Roger Federer could buy Playboy mansion five times over and still have £44m left

Roger Federer has retired with a nest egg which would allow him to buy the Playboy mansion five times over and still have tens of millions spare.

The tennis icon, who announced the end of his career on social media today, departs the sport with a mega net worth which he's accumulated through his exploits both on and off the court.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, his wealth stands at $550million, or £479million. To give that some sort of scale, Hugh Heffner sold his famous property to billionaire Daren Metropoulos for $100m (£87m) in 2016.

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That means Federer could splash five times that amount of money and would have £44m left over – more than 99.99% of the world have in their bank accounts.

The classy Swiss would of course never do such a thing, having used his fortune for good. He set up the Roger Federer Foundation in 2003 to help disadvantaged children and give them greater access to sport.

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His charity work has been plentiful over the last couple of decades and he was recognised in 2011 on Reputation Institute's study of the world's most respected, admired and trusted personalities, ranking second behind Nelson Mandela.

Federer has earned around $130m (£113m) from his tennis victories, which saw him rack up 20 Grand Slam wins throughout his 24-year career. Most of his money has been made from sponsorships and endorsements, though.

He topped Forbes' list of the highest-earning tennis players of the last year despite not having played competitively, and has been in the top 10 of the highest-paid athletes every year since 2012.

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