Anna Kournikova’s tennis career ended at just 22 – today she has an empire worth $50 million

Anna Kournikova became one of the best players in the world of tennis during her day, reaching as high as No. 8 in the world rankings.

Despite that, the Russian star never won a singles title. Because of injuries, Anna was forced to give up her career at age 22. Even so, sponsorship and endorsement deals continued to flood in, and she soon became one of the most ‘Googled’ people globally. 

After her career ended, Kournikova became a big celebrity through several television productions, modeling, and other projects. Her marriage to Enrique Iglesias also whet the appetite of entertainment newspapers – these days, the couple live a somewhat quieter life with their children.