Tennis great Boris Becker was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Friday for illicitly transferring large amounts of money and hiding assets after he was declared bankrupt.
Becker is a German former No 1 tennis player and, since his retirement from the sport in 1999,
has published an autobiography, launched his own online media platform called Boris Becker TV,
commentated on Wimbledon for the BBC and has coached tennis champion Novak Djokovic.
Children: Anna Ermakova, Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis Becker, Noah Gabriel Becker, Elias Balthasar Becker Trending Born: 22 November 1967 (age 54 years), Leimen, Germany Grand slams won (singles): 6
Height: 1.91 m Spouse: Lilly Becker (m. 2009), Barbara Becker (m. 1993–2001) Nationality: German, West German Books: The player
Mr. Becker was one of the best-known tennis stars of the 1980s and 1990s, winning 49 titles, six Grand Slams and earning more than $25 million in prize money during his career, according to ATP Tour data.
The court found that Becker transferred $449,000 from his bankruptcy estate to other accounts, concealed his ownership of 75,000 shares of a tech firm and hid an $871,000 loan.
Boris Becker's net worth is estimated to be over $26 million dollars.