Forbes – Highest Paid Female Athletes ’18: Serena Williams Tops The List
Eight of the top ten most highest paid female athletes of 2018 are tennis players, with 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams placed at the top of the list.
In the previous year, Serena earned only $62,000 from cash prizes, owing generally to her fourteen break to have a child, but still made $18 million through various endorsements.
Williams’ aggregate income guaranteed that she tops the rundown for the third progressive year, making twice as much far from the tennis court as some of the other female competitors.
Badminton’s PV Sindhu and professional racing driver, Danica Patrick are the main non-tennis players in the best 10.
Caroline Wozniacki is second on the rundown having won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open prior this year – a triumph that anchored her $3.1 millioin in prize money to drive her aggregate profit to $13 million. Finishing the main five are Sloane Stephens, Garbine Muguruza and Maria Sharapova.
Russian Sharapova was the best gaining female competitor for 11 successive years yet has seen her income drop after her 15-month doping boycott.
Indian Olympic and world silver medallist Sindhu and Patrick – the best female race auto driver – are seventh and ninth on the highest paid female athletes of 2018.
In June, the Forbes rankings of the world’s main 100 most noteworthy winning competitors did not highlight a lady after Williams dropped out of the graph. US boxer Floyd Mayweather topped the rundown taken after by football’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The best 10 most elevated winning female competitors earned a total of $105 million from June 2017 to June 2018. That figure is down 4% from a year ago and 28% from five years back.
Top Ten Highest Paid Athletes 2018
1. Serena Williams (Tennis) – $18.1 million
2. Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis) – $13 million
3. Sloane Stephens (Tennis) – $11.2 million
4. Garbine Muguruza (Tennis) – $11 million
5. Maria Sharapova (Tennis) – $10.5 million
6. Venus Williams (Tennis) – $10.2 million
7. PV Sindhu (Badminton) – $8.5 million
8. Simona Halep (Tennis) – $7.7 million
9. Danica Patrick (Motor Racing) – $7.5 million
10. Angelique Kerber (Tennis) – $7 million
Social Media Reactions:
While some individuals acknowledged their favourite women athlete for making it to the top 10, others raised the question, as to why men athletes are paid more than women athletes.
Do you really believe that? Or could it be that for so long now the male sports have dominated in the media that it has overshadowed the accomplishments of the female athletes and their respective teams?
— Scarlet And Gold ?? (@thelaughingdirt) 22 August 2018
This wasn’t even so long ago!!! More power to all my female athletes and just women in general. Without you, we couldn’t be. ??❤ https://t.co/clbOjHZZA8
— ReemFit360 (@reemfit360) 22 August 2018
— Margaret Price (@pricenealon) 22 August 2018
This is so true. Female athletes in most sports are not playing for money but rather the love of the game. I love women’s sports for the passion they show in playing. But I always feel bad that they get paid so much less than their male equivalents.
— Rob (@Lloydguy82) 11 August 2018
Women sports get paid less bc less people watch hem, not bc they aren’t talented. If you want higher pay for female athletes than watch more women’s sports, attend more events, support your local women’s teams. Stop taking from other hardworking individuals. Be the change. ? https://t.co/mC9V5nToo1
— FranLitsco (@Zamora1090) 23 July 2018
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