Top 10 Richest Female Athletes in the World 2016

Women in sports have never had it so good. Not only has the prize money increased in various sports but is often comparable to what their male counterparts are winning. However it is the endorsement deals with reputed brands that has proved the real money-spinner and made the most successful female athletes also some of the richest. Here is a brief introduction of ten of the richest female athletes in the world.

Top 10 Richest Female Athletes in the World 2014

 

Maria Sharapova:-

Maria Sharapova

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player who as of January 6, 2014 is ranked World No. 3 by the Women’s Tennis Association and is the top Russian player.

  • Total earnings: $29 million
  • Prize money: $6 million
  • Endorsements: $23 million
  • Born: April 19, 1987 (age 26), Nyagan, Russia
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Weight: 59 kg
  • Nationality: Russian
  • Grand slams: 4
  • Parents: Yelena Sharapova, Yuri Sharapov

Serena Williams:-

Serena Williams

Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women’s singles tennis. The Women’s Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions.

  • Total earnings: $20.5 million
  • Prize money: $8.5 million
  • Endorsements: $12 million
  • Born: September 26, 1981 (age 32), Saginaw, Michigan, United States
  • Weight: 70 kg
  • Full name: Serena Jameka Williams
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Siblings: Venus Williams, Yetunde Price, Lyndrea Price, Isha Price
  • Parents: Oracene Price, Richard Williams

Li Na:-

Li Na

Li Na is a Chinese professional tennis player. As of January 2014, Li has won 8 WTA and 19 ITF singles titles.

  • Total earnings: $18.2 million
  • Prize money: $3.2 million
  • Endorsements: $15 million
  • Born: February 26, 1982 (age 31), Wuhan, China
  • Height: 1.72 m
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Weight: 67 kg
  • Spouse: Jiang Shan (m. 2006)
  • Parents: Li Shengpeng

Victoria Azarenka:-

Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka is a Belarusian professional tennis player. She is a former World No. 1 and she is currently World No. 2 as of 14 January 2014.

  • Total earnings: $15.7 million
  • Prize money: $6.7 million
  • Endorsements: $9 million
  • Born: July 31, 1989 (age 24), Minsk, Belarus
  • Nationality: Belarusian
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Weight: 67 kg
  • Grand slams: 2
  • Siblings: Max Azarenka

Danica Patrick:-

Danica Patrick

Danica Sue Patrick (born March 25, 1982) is an American auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only women’s victory in an IndyCar Series race and her third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 the highest finish ever there by a woman.

  • Total earnings: $15 million
  • Salary/Winnings: $6 million
  • Endorsements: $9 million
  • Born: March 25, 1982 (age 31), Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
  • Height: 1.57 m
  • Full name: Danica Sue Patrick
  • Spouse: Paul Edward Hospenthal (m. 2005–2013)
  • Awards: Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Female Athlete
  • Parents: T.J. Patrick, Bev Patrick

Kim Yuna:-

Kim Yuna

Kim Yuna ( born September 5, 1990) is a South Korean figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion in ladies’ singles, the 2009, 2013 World champion, the 2009 Four Continents champion, a three-time (2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2009–2010) Grand Prix Final champion, the 2006 World Junior champion, the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a six-time (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014) South Korean national champion.

  • Total earnings: $14 million
  • Born: September 5, 1990 (age 23), Bucheon, South Korea
  • Height: 1.64 m
  • Weight: 47 kg
  • Education: Korea University (2009–2013)
  • Siblings: Aera Kim
  • Parents: Kim Hyeon-seok, Park Mee-hee

Caroline Wozniacki:-

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour. As of 23 January 2012, she held this position for 67 weeks.

  • Total earnings: $13.6 million
  • Prize money: $2.6 million
  • Endorsements: $11 million
  • Born: July 11, 1990 (age 23), Odense, Denmark
  • Height: 1.79 m
  • Nationality: Danish
  • Weight: 65 kg
  • Parents: Piotr Wozniacki, Anna Wozniacki
  • Siblings: Patrik Wozniacki

Agnieszka Radwanska:-

Agnieszka Radwanska

Agnieszka Radwanska is a Polish professional tennis player. Radwa?ska achieved a career-high singles ranking of world no. 2 in July 2012 and is currently ranked world no. 5 by the Women’s Tennis Association.

  • Total earnings: $7.4 million
  • Prize money: $4.9 million
  • Endorsements: $2.5 million
  • Born: March 6, 1989 (age 24), Kraków, Poland
  • Full name: Agnieszka Roma Radwa?ska
  • Height: 1.72 m
  • Nickname: Agi
  • Nationality: Polish
  • Siblings: Urszula Radwanska

Ana Ivanovic:-

Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic is a Serbian tennis player ranked No. 1 in the world in 2008. As of November 11, 2013, she is no. 16 in the Women’s Tennis Association rankings for singles.

  • Total earnings: $7 million
  • Prize money: $1 million
  • Endorsements: $6 million
  • Born: November 6, 1987 (age 26), Belgrade, Serbia
  • Height: 1.84 m
  • Weight: 69 kg
  • Nationality: Serbian
  • Siblings: Miloš Ivanovi?
  • Parents: Dragana Ivanovi?, Miroslav Ivanovic

Paula Creamer:-

Paula Creamer

Paula Creamer is an American professional golfer on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. As a professional, she has won 11 tournaments, including 9 LPGA Tour events. Creamer has been as high as number 2 in the Women’s World Golf Rankings.

  • Total earnings: $5.5 million
  • Prize money: $1 million
  • Endorsements: $4.5 million
  • Born: August 5, 1986 (age 27), Mountain View, California, United States
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Weight: 59 kg
  • Education: Foothill High School
  • Parents: Paul Creamer, Karen Creamer
  • Nominations: Best Female Golfer ESPY Award, more

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