Murray now has a fortune of £77 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List, putting him just behind actor Sir Sean Connery who made it into the 100 with £80m of assets.
The world number one is unlikely to spend too much time worrying about missing out on the list, however. Murray will be marking his milestone birthday in Rome, in the last clay court Masters 1000 event before the French Open.
He admitted over the weekend that it would be very much like any other day, with the usual routines of practice, training and recovery to go through. At 29, he was the oldest man to top the standings for the first time since Australian John Newcombe in 1974, and intends to stay there into his 30s.
“I’m not that big into birthdays,” he said.
“I was saying to my team the other day, the last time I was at home on my birthday and around my friends and family was when I was like 13 or 14. It’s been a long time – I don’t think about birthdays much. I’m not massively into them. I didn’t even know what day it was next week until I was told yesterday so, yeah, I haven’t thought about it much. Maybe on the day, that will be a little bit different.
“A lot of people put huge emphasis on birthdays and I’m sure it will be chatted about a lot but I haven’t thought about it a lot.”
Away from the court, it has emerged Murray has backed two fledgling British companies on crowdfunding platform Seedrs, including a firm behind the world’s first flat folding cycling helmet.
He has ploughed undisclosed amounts into tech start-up Den and helmet company Morpher, taking his portfolio on Seedrs to more than 20 companies.
Morpher, which produces helmets that fold and unfold, has raised more than £659,000 in total from almost 400 investors. The product is aimed at cyclists who do not wear a helmet because they are too cumbersome to carry.
Den dubs itself a Smart Home system that will “reduce your bills, alert you if you leave the TV on and warn you if your nan’s in trouble”. The company has now raised more than £2.1 million on Seedrs from over 1,150 investors.
Murray said: “Den is exactly the kind of innovative smart technology households around the globe will utilise in the future, and Morpher is a product that the modern cyclist should own.
“Investing in both of these start-ups allows me to continue to build my portfolio whilst diversifying.”