More than 20 years after the end of his career, Boris Becker, ex-star of German tennis, does not stop fighting with justice because of his debts. His privacy is not at best.
Boris Becker, former German tennis star (he won six Grand Slam tournaments in the 80s and 90s), turns 53 this Sunday, November 22. A birthday which, in addition to being confined, is not at all happy since the one we nicknamed “Boom boom” has serious trouble with the law. In debt, and even declared bankrupt in 2017, he will be tried in September 2021 for concealing property and hundreds of thousands of pounds. Money he would have transferred to other accounts, including two of his ex-wives, such as Lily Kerssenberg, from whom he divorced in 2018.
Boris Becker has pleaded not guilty to the latest charges against him, but he faces up to seven years in prison. A penalty which, if it is really inflicted on him, will be a real blow to the former tennis star, who continues his slow decent in hell since the end of his career in 1999. Of the fortune of several million euros that he has accumulated all these years of glory, there is nothing left. It must be said that between its legal issues and his divorces, Boris Becker did not have much respite.
A divorce at nearly 25 million euros
“Boom boom” got into trouble with the tax authorities in Germany. He had accumulated 1.7 million euros in back taxes. He was also pinned down by the Spanish courts for unpaid debts. Then by Swiss justice after having been accused of not having paid the pastor who married him to Lily Kerssenberg in 2009. To this can be added his divorces, which also made him lose several million euros.
Separation from Barbara Becker, the mother of his two eldest sons, cost him 25 million euros. The ex-model had left everything upon learning of her husband’s infidelity, who had cheated on her with another woman while she was pregnant with their son Elias. Boris Becker had also made his mistress pregnant, even before his wife gave birth. He had also confided in this story in his second autobiographical book entitled Life is not a game. And whose sales were not enough to pay off its debts.
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