1. What is Leander Paes Net Worth?
Leander Paes is an Indian professional tennis player who has a net worth of $20 million. He is one of the most successful singles and doubles players in the history of the sport, having won 18 Grand Slam titles. He also has a record for most Davis Cup wins, with 42 victories. In addition to his on-court success, he has earned millions through endorsements and sponsorships over the years.
2. Leander Paes Early Life
Leander Paes was born on June 17, 1973 in Kolkata, India. His father Vece Paes was a member of the Indian hockey team that won gold at the 1972 Munich Olympics and his mother Jennifer Paes was a professional tennis player. He began playing tennis at age five and by age 12 he had already won his first junior tournament. At 15 he became India’s youngest ever national tennis champion and went on to represent India in international tournaments all over the world.
3. Leander Paes Career
Paes’ career began to take off in 1991 when he reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon as an unseeded player and then went on to win his first Grand Slam title at the French Open Mixed Doubles in 1999 with Lisa Raymond. Since then he has gone on to win four more Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles as well as 13 Grand Slam titles in men’s doubles with various partners including Mahesh Bhupathi, Radek Stepanek, Martina Navratilova, Cara Black and Daniel Nestor among others. He also holds several records for most consecutive Davis Cup wins for India which stands at 42 wins from 1990-2016.
4. Leander Paes Biography
Paes’ biography entitled ‘A Champion’s Story’ was published by HarperCollins Publishers India in 2014 and chronicles his life story from childhood to adulthood as well as his career highlights up until that point including all of his major tournament wins and records set during that time period. The book also includes interviews with several other prominent sports personalities such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among others who discuss their experiences playing against him or teaming up with him throughout their careers.
5. Leander Paes Height & Weight
Leander stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall (178 cm) while weighing around 75 kg (165 lbs). His zodiac sign is Gemini which is known for its adaptability, versatility, resourcefulness and enthusiasm among other traits that have helped him become one of the greatest tennis players of all time despite coming from a small country like India where there are limited resources for training athletes compared to other countries around the world such as France or USA where many talented players come from every year due to their larger budgets for training programs available to them from birth onwards until they reach adulthood where they can compete professionally if they so choose.
6 Date of Birth & Nationality
Leander was born on June 17th 1973 making him 47 years old currently (as of 2021). He holds an Indian passport but also holds dual citizenship with South Africa due to his mother being South African by birth before she moved to India later on in her life prior to meeting her future husband Vece Paes who would go on to become Leanders father.