20 Richest Female Athletes The Highest One Is Out Of Blue
1. Ana Ivanovic - $245 million
Ana Ivanovic is a retired professional tennis player from Serbia. She was ranked No.1 in the world in 2008 and has also achieved many accolades. As well as being an athlete, she runs restaurants, owns a football team and even has her own brand of vodka, perfume and a fashion line - A really successful woman.
2. Caroline Wozniacki - $185 million
Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish tennis player. She was ranked No.1 in the WTA for a period of 67 weeks and finished the 2017 season ranking world No.3. She has bested powerful opponents like Serena Williams and Sharapova, and is one of most the underrated tennis players.
3. Serena Williams - $180 million
American tennis player Serena Williams is a global superstar. Her unmatched dominance have made her one of the richest female athletes of all time. Decades of relentless training and great effort have undoubtedly earned her a charmed life and one that she deserves.
4. Maria Sharapova - $135 million
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova is very successful. With five Grand Slam titles and being the 22nd seed in the 2018 U.S. open in which she won her second round, she has made massive waves in the sport.
5. Venus Williams - $75 million
American tennis player Venus Williams has an estimated net worth of $75 million. She is a former No.1-ranked player in the world and is considered as one of the all-time greatest female athletes. She was one of the first players to usher in an era of power and athleticism to the tennis tour.
6. Danica Patrick - $60 million
Danica Patrick is an American former professional racing driver from Beloit. She is the fourth woman to race in the Indianapolis 500 since 2005 and finished in fourth place, the highest for a female driver.
7. Li Na - $60 million
Li Na is a retired Chinese tennis player. She is a three-time WTA winner, and has reached two Grand Slam finals in 2011, making her the first Grand Slam singles champion from Asia. Her achievements earned her both reputation and wealth.
8. Anna Kournikova - $50 million
Anna Kournikova is a Russian former professional tennis player. Her gorgeous appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars around the globe. She won Grand Slam titles in Australia with Martina Hingis, and the WTA Championships in 1999. They referred to themselves as the “Spice Girls” of Tennis.
9. Annika Sorenstam - $40 million
Annika Sorenstam is a Swedish retired professional golfer with a net worth of $40 million dollars. Her excellent performance in the sports earned her a ranking as one of the most successful female golfers in history and also gave her a very high net worth.
10. Agnieszka Radwanska - $25 million
Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska turned professional in 2005 and has won 20 career single titles and held a career-high singles ranking of world No.2 in July 2012. She has earned more than $18 million in career prize money, putting her on the list of the richest female athletes.
11. Yuna Kim - $21 million
Yuna Kim is a former competitive figure skater from South Korea. She is a multiple champion all over the globe, examples including a 2010 Olympic gold, being a Grand Prix of Figure Skating champion and a Four Continents Figure Skating champion too. She isn’t competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics but will light the Olympic cauldron.
12. Lindsay Davenport - $20 million
Lindsay Davenport is an extraordinary American former tennis player. She has had many No.1s, like being the No.1 singles player on eight different occasions, and for a total of 98 weeks. Not only that she has also been a No. 1 ranked doubles player. She’s one of five women who have been the year-end World No. 1 at least four times since 1975.
13. Karrie Webb - $15 million
Born in Australia, Karrie Webb is a professional golfer. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and has 41 wins on the LPGA Tour, more than any other active player. It goes without saying that she’s on the list of the richest athletes.
14. Victoria Azarenka - $15 million
Victoria Azarenka is a Belarusian professional tennis player. She is the only player in Belarus to win a Grand Slam singles titles. Besides, she has won many other rewards, making her one of the richest athletes of all time.
15. Jelena Jankovic - $15 million
Jelena Jankovic is a Serbian professional tennis player. She is a former No. 1-ranked player in the world who has won a doubles Grand Slam. Her other career highlights include winning the 2007 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title, the Internazionali BNL d'Italia twice, in 2007 and 2008, and an appearance in the final of the 2008 US Open.
16. Lorena Ochoa - $15 million
Lorena Ochoa is a retired professional golfer from Mexico with a net worth of $15 million. She is regarded as one of the best Mexican golfers of all time. She was the top-ranked female golfer in the world for 158 consecutive weeks, from 2007 to 2010. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017.
17. Cristie Kerr - $15 million
Cristie Kerr is an American professional golfer. She has 20 wins on the LPGA and has been ranked number one golfer in the Women’s World Golf Rankings three times since 2010. Interestingly she is naturally left-handed but plays golf right-handed. Except for sports, she also has committed to finding a cure for breast cancer and founded the Birdies for Breast Cancer charity.
18. Paula Creamer - $11 million
American professional golf player Paula Creamer was originally focused on dance and gymnastics, but later influenced by her family, she started to practicing golf and chose to turn professional after winning the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament. As of the end of the 2017 season, Creamer was 10th on the all-time LPGA career money list with earnings of $11,915,165.
19. Inbee Park - $9 million
Inbee Park is a South Korean professional golf player whose net worth is estimated to be around $9 million. She started playing golf at the age of 10, and became professional in 2006. As of September 2015, she had already won 16 titles on the LPGA Tour, making her the seventh player in the history of golf to win four different majors, completing a career Grand Slam.
20. Yani Tseng - $6.1million
Yani is the No.1 player in the world. She has had great potential in golf since she was young. Therefore, it’s no surprise that now she has already earned over $6 million in her career. At just 25 years old, she has won five major titles and could be seriously considered for the Hall of Fame.
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