伊甸园机密: Bankrupt Boris Becker gets his Boom Boom back as his company starts making money again
Boris Becker shocked the world by winning the first of his three 温布尔登 singles trophies as an unseeded 17-year-old in 1985.
And the former tennis star is still springing surprises at the age of 54.
I can reveal that Becker, who was declared bankrupt in 2017, could be about to make the most unlikely comeback of all. His company, BB Private Office, has finally started making money again to help clear his debts, returning a £461,000 pre-tax profit for the year to March. This compares with a £136,000 loss the previous year.
Tennis legend Boris Becker, pictured with Lilian de Carvalho, 剩下, made more than £400,000 over the past year, after being declared bankrupt in 2017
Becker suffered financial problems despite being the youngest men’s Wimbledon Champion
The German BBC commentator is required to reside at his £5 million Battersea penthouse, and inform the Insolvency Service before travelling abroad. He was also forced to auction off his prized trophies and memorabilia, which raised a total of £680,000
His funds could be boosted even further thanks to a television show about his colourful life that is in the works, as I revealed in my column earlier this year.
Although Becker was made hugely wealthy after becoming the youngest Wimbledon men’s singles champion, he blew through tens of millions of pounds and has since had his life restricted as he pays off his debts.
The German BBC commentator is required to reside at his £5 million Battersea penthouse, and inform the Insolvency Service before travelling abroad. He was also forced to auction off his prized trophies and memorabilia, which raised a total of £680,000.
然而, despite this, he seems to be in high spirits, and was pictured cavorting this week with his glamorous younger girlfriend, Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro, on a beach in Dubai.
Becker’s private company was set up in 2012 and has been controlled by Mark Ford, one of his trustees in bankruptcy, since October 2017.
After rancorous divorces, bankruptcy and a child conceived with a Russian waitress on the stairs of a Mayfair restaurant, it seems that Boris Becker’s personal affairs are finally starting to settle down.