Rafael Nadal, one of the highest-paid tennis players of all time, just won his 4th US Open. Here's how he spends his millions, from a $725,000 Richard Mille watch to a mansion in Mallorca.

MediaPunch/AP ImagesRafael Nadal, the 2019 US Open winner, is one of the highest-paid tennis players of all time.

Rafael Nadal won the US Open for the fourth time, and with it, his 19th Grand Slam title.

Informally known as the King of Clay, Nadal has 84 career single titles under his belt. With $US3.8 million in prize winnings from the 2019 US Open, Nadal has more than $US11 million in prize winnings in 2019 alone. He also won the 2017 US Open as well as the 2019 French Open for the third year in a row – his 12th French Open title. In August, he won his fifth Canadian Open.

But those are only a fraction of his career earnings.

With his new win, Nadal’s career winnings now top $US114 million. And that’s not to mention what he earns from his multiple endorsements, from Nike to Kia. It’s easy to see how he’s become one of the highest-paid tennis players of all time.

Nadal has a history of spending his hard-earned money a little lavishly, from buying a six-figure watch to purchasing a second home in the Dominican Republic. And then there’s his luxury yacht, Beethoven.

But he’s also put his money toward philanthropic efforts, tennis centres, and property investments.

From his vacations to his cars, see how Nadal spends his millions.

Rafael Nadal is one of the top five highest-paid tennis players of all time. Throughout his career, Nadal has won more than $US114 million in prize money for singles and doubles combined.

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He earned $US3.7 million from the 2017 US Open and $US3.8 million from the 2019 US Open. The latter earned him his 19th Grand Slam title.

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And he earned $US2.6 million winning his 12th French Open title in 2019, his third consecutive year winning the French Open.

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He also won the Canadian Open, earning just over $US1 million. That brings his 2019 career winnings up to more than $US11 million.

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But Nadal doesn’t just earn his money by bringing his A-game to the court — he also earned $US26 million in endorsements in 2017. He’s endorsed by Babolat, Nike, and Tommy Hilfiger, with whom he has a $US3 million to $US4 million deal.

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Nadal is also a global ambassador for Kia. They gifted him a Kia Stinger GT, starting at $US31,900, which he can use at his leisure.

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Nadal is known to spend his money lavishly. He played the 2018 French Open wearing a limited edition Richard Mille watch valued at $US725,000.

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He also owns a $US4,499 Gocycle electric bike.

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When he doesn’t feel like getting around on two wheels, Nadal has plenty of sets of four wheels to choose from. He reportedly owns an Aston Martin DBS and a Mercedes-Benz SL55, both of which cost up to six figures.

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But Nadal doesn’t just travel by land — he also travels by sea. This summer, he reportedly put his 76-foot yacht Beethoven up for sale for $US3 million and bought an 80-foot Sunreef catamaran for an unknown price. It’s expected to be built by 2020.

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Like his means of transportation, Nadal also has multiple homes. He has a home in Mallorca, Spain, where he’s from, worth at least $US1.5 million.

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He also has a home in the Dominican Republic, where he purchased a luxury villa for $US2 million.

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When he’s not home or busy winning titles, Nadal has been spotted vacationing everywhere from Italy and Mauritius to Mexico, where five-star accommodations can range from $US800 to $US1,500 for a weekend.


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He’s also been spotted on his yacht with his girlfriend in Ibiza.

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But Nadal doesn’t just spend his money on himself. In 2008, he started the Fundación Rafa Nadal. Run by his mother, the organisation helps disadvantaged kids.

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He also opened the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Mallorca. The 24,000 square-foot space cost $US25 million — Nadal covered 5% of the costs. Kids can attend the tennis academy for $US62,000 a year.

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Nadal teamed up with Telefónica Open Future to call on technology startups for sport and wellness products or solutions that improved the performance of the Rafa Nadal Academy. Selected startups were chosen for an investment of up to roughly $US160,000.

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But Nadal’s investments don’t stop there. In 2016, he opened Spanish restaurant TATEL, located inside the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, with Enrique Iglesias and the San Antonio Spurs’ Pau Gasol.

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Nadal and his partners also recently bought prime Madrid real estate, a 19th-century building that reportedly cost nearly $US30 million.


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Most recently, Nadal is set to open a chain of tennis centres at vacation resorts around the world. The first Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre will opened in late 2018 at Costa Mujeres, Mexico.

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