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Yannick Noah was born on the18th May 1960, in Sedan, France, and is a retired tennis player and pop music star, best known to the world for winning the French Open in 1983. His tennis career was active from 1977 until 1996, after which he took the microphone in his hands and released a number of successful albums, including “Saga Africa” (1990), and “Yannick Noah” (2000), among others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Yannick Noah is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Noah’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through both his successful careers.

Yannick Noah Net Worth $10 Million

Yannick is the son of the famous Cameronian football player Zacharie Noah, and Marie-Claire. His father had a successful career in France, however, after an injury, the whole family moved to Cameroon. Yannick, on the other hand, started playing tennis from an early age and in 1971 he was spotted by Arthur Ashe and Charlie Pasarell, who brought him back to France and enrolled him at the French Tennis Federation’s training center in Nice.

Six years later he became a professional tennis player, and the following year won several titles, the first one at an event held in Manila, Philippines, defeating Peter Feigl in straight sets in the final. He then won a tournament in Calcutta, India, while in 1980 brought home three more titles, from tournaments held in Nancy, France, Madrid, Spain and Bordeaux, France. The following year wasn’t quite so successful for Noah since he only reached the final in Rome, Italy, and lost to Guillermo Vilas, but he managed to bounce back in 1981, winning in Richmond, USA, and Nice, France, which only increased his net worth.

In 1982 he added a couple more titles to his trophy room, including from events held in La Quinta, USA, where he defeated Ivan Lendl, then Basel, Switzerland, where he bested Mats Wilander. 1983 was one of his most successful seasons, since he won his only Grand Slam title, the French Open, defeating Mats Wilander in straight sets, becoming first Frenchmen in 37 years to lift the trophy at Roland Garros, and still the most recent Frenchman to win it.

Aside from the French Open, Yannick won tournaments in Madrid, Spain and Hamburg, Germany, increasing further his net worth. Yannick played tennis until 1996, however, his last title came in 1990 when he defeated Carl-Uwe Steeb to lift the trophy at the Sydney International event, and from 1985 through 1990 won titles in Rome, Forest Hills, USA, Wembley, England, Lyon, France, and Milan.
He was also successful in doubles, as he won 16 titles, mostly with Henry Leconte, with whom he won the French Open in 1984, and Guy Forget, with whom he won such tournaments as Indian Wells, USA, Rome, and Monte Carlo, Monaco, among many others. Thanks to his long and successful career, Yannick was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.

He started his music career in 1990, releasing his debut album “Saga Africa”, and since then has released 11 more albums, including “Yannick Noah” (2000), which topped the charts in France, “Pokhara” (2003), which also reached No. 1 in France, “Charango” (2006), “Frontières” (2010), “Hommage” (2012), and “Combats Ordinaries” (2012), all of which were No. 1 albums, and which contributed steadily to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Yannick has married three times; his first wife was a former Miss Sweden, Cecilia Rodhe (1984-87) and with her he has two children, son Yoakim Noah, who is a basketball player, and a daughter, Yelena. His second marriage was to Heather Stewart-Whyte (1995-99), a British model with whom he also has two children. His third wife is TV producer Isabelle Camus (m. 2003); the couple has a son.

Yannick is well-known for his philanthropic activities; he supports numerous charitable organizations that help underprivileged children, including founding his own Fête le Mur, organization.

