The retired legendary American tennis player was a household name for decades for his stellar play and lifestyle.
Jimmy Connors was one of the best players in the world during the 70s and 80s.
Known for his signature two-handed backhand and on-court rants made himself a massive star.The Illinois native, 70 won eight Grand Slam titles and was the world’s No. 1 player for 268 weeks (5th all-time). He also set a men’s singles record of 109 titles in 1,557 matches, and from 1974-1977 he held the No.1 spot for 160 consecutive weeks — which was a record at the time.
After his 1996 retirement, Connors began commentating and even tried coaching future stars Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova, but neither didn’t last long. Connors also opened up his riverboat casino with his brother John.
Initially, the investment succeeded, and they owned the first casinos in Missouri and Illinois.
But shortly, the business failed, and his brother John had to file for bankruptcy.
Connors was in a few public relationships. He was engaged to fellow tennis player Chris Evert from 1974 to 1975 and had a relationship with Former Miss World Marjorie Wallace.In 1979 Connors married Playboy model Patti McGuire.
Patti won Playmate of the Month in 1977 and was named Playmate of the Year.
They have two kids together.
Connors’s net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth, is estimated to be worth $30 million.