Andre Agassi earned 60 men’s singles titles, including eight Grand Slam singles championships, over a 20-year career. A former world No. 1, Agassi is the only male player to win all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold. He was part of three victorious Davis Cup teams (1990, 1992 and 1995). On July 9, 2011, Agassi was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Agassi always stayed rooted in his hometown of Las Vegas.In 1994, aged 24, he set up the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education.His early work included building a shelter in Las Vegas for abused and neglected children, founding the Andre Agassi Boys and Girls Club, and developing Team Agassi, a tennis program that nurtures professional players and makes college possible.
In 2001, with the Clark County School District, the Foundation opened the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a free public charter school in west Las Vegas.
$185 million has been raised for the Foundation, including $118 million from the Grand Slam for Children fundraising event, the Foundation’s primary fundraising vehicle which has brought together international stars for the cause.
Since retiring in 2006, Agassi has increased his focus on his Foundation and on promoting education reform. In 2011, Agassi partnered with Turner Impact Capital on an innovative new real estate fund – the Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund – to promote the success and growth of best-in-class charter schools.