Full Name Yannick Noah
Net Worth $10 Million
Date Of Birth May 18, 1960
Place Of Birth Sedan, Ardennes, France
Height 1.93 m
Weight 82 kg
Profession Tennis player
Nationality American
Spouse Isabelle Camus (m. 2003), Heather Stewart-Whyte (m. 1995–1999), Cécilia Rodhe (m. 1984–1987)
Children Joakim Noah, Jénayé Noah, Yélena Noah, Joalukas Noah, Eleejah Noah
Parents Marie-Claire Échalier-Perrier, Zacharie Noah
Siblings Nathalie Noah, Isabelle Noah
Nominations NRJ Music Award for Francophone Song of the Year, NRJ Music Award for Francophone Male Artist of the Year, NRJ Music Award for Francophone Duo/Group of the Year, NRJ Music Award for Francophone Album of the Year, NRJ Music Award for Concert of the Year, Aux arbres citoyens, Les Lionnes, Saga africa
TV Shows Taratata
1 Was engaged to Jill Goodacre.
2 No Frenchman has won men’s singles in French Open since Noah won 1983.
3 Being a successful singer in France, he has released eight albums since 1991 including “Yannick Noah” (2000) and “Charango” (2006).
4 Chosen most popular French celebrity in the annual survey of “Journal du dimanche” in 2005 and 2007.
5 Born to Zacharie Noah, a former Cameroonian professional football player, and his French wife Marie-Claire, former captain of France’s national women’s basketball team and teacher.
6 His first wife Cécilia was Miss Sweden 1978 and worked as a model.
7 Children: Joakim Noah and Yelena (b. 1986) with Cécilia Rodhe; Elyjah (b. 1996) and Jénayé (b. 1997) with Heather Stewart-Whyte; Joalukas (b. 2004) with Isabelle Camus.
8 Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame (2005).


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La chanson de l’année 2004-2011 TV Series performer – 3 episodes
Le petit prince 2010 TV Series performer: “De planète en planète”


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Safari 2009 Sagha
King Guillaume 2009 Yannick Noah
Bob 1998 Short Marco

Music Department

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Le petit prince 2012 TV Series performer – 1 episode


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L’anniversaire de Jacques Dutronc en Corse 2015 TV Movie Himself
Les années bonheur 2014 TV Series Himself
La fête de la chanson française 2005-2014 TV Series Himself
C 2011-2014 TV Series Himself
Un soir 2014 TV Series Himself
Du côté de chez Dave 2014 TV Series Himself
Les copains d’abord 2014 TV Series Himself
Thé ou café 2000-2014 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche 2000-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself – Main Guest
Vivement dimanche prochain 2001-2014 TV Series Himself – Main Guest / Himself – Main guest
La chanson de l’année 2004-2014 TV Series Himself
Le grand show 2014 TV Series Himself
The Voice 2012-2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
Emmenez-moi 2012 TV Series Himself
Les Enfoirés 1993-2012 TV Series Himself
Champs-Elysées 1983-2011 TV Series Himself
Concert pour l’égalité (14 juillet) 2011 TV Movie Himself (singing voice)
Tous vos amis sont l 2010 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2005-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Chabada 2010 TV Series Himself
Safari: Hors Piste 2009 Video documentary Himself
Les grands gamins 2008 TV Movie Himself
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Himself
Symphonic Show 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Les stars se dépassent pour ELA 2007 TV Series Himself
Tenue de soirée 2006 TV Series Himself
Podium 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Campus, le magazine de l’écrit 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Spécial ‘Fête de la musique’ 2005 TV Special Himself
Tout le monde ELA 2005 TV Movie Himself
Taratata 1993-2005 TV Series Himself
Les années Zénith 2005 TV Special Himself
Vos Français de coeur 2004 TV Movie Himself
20h10 pétantes 2004 TV Series Himself
En aparté 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Dans la lumière 2003 TV Series Himself
Qui veut gagner des millions? 2002 TV Series Himself
La fureur du samedi 2002 TV Series Himself
Victoires de la musique 2002 TV Series Himself
Tapis rouge 2001 TV Series Himself
Nulle part ailleurs 2001 TV Series Himself
Graines de star 2001 TV Series Himself
Union libre 2001 TV Series Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2000 TV Series Himself
Capital 1997 TV Series documentary Himself – Guest
7 sur 7 1985-1997 TV Series Himself
Le journal de 20 heures 1996 TV Series Himself
Déj 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
La palmera 1991 TV Series Himself
De tú a tú 1991 TV Series
C’est encore mieux l’après-midi 1986 TV Series Himself
Yannick Noah: Schlagvariationen 1984 Documentary short Himself
The French 1982 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
Best of Five 2008 TV Series Himself
Les grands du rire 2007 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche 2007 TV Series Himself
Les 40 ans de la 2 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself