Maria Sharapova: business and money

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Maria Sharapova: business and money

Maria Sharapova said goodbye to tennis, but the beautiful former athlete continues to be talked about and earns thanks to a new and enlightening career as an entrepreneur. The Russian revealed: "I think I understand what my strengths or weaknesses are, I told myself I knew my limits and I worked in investments."

Sharapova has focused on fitness and wellness technology startups such as Therabody or Tonal. In addition to this she has long been launched in the candy brand fome Sugarpova while in private life she is now in the process of getting married to British businessman Alexander Gilkes.

Maria Sharapova: business and money

Before winning everything in the world of tennis and earning a lot of money Maria lived a difficult life and repeatedly reminded us that as a child it was not easy for her. During a recent interview on the Sports Business Radio podcast, the former world number one opened up and recalled the situation of her family who moved from Russai to the United States.

Maria's father, Yuri, moved to Florida with just $ 700 when Sharapova was only 7 years old. In 2020, Forbes estimated Sharapova's net worth at $ 200 million, and the tennis player talked about the role her money played in her career.

Here are her words: "I don't mean that I was only thinking about money, but I was thinking about the accessibility it gave. Now sometimes I think about it and I understand how proud I am to have been able to provide for me and my family.

This result gives you a sense of security, it is important to know that I can look after their health and I can make them happy and know that they are fine." After the retirement from tennis Maria has become a careful investor, betting part of her earnings in important investments, mostly innovative companies.

Maria Sharapova has won five Grand Slam tournaments and is one of the ten women's players in history to have completed the Career Grand Slam (alongside Maureen Connolly, Doris Hart, Shirley Fry, Margaret Smith Court, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Serena Williams), milestone reached on 9 June 2012 with the victory of her first Roland Garros.