The world of sports is interesting, adventurous, vast, and diverse. This is one world with a lot of managers, players, publicity teams, specialists handling the task of marketing, and a lot more. In the present time, the world has evolved into an exciting competitive field. Here, we see players pitting against players and teams against teams to win fame, name, medals, trophies, and even the prize money. Gone are the days when players were dependent only on some sources for earning. Today, right from sponsors to commercials, television programmes, movies, and training centres, sports people have a lot of ways to earn fame and money. So which sports stars tops the list of affluent personalities across the globe?
Here is a list of the top 6 richest sports women:
- Maria Sharapova
The tennis sensation Maria Sharapova had won incredible 4 grand slams at the age of just 26. She tops the list of the top 10 richest women in sport. The beautiful sports star has millions in her personal fund that she had won as prize money. Some of the super lucrative sponsorships such as Nike and Head are also the major contributors to her wealth. Recently, Sharapova has also launched a brand new candy line, Sugarpova.
- Li Na
As per a report by the Women’s Tennis Association, former Chinese professional tennis player, Li Na sands world No. 2 on the WTA Tour until 17 February 2014. In her career, she has won around nine WTA singles titles, together with two grand slam titles and victories at the 2011 French Open as well as 2014 Australian Open. The Time Magazine has named Li as one of the most powerful people in the world in. She has been sponsored by a huge number of global giants including Rolex, Nike, and Mercedes-Benz.
- Serena Williams
Serena Williams has successfully represented the world of tennis and secured the third place in the list of top riches women in the field of sports. Presently, number one in sports, Serena Williams enjoys her tremendous success over the last decade. According to some reports, Williams has won the most prize money of all time among female athletes. This is certainly quite tough a challenge to beat.
- Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki is the former WTA number one. She is also the first Scandinavian woman to reach this height. The 23 years old who turned professional in the year 2005 have total earnings of around $10.8 million. Her funds also comprises of the prize money of around $1.3 million and endorsements of around $9.5 million.
- Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick has taken a break from tennis in the present time. She is also a model, an auto racing driver, and advertising spokeswoman. Patrick started her career in the field of kart racing, then went on to join Formula Ford, and finally moved up to IndyCars. She was the first woman to win Indy Japan 300 in 2008. Patrick has also tried her hand at acting and appeared in an episode of CSI:NY. She voiced herself in The Simpsons. Patrick comprise of total earnings of around $15 million with prize money of around $7 million and endorsements of $8 million.
- Victoria Azarenka
This is yet another very talented tennis player on the list of top 6 richest sports women across the globe. The Belarusian player is former world number one and the first Belarusian to grab a Grand slam singles title. Victoria Azarenka has enjoyed immense success at the Olympics winning gold as well as a bronze at the 2012 London Olympic Games. This Belarusian player enjoys total earnings of $11.1 million and prize money of $3.6 million. The talented player has endorsements of around $7.5 million in her kitty.