The World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2016-17 Country Wise

Here is a list of some of the top greatest female athletes the world has ever seen sourced from the above lists and others. There are some women in athletics that are making tons of money for being great at what they do. It was a tough job but someone had to do it. Tennis players dominant the list with seven spots in the top including the highest paid. These payments totals include their prize money, licensing fees, salaries, endorsements and appearances in last year.

Female participation in sports rose dramatically in the twentieth century especially in the last quarter reflecting changes in modern societies that emphasized gender parity. An important aspect about women’s sports is that women usually do compete on equal terms against men. Modern sports have seen the development of a higher profile for female athletes in other historically male sports such as golf, marathons and ice hockey. Here is the list of the world’s highest paid female athletes 2016-17 country wise.

  1. Maria Sharapova:

The World's Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2016-17 Country Wise

Russia

Tennis

Salary/ Winnings: $2.4 million

Endorsements: $22 million

Total Earnings: $24 million

2. Li Na:

China

Tennis

Salary/ Winnings: $5.6 million

Endorsements: $18 million

Total Earnings: $23.6 million

3. Serena Williams:

USA

Tennis

Salary/ Winnings: $11 million

Endorsements: $11 million

Total Earnings: $22 million

4. Kim Yuna:

Korea

Figure Skating

Salary/ Winnings: $300,000

Endorsements: $16 million

Total Earnings: $16.3 million

5. Danica Patrick:

The World's Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2016-17 Country Wise

USA

Auto Racing

Salary/ Winning: $7 million

Endorsements: $8 million

Total Earnings: $15 million

6. Victoria Azarenka:

Belarus

Tennis

Salary/Winnings: $3.6 million

Endorsements: $7.5 million

Total Earnings: $11.1 million

7. Caroline Wozniacki:

Denmark

Tennis

Salary/Winnings: $1.3 million

Endorsements: $9.5 million

Total Earnings: $10.8 million

8. Ana Ivanovic:

Serbia

Tennis

Salary/ Winnings: $1.4 million

Endorsements: $6 million

Total Earnings: $7.4 million

9. Agnieszka Radwanska:

Poland

Tennis

Salary/ Winnings: $3.8 million

Endorsements: $3 million

Total Earnings: $6.8 million

10. Paula Creamer:

The World's Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2016-17 Country Wise

USA

Golf

Salary/ Winnings: $1 million

Endorsements: $4.5 million

Total Earnings: $5.5 million

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