Top 5 Highest Paid Athletic Celebrities Female


Top 5 Highest Paid Athletic Celebrities Female

When you think of sports millionaires, you think of male athletic celebrities. But females are not behind. Yes, they are paid less and there is some pay disparity. But athletic celebrities females are catching up. In this article, we’ll explore the top 5 highest paid athletic female celebrities.

5. Sloane Stephens

Top 5 Highest Paid Athletic Celebrities Female
Top 5 Highest Paid Athletic Celebrities Female

On no. 5 is Sloane Stephens who is an American professional tennis player. She has won the prestigious US Open. To date, Sloane has six WTA singles titles in her winning cabinet. As far as earnings go, her figures stand at around $8-10 million marks. Dubbed as the next Serena Williams, the 27-year old has a long way to go.

4. Simona Halep

Simona Halep is another tennis player on the list, who is now regarded as among the finest female tennis players. She has been constantly proving her talents on the court and getting paid well for it. The Romanian earned $10.2 million last year, out of which $6.2 came from prize winnings. The rest were brand endorsements. To date, she has won 19 plus tournaments. For that, the cumulative prize money she earned stood at $33.3 million.

3. Angelique Kerber

Top 5 Highest Paid Athletic Celebrities Female
Top 5 Highest Paid Athletic Celebrities Female

Angelique Kerber is said to be earning $11.8 million per year. Out of the $11.8 million she earned, $7.6 million came from prize money and rest from brand endorsement. These figures make her the third highest-earning female athlete in the world. The German is former world no.1 and is said to be one of the greatest of her generation. She rose to prominence in 2003 when she made it to semifinals of the 2011 US Open as a 92nd ranked player.

2. Serena Williams

Serena Williams is among the highest-earning female athletes in the world. Not only in terms of money, but she is also one of the best female tennis players to have played the game. In this list, she stands second with estimated earnings of $29.8 million. Her prize winnings were more closely related to that of Angelique, but it’s the brand endorsement that propelled Serena so far. She has partnered up with the likes of Pampers, General Mills, Axa Financials, Nike, and Beats. Williams has an estimated net worth of $225 million, which would put her at the most valuable female athletes list.

1. Naomi Osaka

Top 5 Highest Paid Athletic Celebrities Female
Top 5 Highest Paid Athletic Celebrities Female

For multiple years in a row, Serena was in fact the highest-earning lady. But only recently she was overtaken by Naomi Osaka of Japan. With estimated earnings of $37.4 million, Naomi is now the highest-paid female athlete in the world. She beat Serena in the 2018 US Open final and thus came into prominence. Her young age and underdog status helped the cause. She won $3.4 million approximately in tournament winnings. The rest came from brand endorsements. She is the face for companies like Nissan, Nike, All Nippon Airways, MasterCard, and Nissin. In the Forbes’ list of highest-earning athletes, Naomi ranks 29th, above many male athletes.

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