Top 10 Highest Paid Female Athletes Worldwide

Nowadays, professional female athletes take part in almost every sport in the world. Here we have ten of the highest paid female athletes in the world. These richest women athletes are incredible in their profession.
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As Naomi Osaka became the richest female athlete in the world, let's have a look at the Top 10 highest-paid female athletes of 2020-21.

Top 10 Highest Paid Female Athletes Worldwide

10. Alex Morgan – USA

9. Angelique Kerber – Germany

8. Sofia Kenin – USA

7. Elina Svitolina – Ukraine

6. Garbine Muguruza – Spain

5. Bianca Andreescu – Canada

4. Simona Halep – Romania

3. Ashleigh Barty – Australia

2. Serena Williams – USA

1. Naomi Osaka – Japan

10. Alex Morgan – USA

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Photo: sportsvirsa

The only soccer player in the list of highest paid female athletes, Alex Morgan is an American professional soccer player. She is considered one of the best female footballers in the world. Morgan renewed her deal with Nike after the 2019 world cup.

As of now in 2021, Alex Morgan’s net worth is US$4.6 million that made her one of the richest female athletes in the world. The other source of income includes advertising deals with different companies and magazines, cited sportsvirsa.

9. Angelique Kerber – Germany

Angelique Kerber. Photo: Tennis World USA
Angelique Kerber. Photo: Tennis World USA

Angelique Kerber is a German Professional Tennis player. A former world no.1 and winner of 3 Grand Slam tournament. She is also the oldest player ever to reach the world no.1 ranking for the first time. Kerber has an estimated net worth of US$30 million. She earned US$4m of her income through endorsements. Angelique Kerber is the global ambassador of Stuttgart car manufacturer Porsche. Her sports gear is sponsored by Adidas and she uses the rackets by Yonex. She is also a UNICEF ambassador. Kerber’s other endorsements include Generali, Ole Lynggaard, coffee brand Lavazza, NetJets airlines, and Rose, reported sportzpoint.

8. Sofia Kenin – USA

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Photo: Getty Images

Kenin's total earnings is US$5.8 million.

Kenin won the Australian Open in January, building on her WTA Most Improved Player Award in 2019. At 21, she was the youngest American to win a Slam since Serena Williams in 2002. Her main sponsors are Fila and Babolat, reported Forbes.

7. Elina Svitolina – Ukraine

The series of tennis players in the list of highest paid female athletes continues with another popular name, Elina Svitolina. She is a young talented tennis player from Ukraine.

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Photo: sportsvirsa

As of now in 2021, Elina Svitolina’s net worth is US$22 million that made her one of the richest female tennis players in the world. According to Forbes, her sponsors are Nike, Wilson, Hublot, Damilano Barolo wines, and EAFit nutrition products.

6. Garbine Muguruza – Spain

Garbine Muguruza is a popular Spanish tennis player. She is one of the best female tennis players who is a former world’s number 1. She started her professional career in 2012. Soon in a short time, she managed to get iconic tennis titles, cited sportsvirsa.

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Photo: sportsvirsa

As of now in 2021, Garbine Muguruza’s net worth is US$12 million. Her endorsements with popular brands including Adidas, Beats, Rolex, Cesar insurance, Babolat, and Maui Jim sunglasses made her one of the highest paid female athletes in the world right now.

5. Bianca Andreescu – Canada

Bianca Vanessa Andreescu is a Canadian professional tennis player. She has a career-high ranking of No. 4 in the world and is the highest-ranked Canadian in the history of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

Bianca Andreescu. Photo: The Indian Express
Bianca Andreescu. Photo: The Indian Express

She is the first Canadian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title and the first to win the Canadian Open in 50 years. Andreescu has earned US$6,720,038 so far as prize money in her career. Bianca Andreescu’s net worth is said to be US$4m.

She has earned US$4m of her income through endorsements. She is sponsored by Nike Inc. for her on-court apparel. Head sponsors Bianca’s racquets. Her most recent partnerships include her endorsement of vegan restaurant chain Copper Branch and becoming BMW Canada’s newest brand ambassador in June 2019. The same year she signed a deal with the luxury watch manufacturer Rolex, according to sportzpoint.

4. Simona Halep – Romania

Simona Halep's total earning is US$10.9 million.

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Photo: Getty Images

Halep added her second career Slam title at Wimbledon last year, and her US$36.5 million in career prize money ranks fourth all-time. (Williams is first at US$93 million.) Halep’s sponsors include global brands Nike, Wilson, Hublot and Avon, as well as several more in her native Romania.

3. Ashleigh Barty – Australia

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Photo: sportsvirsa

Ashleigh Barty stands at number three among the highest paid female athletes in the world right now. She is a young talented Australian professional tennis player who ended her 2020 with a total earning of US$13.1 million that made her the third highest paid woman athlete in the world. Since 1976, she was the first Australian female tennis player who ranked number 1, cited sportsvirsa.

2. Serena Williams – USA

Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1 in women’s singles tennis. Williams is one of the highest-paid female athletes ever.

Photo: TOI
Photo: TOI

She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles. She is a legend in the world of tennis. Her first coach was her father. Both the Willams Sister dominate on the tennis court. Williams has drawn a total of US$93,634,967 as prize money from the WTA Tour. Approximately, she earns more than US$8 million a year through her tennis career. She also has an estimated net worth of US$225 million. Being one of the most marketable players, it isn’t surprising that she is flooded with endorsements, reported sportzpoint.

1. Naomi Osaka – Japan

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Photo: sportsvirsa

Naomi Osaka is the highest paid female athlete in the world right now. She is a young talented Japanese professional tennis player.

With her earning of US$37.4 million last year, she tops the list of highest paid female athletes in the world. Her US$34 million endorsements stand her out. She has some of the most expensive endorsements with Procter & Gamble, All Nippon Airways, and Nissin, cited sportsvirsa.

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