Apart from fame, money is the integral part of sports. In true sense money is the key factor in sports. Many of the athletes are among the richest persons in the world. Although male athletes are most paid one but there are some female athletes that can compete to male counterparts in their earning. you can also check here for Highest Paid Athletes 2014, (male/female).
Here is a list of world’s top 10 most Paid Female athletes 2104. read here for highest paid female athletes 2013.
Highest Paid Female Athletes 2014.
1. Maria Sharapova
Earnings: $27.1 million
One of the most famous tennis female players around the world, the Russian Beauty Queen started her career at a very young age. now she is making a lot of money inside and outside of the court, most of her earnings comes from commercial Sponsorships/endorsements. modeling assignments are the other source of his outside court income. Maria has the biggest commercial Deals with Nike.
2 Li Na
Earnings: $18.4 million
Li Na is the First Ever Asian Tennis Player To Won a Grand Slam Title (actually she won 2 Grand Slams). She is NO.2 in List of Top 10 Highest Paid Female Athletes 2014. Li Na’s Total Earning is $18.4 million. she has Signed multimillion Dollar Deals With Multiple Companies Like Mercedes-Benz, Samsung Electronics and several Chinese firms. for sure she has the potential to be at the to of highest paid female athletes list.
3. Serena Williams
Earnings: $16.3 million
One of the Greatest female Tennis players of all time. if we take a look at all time richest female athletes, Sarena will be look at top position. according to forbes, she is the 3rd richest tennis players in 2014. Sarena’s annual income remain 16.3 million USD. she received $11 million via he endorsement deals with leading companies like Nike.
4. Caroline Wozniacki
Earnings: $13.7 million
Danish professional tennis player and Former World No.1: Caroline Wozniacki is no 4 in list of Highest Paid Female Athletes 2014. Although She Never Won a Single Major Title in her Career, she played US open final in 2009. winner of 21 WTA single title. She earns more than $10 million annually from appearances and sponsors like Adidas, Yonex, Proactiv, Rolex and Sony Ericsson. She is releasing her own line of underwear in September.
5. Danica Patrick
Earnings: $13 million
American auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. Danica is the 5th highest paid female athlete in 2014. she is gaining a lot of money through the deal with Cock-Zero and internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy.com. her annual earning is approximately $13 million.
6. Victoria Azarenka
Earnings: $9.7 million
Tennis super-star from Belarus. currently World No. 2 as of 14 January 2014. former world no:2 has won the Australian open twice. she is also making a lot of money from the tennis court and out-side of tennis court. Azarenka’s annual income of $9.7 million, making her 6th most paid female player in the world.
7. Kim Yuna
Earnings: $9 million
At no 7 in the list of top 10 highest paid female athletes; we have South Koreans finest Skaters Kim Yuan. 2010 Olympic champion and 2009, 2013 world champion: Kim Yuan is earning $9 million annually. she has some massive commercial deals with multiple companies. her income via salary is $5 million.
8 Ana Ivanovic
Earnings: $7.2 million
The beauty queen Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic is at no 8 position in the list of highest Paid Female Athletes in the world. currently she is world’s no 12. Her annual income is about $7.2 millions out of that about $1 million is in the form of salary.
9. Agnieszka Radwanska
Earnings: $6.9 million
Polish professional tennis player: Agnieszka Radwanska currently ranked as world no #4. She is the first Polish player in the Open Era to reach the singles final of a Grand Slam (the 2012 Wimbledon Championships). with annual earning of $6.9 million, she is the 9th most paid female sports star.
10. Yani Tseng
Earnings: $6.1 million
Tseng has been the most dominant golfer, male or female, during the past two and a half years with 20 victories, including five Majors. The Taiwanese star is on the verge of qualifying for the World Golf Hall of Fame, despite being only 23 years old. She is Newish entry in this list, she wasn’t in list of highest paid female athletes 2013.