Ion Tiriac Net Worth $1.26 billion
Ion Tiriac salary $170,000,000
Ion Tiriac Net Worth: How rich is Ion Tiriac? & How much money is Ion Tiriac worth? Time to find out!
Born in Transylvania, he received the nickname Count Dracula thanks to his performance on the field.
How did Ion get famous?
He has made his first appearance on international sports scene on the Romanian national team, as an ice hockey player, at the 1964 Winter Olympics.
Soon after he switched to tennis and alongside fellow Romanian player Ilie Nastase, he won the men’s doubles in the 1970 French Open. The duo also reached the Davis Cup finals a couple of times during the 1970s.
Upon his retirement he became a coach and manager for players like Ilie Nastase, Guillermo Vilas, Mary Joe Fernández, Goran Ivaniševi? and Marat Safin.
From 1984 to 1993 he has managed Boris Becker, and a few years later Tiriac became president of the Romanian National Olympic Committee.
In Germany he has created and ran major men’s events such as the season-ending championships in Hanover.
He has taken particular pleasure and pride in making Madrid Tennis Open a combined men’s and women’s event. Unlike his beginnings, tennis is now a small part of his life.
The Madrid Tennis Open has €7.2 million in total prize money, as well a trophy offered to the winner, which bears his name.
Ever since 1996 he holds the license for the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy tennis tournament. The €450,000 event, held annually in Romania, two weeks before the Madrid Open, is part of the ATP World Tour 250 series.
For his work he has received many nominations and rewards such as ITF Hall of Fame in the contributor category.
Apart from his tennis career, he is also an avid car collector. Tiriac has in his collection two Rolls-Royce Phantom IV.
How does Ion make money?
Upon his retirement as a professional tennis player, he became a businessman in Germany. In the 1980s he has starred in a TV ad for Miller Lite beer alongside Bob Uecker.
After communism fell in Romania, he established the first private bank in post-Communist Romania, among other businesses.
In 2005, a Romanian magazine estimated his net worth to be around $900 million.
Most of his money comes from enterprises like retail, insurance, auto leasing, auto dealerships, airlines, and many others.
In 2007 he became the first Romanian to enter Forbes’ List of billionaires, placing #840 in the world.
Then in 2010 TOP 300 Capital named him the richest man in Romania with a wealth estimated at around $2 billion.