Who’s The Highest Paid Female Athlete? It’s Maria Sharapova
by Tom Gainey | August 13th, 2014, 9:59 am
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According to Forbes, Maria Sharapova is the highest paid female athlete in pro sports. The Russian blond earned $24.4 million between June 2013 and June 2014, per the report.

Sharapova missed the last half of 2013 but still made $2.4M in prize money and another $22M from endorsements putting her atop Forbes’s list for a 10th straight year.

Sharapova has deals in place with Nike, Porsche, Samsung Electronics, Tag Heuer, Evian and Head. And she also owns her on candy brand which sold 1.3M bags its first year.

This season Sharapova leads all players in prize money with $3.898M through last week.

Among the Top 10, seven were from tennis.

Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2014
1. Sharapova $24.4M
2. Li Na $23.6M
3. Serena Williams $22M
4. Kim Yuna $16.3M
5. Danica Patrick $15M
6. Victoria Azarenka $11.1M
7. Caroline Wozniacki $10.8M
8. Agenieszka Radwanska $6.8M
9. Ana Ivanovic $6.4M
10. Paula Creamer $4.5M


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