30 Richest Female Athletes: The Highest One Is Out Of Blue
While watching the sports played by your favorite female athletes, you may wonder about the sums they make. Whether it's Venus and Serena Williams taking the tennis world by storm, or Danica Patrick breaking barriers in NASCAR, female athletes have inspired many people for years. However, which of them earns the most? Let's find out.
1. Ana Ivanovic, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $180 million
American tennis player Serena Williams is a global superstar. Her unmatched dominance has 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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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. Ronda Rousey, Net Worth: $12 Million
According to the publicity agency The Marketing Arm, Ronda Rousey is fifth among all female athletes in awareness. And that fame has turned into a very healthy bank account. She recently signed the deal with WWE and has been known to pop up in major movies.
8. Anna Kournikova, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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, Net Worth: $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.
21. Angelique Kerber, Net Worth: $30 Million
Angelique Kerber is a three-time Grand Slam champion. Although she may have experienced a rough period, parting ways with her coach after a disappointing performance at this year’s Wimbledon, her bank statements are as stable as always. The tennis legend has locked down endorsements with Adidas, Porsche, Rolex, and many other luxury brands.
22. Garbiñe Muguruza, Net Worth: $12 Million
Another tennis player on our list - Spanish-Venezuelan Muguruza. She has a net worth of $12 million earned from prize money and endorsements. In 2018 alone she has taken $5.5 million prize money home and $5.5 million in endorsements.
23. Li Na, Net Worth: $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.
24. Sloane Stephens, Net Worth: $4 Million
The Williams sisters tend to get most of the attention among American female tennis players, but Sloane Stephens is the first female American who grabbed a Grand Slam title since 2002. Since that, Stephens has nailed deals with Mercedes-Benz, Rolex, Colgate, Chocolate Milk, Biofreeze, and Nike.
25. Blair O’Neal, Net Worth: $1 Million
Blair O’Neal is a brilliant golf player as well as an established model. She has won two NCAA Long Drive contests and has been named as one of Sports Illustrated’s “Top 50 Hottest Athletes of All-Time.”
26. Ashley Kaltwasser, Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Ashley Kaltwasser is one of the most recognizable faces of fitness and figure competitors. She has won the Bikini Olympia contest in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Besides, she is also an indoor pentathlon athlete.
27. Paige Spiranac, Net Worth: $3 Million
Paige Spiranac is a professional golfer as well as a social media personality. She used to play college golf at the University of Arizona and San Diego State University, winning All-Mountain West Conference honors in two seasons but hasn’t achieved much since she played professional golf on the Cactus Tour.
28. Surya Bonaly, Net Worth: $3 Million
With numerous championships under her belt, Surya Bonaly is one of the best figure skaters of all-time. But she is also the only Olympic figure skater to land a backflip on one blade, thus included in a Netflix docu-series titled “Losers.”
29. Sasha Banks, Net Worth: $3 Million
WWE star is a fierce fighter - she has six championships to her name. She is the first woman to headline a WWE pay-per-view event and the first to compete in a Hell in a Cell match.
30. Alex Morgan, Net Worth: $3 Million
Alex Morgan is the captain of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. She is famous for her aggressive play and veteran leadership. Her contributions to the team have earned her a net worth of $3 million, but there have been discussions that she and her teammates are being underpaid.
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