The Highest-Paid Female Athletes In 2022

The Highest-Paid Female Athletes In 2022
The Highest-Paid Female Athletes In 2022

Sports has always been a great passion for many, but it has become an essential component of wealth creation and higher-income sources for athletes worldwide in all types of sports. The competitive nature of sports has created new opportunities for athletes to earn more money than they could have ever imagined.

The Highest-Paid Female Athletes In 2022, The sport has become a source of wealth to the extent that The Highest-Paid Female Athletes Score A Record $167 Million. According to the Forbes report, the ten highest-paid female athletes from 2021.

 

The Highest-Paid Female Athletes In 2022

 

Candace Parker ( Earnings: $5.7M)

Candace Parker
Candace Parker

Candace Parker is fresh off a WNBA championship run with the Chicago Sky. The 35-year-old is the first woman to appear on an NBA 2K video game cover last year. Parker also has a lucrative contract as an NBA analyst for Turner Sports, extended last year.

  • Country: USA
  • Sport: Basketball
  • Age: 35
  • On-The-Field Earnings: $0.2 million
  • Off-The-Field Earnings: $5.5 million
  • Total Earnings: $5.7M

 

Nelly Korda ( Earnings: $5.9M)

Nelly Korda
Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda may have finished a spot behind Jin Young Ko on the LPGA prize-money list and in the Player of the Year race. However, the 23-year-old named to Forbes’ 2022 30 Under 30 list in the sports category has more than ten sponsors, including Hanwha Q Cells, a manufacturer of solar cells, and UKG, a tech company focused on workforce management.

  • Country: USA
  • Sport: Golf
  • Age: 23
  • On-The-Field Earnings: $2.4 million
  • Off-The-Field Earnings: $3.5 million
  • Total Earnings: $5.9M

 

Ashleigh Barty ( Earnings: $6.9M)

Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty

No women’s tennis player made more on the court in 2021 than Ashleigh Barty, but the 25-year-old recently signed a sponsorship deal with Marriott Bonvoy. She took home $255,220 for the victory, whereas the men’s champion at the same tournament, Alexander Zverev, collected $654,815.

  • Country: Australia
  • Sport: Tennis
  • Age: 25
  • On-The-Field Earnings: $3.9 million
  • Off-The-Field Earnings: $3 million
  • Total Earnings: $6.9M

 

PV Sindhu ( Earnings: $7.2M)

PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu

The 26-year-old badminton champion P.V. Sindhu is hugely popular in India. Since returning home, she has added four sponsors, including ed-tech giant Byju’s and used-car platform Spinny, on top of partners like Li-Ning sportswear and India’s Bank of Baroda.

  • Country: India
  • Sport: Badminton
  • Age: 26
  • On-The-Field Earnings: $0.2 million
  • Off-The-Field Earnings: $7 million
  • Total Earnings: $7.2M

 

Ko Jin-young  ( Earnings: $7.5M)

Ko Jin-young
Ko Jin-young

The 26-year-old Jin Young Ko can count on valuable sponsorships from companies from her native South Korea, a golf-crazy country. Her partners include L.G. Electronics, Korean Air, Jeju SamDaSoo mineral water and Rejuran skincare products.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Sport: Golf
  • Age: 26
  • On-The-Field Earnings: $3.5 million
  • Off-The-Field Earnings: $4 million
  • Total Earnings: $7.5M

 

Garbiñe Muguruza ( Earnings: $8.8M)

Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza

GARBIÑE MUGURUZA won three tournaments and climbed to No. 3 in the women’s tennis rankings to trigger significant sponsor bonuses. The 28-year-old Spaniard also added Jaguar and Nivea to her valuable endorsements with brands including Adidas and Babolat.

  • Country: Spain
  • Sport: Tennis
  • Age: 28
  • On-The-Field Earnings: $2.8 million
  • Off-The-Field Earnings: $6 million
  • Total Earnings: $8.8M

 

Simone Biles ( Earnings: $10.1M)

Simone Biles
Simone Biles

SIMONE BILES partnered with Autograph to release NFTs starting in August and joined mental-health startup Cerebral as “chief impact officer” in October. She is also the face of a cross-country post-Olympics gymnastics tour, the Gold Over America Tour, with its initials spelling GOAT—a nod to her reputation as the sport’s most significant of all time.

  • Country: USA
  • Sport: Gymnastics
  • Age: 24
  • On-The-Field Earnings: $0.1 million
  • Off-The-Field Earnings: $10 million
  • Total Earnings: $10.1M

 

Venus Williams ( Earnings: $11.3M)

Venus Williams
Venus Williams

These days, Venus Williams is a rare sight on the WTA Tour, playing only nine tournaments and winning only three matches in 2021. However, her apparel brand, EleVen, has collaborated with K-Swiss.

  • Country: USA
  • Sport: Tennis
  • Age: 41
  • On-The-Field Earnings: $0.3 million
  • Off-The-Field Earnings: $11 million
  • Total Earnings: $11.3M

 

Serena Williams ( Earnings: $45.9M)

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

SERENA WILLIAMS is a big draw for advertisers, partnering with Nike, Gatorade, and DirecTV. She was an executive producer on the 2021 film King Richard, which centres on her father, and she has investments in more than 60 startups through her firm Serena Ventures.

  • Country: USA
  • Sport: Tennis
  • Age: 40
  • On-The-Field Earnings: $0.9 million
  • Off-The-Field Earnings: $45 million
  • Total Earnings: $45.9M

 

Naomi Osaka ( Earnings: $57.3M)

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka

The 24-year-old NAOMI OSAKA has picked up equity stakes in V.R. startup Status PRO. In addition, plant-based chicken maker Daring Foods released a collection of NFTs on Tom Brady’s Autograph platform and launched a skincare line called Kinlò.

  • Country: Japan
  • Sport: Tennis
  • Age: 24
  • On-The-Field Earnings: $2.3 million
  • Off-The-Field Earnings: $55 million
  • Total Earnings: $57.3M