The top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world earned $124 million collectively from salary, winnings, licensing, appearances and endorsements between June 1 2014 and June 1 2015, according to Forbes. The list is dominated by tennis players. There are seven of them.
As per Forbes’ 2015 list, here are the top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world.
10) Agnieszka Radwanska (Earnings: $6 million)
The 2012 Wimbledon champion and Polish professional tennis player Agnieszka “Aga” Radwanska finished No. 6 in the WTA year-end rankings. She earned $2 million in prize money and $4 million in endorsements. She renewed endorsement agreements with Lotto, Lexus and Babolat at healthy increases. She found a new sponsor in Workday. She was World No. 2 in July 2012.
9) Stacy Lewis ($6.4 million)
American professional golfer Stacy Lewis won her second LPGA Player of the Year award in three years in 2014. She made $2.4 million in prize money and $4 million in endorsements. She earns by sponsoring brands like KPMG, Mizuno, PureSilk, Marathon Petroleum, Antigua apparel, Footjoy, Bridgestone, Omega and Manulife.