Top 10 Highest Paid Female Athletes In The World
The topic of our discussion is top highest paid female athletes in the world those grabbed decent sum to their bank accounts in form of salaries, prize money, endorsements, commercial appearance and other paid projects or campaigns.
According to Forbes, the popular ranking website, these top ten highest paid female athletes have made $124 million collectively from diverse sources from June to June.
The top highest paid athletes mostly contain tennis players while three of highest earning players in this year are also professional tennis players. Well, some of highest paid athletes belong to other sports those have also pocketed massive sum of money.
Here we have arranged top ten highest paid athletes with their total net earnings; the list is given below for you.
10: Agnieszka Radwanska ($6 Million)
The Polish professional tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska was born on 6 March 1989 who has been ranked among top positions by Women’s Tennis Association. Agnieszka Radwanska has also cited as WTA’s most popular player for 4 consecutive years and became first Polish player in Open Era to reach the singles final of a Grand Slam. She stands among the highest paid female athletes in the world for collected sum of $6 million in the year including $2 million from winnings and $4 million from several endorsements and commercial appearance.
9: Stacy Lewis ($6.4 Million)
The American professional golfer on the U.S. based LPGA Tour Stacy Lewis ranked at top position in the Women’s World Golf Rankings. Stacy took her professional start in 2008 after Curtis Cup victory and qualifies for her first tournament in the Garland, Texas, followed a very successful career including major winnings and honors. Her annual earnings reached up to $6.4 million from her profession as well as endorsement contracts making her one of highest paid female athletes in the world.
8: Ronda Rousey ($6.5 Million)
Born on February 1, 1987 Ronda Rousey is an American mixed martial artist, judoka and actress, the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion is also among the top paid athletes in the world with total collection of $6.5 million annually including salary and commercial projects with different high-profile companies. She has been cited as number one current Women’s MMA Bantamweight Fighter, Pound for Pound Women’s MMA Fighter and Women’s MMA Fighter of all time following her exceptional performance at different stages becoming one of pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.
7: Simona Halep ($6.8 Million)
The Romanian professional tennis player Simona Halep has managed to grab top position in few years by making excellent performance throughout her career. She reached to her first Grand Slam final last year and despite of losing the three sets she stand at second position in world ranking while also added in the list of top highest paid athletes with net earnings of $6.8 million. According to Forbes her winnings including salary and prize money banked $5.3 million for her while she made $1.5 million from endorsements and campaigns for different brands.
6: Petra Kvitova ($7.7 Million)
The Czech professional tennis player Petra Kvitova is one of highest paid athletes in the world who earned $7.7 million in last year including $5.9 million as professional income and $1.8 million in terms of endorsements and advertisement projects for multinational companies. She stands among top position in the ranking of Women’s Tennis Association along with numerous winnings and honors in her entire career till date. Petra Kvitova won two Grand Slam finals, Year-End Championships, Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open.
5: Ana Ivanovic ($8.3 Million)
The Serbian professional tennis player Ana Ivanovic was born on 6 November 1987 who breakthrough career starts from Zurich Open in 2004. Ivanovic defeated several top ranked players in his career including Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Dinara Safina and Martina Hingis among others making her one of popular tennis player in the world. She has become the part of our list of highest paid female athletes for collection of $8.3 million including $6.5 million from endorsement through which her media influence and famousness can be analyzed.
4: Danica Patrick ($13.9 Million)
Danica Patrick is an American auto racing driver and model who is most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. The female racer became the first female NASCAR driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole enrolled among top highest paid athletes in the world for her net collection of $13.9 million last year. Her salary and winnings of last year is approximately $7.9 million while she pocketed $6 million in form of endorsements including commercial advertisements and brand campaigns.
3: Caroline Wozniacki ($14.6 Million)
Born on 11 July 1990 Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player and World No. 1 on the WTA Tour, holds two WTA titles in doubles and WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2008. She has several championships winnings in her career excluding Grand Slam final while other include Australian Open, French Open, US Open and Wimbledon. Her total earning of last year reached to $14.6 million from winnings and endorsements making her one of highest paid female athletes in the world.
2: Serena Williams ($24.6 Million)
The American professional tennis player Serena Williams has spent 255 weeks overall at top position of Women’s Tennis Association ranking, the greatest female tennis player of all-time holds most major singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles combined contrary to all active players of any gender. She became one of highest paid athlete in this year for pocketing a grand some of $24.6 million including $13 million from endorsement deals of high-end brands and campaigns. She is five-time winner of the WTA Tour Championships, 13 Grand Slam doubles titles and four Olympic gold medals among other winnings.
1: Maria Sharapova ($29.7 Million)
The most popular and renowned tennis player Maria Sharapova belongs to Russia who has been ranked second all around the globe by the Women’s Tennis Association. Maria Sharapova has several titles and honors under her belt including five Grand Slam titles, French Open, Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open winnings and one of tennis’s best competitors of all time. She stands among the highest paid female athletes in the world for net earnings of $29.7 million in which her endorsements deals earned massive $23 million for her.