Top 10 Highest Paid Female Athletes in the World 2017

Women are walking shoulder to shoulder when it comes to earning and especially earnings from the sports world. The Fan following from the previous decade for the female athletes have been increased whether it’s Cricket, Football or Tennis. Especially in the game of tennis, the female athletes are mostly watched across the world and the star like Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova etc currently comes under world’s highest paid female athletes list.

Oh No No, we are not going to talk about their beauty or how much hot or attractive they are. We are going to take a look at the highest-paid female athletes in the World. However, here we present you the list of the world’s top 10 highest paid female athletes listed by the leading business magazine ”Forbes”.

Highest Paid Female Athletes

It’s Pretty shocking that eight out of the Top 10 Highest Paid Female Athletes 2016 list are Tennis players. Yeah surprised? you shouldn’t be. The other two are from different profession altogether. Danica Patrick who is an American professional stock car racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman ranked 4th on the Forbes List. The other one is the Ronda Rousey another American but a mixed martial artist, judoka, and actress. Rousey was the first U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo, which she won at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Ronda Rousey is the MMA wrestler at the moment.

Highest Paid Female Athletes in the World

# Name Country Sport Earnings (US$ million) Previous Year Rank
1 Serena Williams USA Tennis 28.9 2
2 Maria Sharapova Russia Tennis 21.9 1.
3 Ronda Rousey USA MMA 14.0 8
4 Danica Patrick USA Auto Racing 13.9 4
5 Agnieszka Radwanska Poland Tennis 10.2 10
6 Caroline Wozniacki Denmark Tennis 8.0 3
7 Garbine Muguruza Spain Tennis 7.6 >10
8 Ana Ivanovic Serbia Tennis 7.4 5
9 Victoria Azarenka Belarus Tennis 6.6 >10
10 Eugenie Bouchard Canada Tennis 6.2 >10

Russian tennis Sensation Maria Sharapova has lost her throne of the highest paid female athletes on this list, the crown she is consistently holding since 2005. While she is pulled back by the American Tennis Star Serena Williams who is now the highest paid female athlete. Maria Sharapova has recently been banned from playing tennis for 2 years drop because of the failure of her dope test.

Also Read: Top 10 Hottest Tennis Players Female

Serena Williams is the World’s Highest Paid Female Athlete

An American professional female tennis player and the world’s No 1 WTA player, Serena Williams is the highest paid female athlete in the world. She is also ranked no.1 by the Forbes Business magazine in 2016 basis on her revenue earned from prize money and endorsements.

The 21st century Tennis sensation, Williams holds the most major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined amongst active players, male or female. Her record of 38 major titles puts her fourth on the all-time list and second in the open era. Williams earned a total amount of $28.9 million from endorsements and 8.9$ million from the WTA prize money.