When a tennis star filed bankruptcy, his assets included trophies and other items. There are many types of assets that are part of a bankruptcy petition. Bankruptcy assets include for example: real estate, money in bank accounts, jewelry, clothing, furniture, etc. Trophies and personal souvenirs are also assets owned by a debtor.
When German tennis star Boris Becker filed bankruptcy, his trophies were auctioned to partially clear the champion’s debts.
Boris Becker is the youngest winner in Wimbledon’s history. He claimed the first of three titles at age 17. Boris Becker won 49 titles and over 20 million euros in prize money. This is quite an impressive record.
However, at age 51 years old this champion tennis star declared bankruptcy.
As part of Mr. Becker’s bankruptcy, 82 items including medals, cups, watches and photographs were sold. The proceeds were used to pay his creditors to satisfy some of his debts. When he filed bankruptcy, his assets from his tennis career became part of the bankruptcy estate.
The six-time Grand Slam winner is nicknamed “Boom Boom” Becker for his devastating serve. He focuses on his tennis activities, particularly commentating, as he attempts to use his fame to wipe out his debts.
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