Five Richest Female Athlete in 2020 – Sports world mostly know by men and do so Athlete, but did you know there many great female athletes out there who successfully build their career and make a great fortune. In this list, we will show you five richest female athlete who competes in various sports, from Tennis into racing there many great women who have proved to the world that woman also can shining in the sports world.
Here are the five richest female athletes in 2020, who they are, what sports they are in, Here the list!
1. Serena Williams (Estimated net worth: $180 million)
Who is She?
Her full name Serena Jameka Williams, born on September 26, 1981. She is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1 in women’s singles tennis. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all-time behind Margaret Court. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on July 8, 2002. On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf. In total, she has been Number one for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the Open Era among female players behind Graf and Martina Navratilova.
How Serena make her money?
Serena Williams’ place at the top ranking of female athletes is undeniable. And with good reason: She’s known and admired around the world for her Grand Slam accomplishments, with a 91% awareness rate that puts her among the top 1% of all celebrities, according to The Marketing Arm. That marketability has also brought the 37-year-old an extraordinary amount of wealth, even after she took an extended break to have a baby. She’s secured more than a dozen sponsorships including with Nike, Intel, Audemars Piguet, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln, Gatorade, and Beats. That largely explains her No. 63 place among Forbes’ 2019 richest athletes list, with $4.2 million in salary or winnings and $25 million in endorsements.
2. Maria Sharapova (Estimated net worth: $135 million)
Who is She?
Her full name Maria Yuryevna Sharapova, born on 19 April 1987. She is is a Russian former professional tennis player. Although she played under the banner of Russia with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), she has lived in and been a United States permanent resident since 1994. Sharapova competed on the WTA tour from 2001 to 2020 and had been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won a silver medal in women’s singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Sharapova achieved a rare level of longevity in tennis, with several tennis pundits and former players calling Sharapova one of tennis’s best competitors.
How she makes her money?
If you don’t follow tennis, the female player whose name you might recall outside of the Williams sisters is almost surely Sharapova’s. The 32-year-old, Russian-born five-time Grand Slam winner can still dominate on the court, earning $1 million in prize money just last year. More importantly, she keeps building an already extensive brand endorsement portfolio, recently adding a UBS deal to partnerships with behemoths like Nike, Porsche, and Evian.