Top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world


According to Forbes, the top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world currently are:

Naomi Osaka
  1. Naomi Osaka – $51.1 Million Naomi Osaka is a professional tennis player from Japan. She is the reigning champion of the US Open and the Australian Open, and has won four Grand Slam titles in total. She is also the first Asian player to be ranked No. 1 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She earns most of her income from endorsements, having deals with brands like Nike, Mastercard, Nissan, and Louis Vuitton1.
Serena Williams
  1. Serena Williams – $41.3 Million Serena Williams is a legendary tennis player from the United States. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and 39 Grand Slam titles overall, including doubles and mixed doubles. She is also a four-time Olympic gold medalist and a former world No. 1. She has lucrative partnerships with Nike, Gatorade, Beats by Dre, and many others1.
Venus Williams
  1. Venus Williams – $12.1 Million Venus Williams is another iconic tennis player from the United States and the older sister of Serena Williams. She has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, 16 Grand Slam doubles titles with Serena, and four Olympic gold medals. She is also a successful entrepreneur, having launched her own clothing line, EleVen, and invested in several businesses1.
Emma Raducanu
  1. Emma Raducanu – $18.7 Million Emma Raducanu is a rising tennis star from the United Kingdom. She made history by becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2021, at the age of 18. She also reached the fourth round of Wimbledon earlier that year, earning her a huge fan base and media attention. She has signed deals with Nike, Tiffany & Co., DAZN, and others1.
Iga Świątek
  1. Iga Świątek – $14.9 Million Iga Świątek is a young tennis sensation from Poland. She won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in 2020, becoming the first Polish player to do so. She also won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. She has endorsement contracts with Asics, Lotto, Rolex, and more1.
Coco Gauff
  1. Coco Gauff – $11.1 Million Coco Gauff is another prodigy in the tennis world from the United States. She burst onto the scene by reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2019, at the age of 15. She has since won three WTA singles titles and one doubles title, and has been ranked as high as No. 14 in the world. She has deals with New Balance, Head, Barilla, and others1.
Simone Biles
  1. Simone Biles – $10.1 Million Simone Biles is a gymnastics superstar from the United States. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest gymnasts of all time, having won 32 Olympic and World Championship medals, including seven Olympic medals and 19 World Championship gold medals. She is also a vocal advocate for mental health and survivors of abuse2She has sponsorships with Athleta, Visa, Uber Eats, and more1.
Garbiñe Muguruza
  1. Garbiñe Muguruza – $8.8 Million Garbiñe Muguruza is a Spanish-Venezuelan tennis player who has won two Grand Slam singles titles at the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017. She has also reached the final of the Australian Open twice, in 2020 and 2021. She is currently ranked No. 5 in the world by the WTA3She has endorsement deals with Adidas, Rolex, Evian, and more4.
Jessica Pegula
  1. Jessica Pegula – $7.6 Million Jessica Pegula is an American tennis player who had a breakthrough year in 2021. She reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the Australian Open, where she upset two top-10 players, Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova3She also won her second WTA singles title at Charleston and reached the final of Dubai3She is sponsored by Asics, Yonex, BodyArmor, and more1.
Candace Parker
  1. Candace Parker – $5.7 Million Candace Parker is a basketball legend from the United States who plays for the Chicago Sky in the WNBA. She has won two WNBA championships, one with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2016 and one with the Sky in 20212She has also won two Olympic gold medals and two NCAA titles with Tennessee2She is a trailblazer for women’s basketball, becoming the first woman to grace the cover of NBA 2K222She has endorsement deals with Adidas, Gatorade, AT&T, and more1.
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