Whether it is football or tennis, female players have gained a larger fan base in the last decade. Forbes magazine just published a list of the world’s highest-paid female athletes. Tennis is home to nine of the top 10 highest-paid female athletes in the world, dominating the list of the top female athletes.
The world’s top 10 highest-paid female athletes and top female athletes 2020
Sports is one of the highest-paid occupations on the planet as well as a source of money. According to history, males in athletics earn more than women. Women also do not receive the same level of recognition in athletics as males. Many people say that males earn more since men’s sports produce more income than women’s sports. Today, we’ll look at the top 10 highest-paid female athletes in 2020-21, as well as how much they earn in a year in prize money, sponsorships, and net worth.
Naomi Osaka – $37.4m
Naomi Osaka, a Japanese professional tennis player has won four Grand Slam. The Women’s Tennis Association has Osaka rated No. 1 in the world (WTA). In 2020, she will dethrone Serena Williams as the highest-paid female athlete in the world. She has made $34 million through endorsements. Her total earnings are $3.4 million. In 2021, her total prize money for her whole career will be 19,908,359 dollars. In 2020, Osaka is ranked 29th among the world’s highest-paid athletes.
Serena Williams – $36m
Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player. She has 23 Grand Slam singles championships to her credit. Her father was her first coach. The Willams Sisters are always unstoppable when playing. The WTA has awarded her around $93,634,967 as a prize. She makes more than $8 million per year by playing tennis. Her wealth is believed to be $225 million.
Ashleigh Barty – $13.1m
Ashleigh Barty is an Australian professional tennis player. She is the winner of Australia’s Grand Slam that had lasted since 2011. She is one of the world’s number one players in women’s tennis sport. Her current on-court earnings from the WTA Tour are at $17,594,569. She earns about $10.1 million from playing tennis. She is sponsored by the Head and the FILA.
Simona Halep – $10.9m
Simona Halep is a tennis player from Romania. Between 2017 and 2019, she was rated number one in the women’s tennis world. Halep has 20 WTA championships and two Grand Slam singles titles: the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. The total prizes she got throughout her career are worth $37,045,910. Her wealth is estimated to be $30 million.
Bianca Andreescu – $8.9m
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu is a Canadian tennis player. She is the highest-ranked Canadian tennis player in the Tennis Association’s history. She is the first Canadian tennis player to win a Grand Slam. She is also the first woman player in 50 years to win the Canadian Open. In her career, she has earned about $6,720,038. Bianca Andreescu is believed to have a net worth of $4 million.
Garbine Muguruza – $6.6m
Barbie Muguruza is a Spanish world No. 1 tennis player. She has won eight singles championships, including two majors in 2016 and 2017: the French Open and Wimbledon Championships. At the end of the 2017 season, she became the number one, for the first time. Muguruza has earned a total of $21,159,801 in prize money throughout her tennis career.
Elina Svitolina – $6.4m
Elina Mykhailivna Svitolina is a tennis player. She is from Ukraine. She could achieve third place in the world throughout her career. Svitolina has 15 WTA singles championships to her credit. So far in her tennis career, the 24-year-old has won a total of $19,860,259 in prize money. Her wealth is considered to be $12 million.
Sofia Kenin – $5.8m
Sofia Anna Kenin is an American tennis player. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rated her as fourth in the world. She also is a top-ranked American in single tennis games. She plays for the World Tennis Association. Kevin was successful in getting five WTA titles.
Angelique Kerber – $5.3m
Angelique Kerber is a German professional tennis player. She is a three-time champion in grand slam games. She is also the oldest tennis player that achieved the world’s number one rating. Kerber’s wealth is believed to be $30 million.
Alex Morgan – $4.6m
Alex Morgan is a US international football player who earns around $4.6 million per year. Alex Morgan is an American soccer player who plays for the Orlando Pride of the NWSL. It is the highest level of women’s professional soccer players in the country.