Forbes Magazine has published the top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world in 2015.This group includes representatives of seven different nationalities. Together, they earned $ 124 million, including royalties from personal commercial enterprises, advertising and sponsorship tournaments.
This is how the rating of the richest stars of women's sports looks.
10. Agnieszka Radwanska
10. Agnieszka Radwana
A professional tennis player from Poland plays in a "thinking" manner, unlike many other tennis stars who rely primarily on the power of the blow. And let 2014 and 2015 were not too successful for Radwanskaia( it was the first time in three years that it dropped out of the top 10 singles classification), it will be consoled by $ 6 million. And 4 million dollars from this sum have been received from advertising.
9. Stacy Lewis
In 2014, Lewis received the title of the best player of the Women's Professional Golfers Association twice in three years. Many business-giants such as Marathon Petroleum, Bridgestone, Mizuno and others cooperate with it. Sports and advertising brought Lewis 6.4 million dollars in revenue.
8. Ronda Rosie
The judo wrestler and the American star MMA, who twice defended the title of the champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship( UFC), became the newcomer in the ranking. Her profit this year was 6.5 million dollars. In addition to sport, Rosie successfully makes a film career. She appeared in the movie "The Expendables 3" as Moon, a former bouncer and a beginning mercenary. And in the movie "Fast and Furious 7" Karu played, the head guard.
7. Simone Halep
Won three tournaments in early 2015.Thanks to this, as well as sponsorship contracts with Adidas, Wilson and other corporations, the Romanian tennis player earned 6.8 million dollars.
6. Petra Kvitova
The father and brothers of this 25-year-old Czech tennis player also play tennis. However, they are amateurs, and Petra is a professional. And this is confirmed by victories at the Wimbledon tournament in 2011 and 2014, and wins in all single matches at the Hopman Cup in 2014.This, as well as contracts with Wilson, Nike and Ritmo Mundo, provided Petr Kvitov with an impressive sum of 7.7 million dollars.
5. Ana Ivanovich
Unlike the two tennis stars that are on the list in front of her, Ana Ivanovich received most of the profit( $ 6.5 million) last year from sponsors such as Adidas, Shiseido and Dubai Duty. Free. In combination with the $ 1.8 million that Ivanovich earned on the court last year, this Serbian athlete has a sum of $ 8.3 million.
4. Danica Patrick
In the top ten most highly paid female athletes, in addition to numerous tennis players, and got one American racing driver. While her main sponsor, GoDaddy, recently announced that she was leaving NASCAR at the end of the year, Forbes believes that Patrick's return to the Stewart-Haas Racing team will give her many new sponsors. In the meantime, she will have to settle for the amount of $ 13.9 million earned in the period from June 1, 2014 to June 1, 2015.
3. Caroline Wozniacki
The year 2015 for the Danish tennis player was full of events. She appeared in the "bathing" edition of sports magazine Sports Illustrated and ran a marathon in New York. Despite these activities, Wozniacki found time for advertising Godiva candies and Lavazza coffee. The candy-coffee profits amounted to 11 million dollars. Another 3.6 million dollars athlete received from performances on the court. Her total income is $ 14.6 million.
2. Serena Williams
Despite her domination on the tennis court, Serena Williams took second place in the list of athletes with the highest incomes. Last year, she earned $ 11.6 million from victories in professional tennis and $ 13 million from advertising PepsiCo, Chase and Audemars Piguet. Total annual income of Williams was $ 24.6 million.
1. Maria Sharapova
The richest sportswoman in the world .Russian tennis player can sometimes play the second violin, conceding the championship Serena Williams on the tennis court, but in the ranking of the highest paid athletes in 2015 she is an unsurpassed leader. Earning Sharapova for the past 12 months amounted to 29.2 million dollars.