Boris Becker, at a mere 49 years of age, has managed to both amass and squander a remarkable personal fortune. The tennis champ, once married to Miami’s Barbara Becker, was declared bankrupt in London on Tuesday, with a whopping $4.2 million in arrears to a private bank.
It was no one event that brought Becker low. Some of his massive expenditures include:
· An enormous Majorcan party-villa built in the ‘90s;
· A $3.17 million German tax bill;
· A judgment of $285,000 to a landscape gardener that worked in connection with the Majorcan property; and
· Further judgments of $437,000 and $1.01 million to an unpaid Spanish builder and a business partner in an organic foods firm respectively.
Ultimately, though, the biggest financial hits Becker took resulted from a sordid interlude in the broom closet of London’s Nobu restaurant nearly 2 decades ago.
Becker indulged in an illicit quickie at Nobu with Russian model Angela Ermakova—while, it should be noted, he was still married to Barbara, who at the time was pregnant with his child.