bhupathi participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They were defeated by  Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarterfinals. However, he was able to get a victory at the US Open with Cara Black.

In 2009 he and his partner won the  French Open as well as US Open Men's doubles titles. But he just remained the runner-up at US Open mixed double. Well, in 2010 he and his partner Cara Black won the Australian Open mixed doubles title.

In 2012 he reached the finals of Wimbledon, but his team eventually lost the match. Following year his team wasn't able to win even a single title. However, he and his partner  Radek Štepánek won the 2013 US Open. After the victory, the Indian Government provided him the 3rd Highest Civilian Award Padma Bhushan.

He also won the 2014 Malaysian Open men's doubles with Marcin Matkowski. Coming to 2015, he won his 55th tour-level title in his 93rd final at Auckland in January. He won his seventh Grand Slam mixed doubles at  2015 Australian Open with his partner Martina Hingis.

Moreover, on September 12, 2015, Paes and his partner, Martina Hingis won the  2015 US Open. Coming to 2016, the same partners won the  2016 French Open. Besides this, they didn't win other titles. However, Paes and his partner Saketh Myneni were defeated by Rafael Nadal and Marc López in 4 sets at Davis Cup. In 2017 he and his partner Scott Lipsky and won the Tallahassee Challenger title.

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