Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2021. Photo: AFP

RAGS TO RICHES: Raducanu once had just ‘£44’ in the bank

British tennis star Emma Raducanu reportedly had just £44 in her company account before striking it rich with her sensational success.

Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2021. Photo: AFP

After sensationally winning the US Open, Raducanu is reported to have quickly accumulated a £12 million fortune, which comes in stark contrast to her once limited company account.


The Daily Mail reported that Raducanu set up Harbour 6 Limited in February 2020, and acts as its sole director. An analysis of company files reportedly once showed her with net assets of just £44.

However, she has enjoyed a meteoric rise after her first Grand Slam title win bagged the teenager £1.8m in prize money, which was a massive contributor in sparking a sequence of lucrative endorsement deals with headline brands such as Porsche, Evian and Dior. 

Raducanu has been signed with Nike for almost four years, although this deal was reportedly renegotiated after the breakthrough year in 2021.

The report below from AFP further documents the success of Raducanu;

Emma Raducanu was named in Britain’s New Year Honours list at the beginning of the year – alongside a clutch of Olympic stars – in recognition of her stunning breakthrough victory at the US Open.

Cyclists Jason and Laura Kenny – who have won 12 Olympic gold medals between them – received a knighthood and damehood and there was recognition for Tokyo gold medallists Tom Daley, Adam Peaty and Max Whitlock.

The honours list recognises outstanding achievements in various fields including showbusiness, sport and politics, as well as the contributions of people across society.

A number of medical chiefs leading Britain’s battle against coronavirus have also been given awards in the latest list.

Emma Raducanu, who became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam since Virginia Wade in 1977, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Emma Raducanu is still only 19

“It makes me immensely proud and grateful to be listed to receive an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen,” said the now 19-year-old Emma Raducanu, who did not drop a set at Flushing Meadows on her run to the title.

“This year has been full of amazing surprises for me so to end 2021 with this appointment is very special.”

Additional reporting by: © Agence France-Presse