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Jimmy Connors Net Worth

Jimmy Connors Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Jimmy Connors net worth is
$12 Million

Jimmy Connors Wiki/Biography

James Scott Connors was born on the 2nd September 1952, in East St. Louis, Illinois USA. He is best known for being a retired professional tennis player, who won eight Grand Slam titles, and was ranked the world No. 1 tennis player, so we can say for him that he is generally considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. His career was active from 1972 to 1996.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Jimmy Connors as of early 2016? Sources estimate that Jimmy’s net worth is over $12 million, with the main source of his wealth being his career as a professional tennis player. Additional to this, when he retired he started working as a coach of widely-known tennis players, which has also added a lot to his net worth. Another source of his wealth is coming from selling his autobiographical book.

Jimmy Connors Net Worth $12 Million

Jimmy Connors was raised by his parents, James Connors Sr., and Gloria Connors, who was a professional tennis player. He began playing tennis when he was very young, thanks to his mother, who taught and trained him. When he was 16 years old, he moved to Southern California to start training with Pancho Segura. After graduation from high school, Connors became a student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Side by side with education, he continued playing tennis, and his first victory came at the Pacific Southwest Open in Los Angeles, when he defeated Roy Emerson. With this win his net worth started increasing quickly. After studying for only a year, Connors won the title at the NCAA singles in 1972, and the Jacksonville Open, so he quit education to pursue his professional tennis career.

At the beginning of Jimmy Connors’ professional career, he refused to become a member of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and instead chose to compete at smaller and independent tournaments, organized by Bill Riordan, who was his manager at that time. Anyway, he eventually joined the ATP and immediately began to show his dominance on tennis courts. His first major win was in five sets against the legendary Arthur Ashe in the finals of the US Pro-Singles.

From 1974 until 1984, Connors won eight Grand Slam titles, including five U.S Opens in 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, and 1983, two Wimbledon titles in 1974 and 1982, and one Australian Open title in 1974. His net worth was certainly rising. The year 1974 was his best, winning all three Grand Slam championships he participated in, as he was denied participation in the French open, as a result of his connection with WTT, World Team Tennis.

To speak further of the success he had in 1974, he played 99 matches and recorded 95 wins, which increased his net worth to a large degree. After the 1985 season, his career began to decline, however he managed to stay in the top 20 tennis players until his retirement. He held the record of 160 consecutive weeks from the 29th July 1974 to the 22nd August 1977, as the No. 1 ranked tennis player on the ATP list. Thanks to his accomplishments in tennis, Jimmy Connors has been inducted into the Inter-Collegiate Tennis Association Hall of Fame (1986), and the International Tennis Hall of Fame(1998), and onto the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

His retirement came in 1996, and in a career that lasted for over 20 years, Jimmy won 109 titles, which is the best result even now. A decade after retirement, Jimmy started a successful coaching career; beginning with Andy Roddick, who was under his mentorship from 2006 until 2008, after which Jimmy switched to women tennis, coaching Maria Sharapova, from 2008 until 2013, and most recently he became the coach of promising young star Eugene Bouchard.

Additional to his career as a professional tennis player, Jimmy Connors has written his autobiography entitled “The Outsider: A Memoir”, which was published in 2013. The book has won the British Sports Book Award in the Best Autobiography/Biography category. Selling of the book has contributed a lot to the overall size of his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, when Jimmy Connors was young, he was addicted to gambling and had an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Before he married, Connors was engaged twice, firstly to tennis star Chris Evert in the early 1970s, and secondly to Marjorie Wallase, a former Miss World, in 1977. Soon after they broke up, he married Patti McGuire, a Playboy model, in 1979, with whom he has two children. Their residence is currently in Santa Barbara, California.


Full NameJimmy Connors
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 2, 1952
Place Of BirthEast St. Louis, Illinois, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Weight150 lbs (68 kg)
ProfessionTennis player, Athlete, Coach
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles
NationalityUnited States of America
SpousePatti McGuire (m. 1979)
ChildrenAubree Connors, Brett Connors
ParentsGloria Connors
SiblingsJohn Connors
Nicknames占美·干納斯 , Коннорс, Джимми , 占美·干納斯
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Jimmy-Connors/22840895307
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/jimmyconnors
IMDBhttp://imdb.com/name/nm1648086
AwardsBBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
NominationsMilliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
#Quote
1I could end up playing five or six different ways in one match.
#Fact
1Is Andy Roddick's coach. [2007]
2Once engaged to Chris Evert.
3Won 8 Grand Slam tournament titles: Australian Open (1974), Wimbledon (1974, 1982), and U.S. Open (1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983). Tied with Pete Sampras for most men's U.S. Open titles with five.
4Holds the ATP men's pro tennis tour records for singles tournament titles (109), singles' match wins at Wimbledon (84) and the U.S. Open (98), and singles' tournament titles in one season (14 in 1974).
5After celebrating his 39th birthday, he became the oldest U.S. Open semifinalist ever in 1991. He lost in the semi-finals to Jim Courier.
6Won the NCAA singles tennis championship in 1971 while playing for the University of California.

Soundtrack

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Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell1975TV Series performer - 1 episode

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Renée2011Documentary special thanks

Self

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Verbal TennisTV Movie pre-productionHimself
Today at Wimbledon2014TV SeriesHimself - Commentator
Wimbledon2007-2014TV SeriesHimself - Analyst & Commentator / Himself - Analyst
Jim Rome on Showtime2013TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Morning2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2013TV SeriesHimself - International Tennis Hall of Famer
125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Contributor (uncredited)
Mr. Sunshine2011TV SeriesHimself
Signature Series: Vitas Gerulaitis2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2000TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Sexes: Connors vs. Navratilova1992TV MovieHimself
Blood, Sweat and Glory: A History of Sports1992DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1989-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend1990TV Special
History of Tennis1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1984TV SeriesHimself
The French1982DocumentaryHimself
1980 WCT Tennis Championships1980TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1975-1978TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dinah!1974-1976TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell1975TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1975TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974TV SeriesHimself - Tennis Pro

Archive Footage

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Duels2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Today at Wimbledon2014TV SeriesHimself
McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Best of Five2008TV SeriesHimself
Agassi: Between the Lines2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001TV Series documentaryHimself

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