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Who Is Maria Sharapova's Fiancé Alexander Gilkes? Net Worth, Age, Height, Wife & More

Published Thu Jul 07 2022 By Riley
Who Is Maria Sharapova's Fiancé Alexander Gilkes? Net Worth, Age, Height, Wife & More

British businessman Alexander Gilkes is a co-founder of Squared Circles, a venture studio that helps invest and build new businesses. He was also the former president and co-founder of Paddle8.

Among people, he is more known as the fiancé of Russian former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova. 

The couple started dating in 2018 and got engaged in December 2021. 

More recently, in April 2022, they announced their first pregnancy. More details here.

Alexander Gilkes And Maria Sharapova Relationship-Dating, Engagement, Pregnancy

The businessman Alexander Gilkes and Tennis player Maria Sharapova first sparked dating rumors in 2018. 

The couple was spotted on an outing at many places, and after months of speculation, they finally confirmed.

After almost three years, the duo got engaged in December 2020. 

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Tennis player Maria Sharapova and businessman Alexander Gilkes are engaged!!

Sharapova revealed the news via Instagram:

"I said yes from the first day we met❤️This was our little secret, wasn't it 💍🥂@gilkesa."

Similarly, Gilke also shared the news with his followers, writing:

"Thank you for making me a very very happy boy. I look forward to a lifetime of loving you, and learning from you @mariasharapova #💍."

Most recently, in April 2022, the pair announced their first pregnancy. 

The former tennis player shared the news on her Instagram account, flaunting her cute baby bump on a beach.

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Maria Sharapova and fiancé Alexander Gilkes announces pregnancy

The excited soon-to-be mother revealed that she was now eating for two, and fans worldwide showered the duo with love and wishes.

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Past Relationships

Prior to Sharapova, Gilkes was married to Misha Nonoo. His former wife is a famous British-Bahraini fashion designer who is believed to be that mutual friend who introduced Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

The former pair tied the knot in Venice, Italy, in July 2012. They separated in 2016 and finalized their divorce in 2017. 

Later, Nonoo got married to Michael Hess, an heir to the Hess Oil fortune.

On the other hand, Sharapova has had few past high-profile relationships. 

She started dating Slovenian professional basketball player Sasha Vujačić in 2009 and was engaged in 2011. The pair broke up in 2012 after a year of engagement,

Similarly, she dated Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov from 2012 until 2015.

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Alexander Gilkes: Age, Height, And Father

Alexander Gilkes was born Alexander Mark Heming Gilkes in July 1979 and was raised in London. 

He is currently 42-year-old and stands tall at 6 feet 2 inches or 189cm.

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Alexander Gilkes with his parents and siblings

His father, Jeremy Gilkes, is a dermatologist. Gilkes went to the elite Eton College, Berkshire, where he befriended Prince Harry and later attended the University of Bristol.

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How Much Is The Net Worth Of Businessman Alexander Gilkes?

Alexander Gilkes, as of July 2022, is worth $25 million. He started his career back in 2008 after relocating to New York.

He began working as an auctioneer at Phillips de Pury & Company and worked at LVMH. Gilkes served as auctioneer for Madonna's Raising Malawi and Elton John AIDS Foundation. 

He was named the 100 Most Powerful People in the Art World (Art + Auction) in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Also, the 42-year-old co-founded Paddle8 with Aditya Julka and Osman Khan. 

It was an online auction house that sold authentic Post-War and Contemporary arts whose prices ranged between $1,000 and $100,000. 

The business was quite successful, and it reported $140 million in sales in 2015.

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Alexander Gilkes Net Worth: $25 million

Later, Gilkes left the company in 2018 after it was sold to Native. Paddle8 has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York after the non-profit New American Cinema Group filed a lawsuit against the company for allegedly misappropriating charity auction funds.

After that, Alexander launched Squared Circles in 2020. As per their website:

"Squared Circles is a venture studio, residing at the intersection of operations, branding, capital and talent. We invest in, build and accelerate businesses that improve the world around us."

Maria Sharapova: Net Worth, Salary, & Income Sources

On the other hand, his future wife, Maria Sharapova, is worth $200 million and is considered one of the richest female athletes in the world. 

She is a former world No. 1 tennis player who competed on the WTA Tour from 2001 to 2020.

Similarly, Sharapova is one of ten and only Russian to earn the career Grand Slam. Also, she won silver in women's singles at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Legendary Tennis Player Maria Sharapova Net Worth: $200 million

Reportedly, she earned nearly $300 million (pre-tax) from her games, sponsors and appearances. 

Maria was the highest-paid female athlete globally for 11 consecutive years, peaking at $30 million in 2015.

In addition, the former Tennis legend is also the owner of a candy business, Sugarpova, which posted sales of $20 million only in 2019. She became 10% owner of sunscreen brand Supergoop in 2014.

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