Arthur Ashe Net Worth

Arthur Ashe Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Arthur Robert Ashe net worth is
$4 Million

Arthur Robert Ashe Wiki Biography

Born as Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. on the 10th July 1943 in Richmond, Virginia USA, and was a professional tennis player who won 33 Grand Prix titles, including three Grand Slams, plus 18 titles in doubles, and was in four winning Davis Cup teams. He passed away in 1993.

Have you ever wondered how rich Arthur Ashe was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ashe’s net worth was as high as $4 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a professional tennis player, which started in 1969 and ended in 1981. In addition to playing tennis, Ashe also had numerous endorsement deals, which improved his wealth.

Arthur Ashe Net Worth $4 Million

Arthur Ashe was a son of Arthur Ashe Sr. and Mattie Cordell Cunningham Ashe, and after his mother had died at the age of 27, his father took care of him and his younger brother, Johnnie. Arthur Sr. pushed his son to excel in school and sports, but he restricted him from playing American Football due to his slim build.

Arthur began playing tennis at the age of seven, when Ron Charity, a noted black tennis player in Richmond, noticed him, encouraged him and started teaching him basics. Ashe went to the Maggie L. Walker High School and later moved to St. Louis and continued his education at Sumner High School. In 1963, Ashe received a tennis scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was trained by J.D. Morgan. Also in 1963, he was selected for the US Davis Cup team as the first ever black player to achieve that, and helped his team to win the Cup against Australia. In 1966 and 1967, Ashe reached finals at the Australian Championships, but Roy Emerson was better on both occasions.

After winning the US Amateur Championships in Boston in 1968, Ashe also won the US Open, defeating Tom Okker in five sets. In 1970, Arthur won the Australian Open with a 3-0 win over Dick Crealy, while his only victory at Wimbledon came in 1975 in a 3-1 win over Jimmy Connors. The biggest rivals of his era were Roy Emerson, Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, and Bob Lutz. Ashe won three more Davis Cups with the US national team from 1968 to 1970, while he also won two Grand Slams in doubles at the 1971 French Open and 1977 Australian Open. Ashe’s last ATP victory came in Los Angeles in 1978 after he beat Brian Gottfried in straight sets.

Arthur Ashe was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1979, while in 1985 he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Regarding his personal life, Arthur Ashe was married to photographer and graphic artist Jeanne Moutoussamy from 1977 until his death, and had an adopted daughter with her. Ashe was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, and five years later he died from AIDS-related pneumonia on 6th February 1993 in New York City.

Full NameArthur Ashe
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 10, 1943
DiedFebruary 6, 1993, New York Hospital
Place Of BirthRichmond, Virginia USA
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
Weight73 kg
ProfessionTennis player
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles, Sumner High School, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies
SpouseJeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe (m. 1977–1993)
ChildrenCamera Ashe
ParentsArthur Ashe Sr., Mattie Cordell Cunningham Ashe
SiblingsJohnnie Ashe
AwardsSports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, Presidential Medal of Freedom, BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
MoviesArthur Ashe: Citizen of the World, The Day After
1True heroism is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
2When bright young minds can't afford college, America pays the price.
3I don't care who you are, you're going to choke in certain matches. You get to a point where your legs don't move and you can't take a deep breath. You start to hit the ball about a yard wide, instead of inches.
1Children: (with wife Jeanne) daughter Camera Ashe (adopted, b. December 21, 1986). She was named after her mother's profession.
2Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pages 31-33. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.
3Inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 1994 (inaugural induction).
4Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985.
5Pictured on a 37¢ USA commemorative postage stamp issued in his honor on 27 August 2005.
6Is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
7Inducted into the Sport in Society Hall of Fame, 1998.


The Day After1983TV MovieNewscaster (uncredited)


A Hard Road to Glory1986TV Movie documentary


Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fighting Back1992TV SeriesHimself
Donahue1990TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1989TV SeriesHimself
History of Tennis1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
Change of Heart1987TV Short documentaryHimself
Wimbledon '861986TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Commentator
A Hard Road to Glory1986TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Tennis That Counts1983TV SeriesHimself
The French1982DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
The John Davidson Show1981TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1970-1980TV SeriesHimself
3-2-1 Contact1980TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1975-1979TV SeriesHimself
Super Night at Forest Hills1977TV SpecialHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1975TV SeriesHimself
Parkinson1971TV SeriesGuest.
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Tennis Great
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Best of Five2008TV SeriesHimself
Jim McKay: My World in My Words2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Journey of the African-American Athlete1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
And the Band Played On1993TV MovieHimself (epilogue sequence) (uncredited)
Days of Grace: The Arthur Ashe Story1993TV ShortHimself

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