Highest Paid Female Athletes – PV Sindhu’s Earnings: PV Sindhu has again achieved what no other badminton player in the world has ever managed. Sindhu has been named in the Top 7 Highest earning Female Athletes in the World. Naomi Osaka is at No. 1 in the list while Sindhu is ranked No. 7th in the high profile list – Follow World Badminton LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN
PV Sindhu’s Earnings: 26 year old Sindhu earned $7.2 in 2021. The double Olympic medallist was No. 13th in the World in 2020 earning list.
Highest Paid Female Athletes
- 1) Naomi Osaka – $57.3M
- 2) Serena Williams – $45.9M
- 3) Venus Williams – $11.3M
- 4) Simona Biles – $10.1M
- 5) Gabrine Muguruza – $8.8M
- 6) Jin Young Ko – $7.5M
- 7) PV Sindhu – $7.2M
The world body of the sport, Badminton World Federation has also hailed Sindhu’s achievement.
Highest Paid Female Athletes: BWF extremley pleased as PV Sindhu named in Top 7 Highest earning female athletes in the World
1) NAOMI OSAKA: On-The-Field Earnings: $2.3 million / Off-The-Field Earnings: $55 million – Total $57.3M
Nearly all of Naomi Osaka’s $57.3 million in pretax earnings comes from an endorsement portfolio that has added more than ten brand partners over the last year and a half, including Louis Vuitton, Sweetgreen and Tag Heuer.
2) SERENA WILLIAMS: On-The-Field Earnings: $0.9 million / Off-The-Field Earnings: $45 million – Total $45.9M
Serena Williams would claim the earnings record for a female athlete with her $45.9 million from 2021. The 40-year-old played in only six WTA Tour tournaments and plummeted to 41st in the women’s rankings—her worst mark since she returned to tennis in 2018 after the birth of her daughter—but she remains a big draw for advertisers, partnering with brands like Nike, Gatorade and, most recently, DirecTV. She was an executive producer on the 2021 film King Richard, which centered on her father, and she has investments in more than 60 startups through her firm Serena Ventures.
3) VENUS WILLIAMS: On-The-Field Earnings: $0.3 million / Off-The-Field Earnings: $11 million – Total $11.3M
Venus Williams is a rare sight on the WTA Tour these days, playing only nine tournaments, and winning only three matches, in 2021. But Williams’ partnerships in recent years have focused more on her celebrity than her tennis, and the 41-year-old has a lucrative side hustle making appearances and giving keynote speeches. She has her own apparel brand, EleVen.
4) SIMONA BILES: On-The-Field Earnings: $0.1 million / Off-The-Field Earnings: $10 million – Total $10.1M
The Tokyo Olympics did not go as Simone Biles planned. Still, the 24-year-old had already secured her status as a gymnastics legend, and her story of resilience seemed to resonate with brands. She partnered with Autograph to release NFTs starting in August and joined mental-health startup Cerebral as “chief impact officer” in October.
5) GARBINE MUGURUZA: On-The-Field Earnings: $2.8 million / Off-The-Field Earnings: $6 million – Total $8.8M
Garbiñe Muguruza’s last couple of seasons felt somewhat disappointing after a dominant run from 2015 to 2017. She rediscovered her form in 2021, however, winning three tournaments and climbing 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 set of endorsements with brands including Adidas and Babolat.
6) Jin Young Ko (GOLF): On-The-Field Earnings: $3.5 million / Off-The-Field Earnings: $4 million – Total $7.5M
After nearly two straight years at No. 1, Jin Young Ko lost the top spot in the women’s golf rankings to Nelly Korda. Her partners include LG Electronics, Korean Air, Jeju SamDaSoo mineral water and Rejuran skincare products.
7) PV Sindhu’s Earnings (Badminton): On-The-Field Earnings: $0.2 million / Off-The-Field Earnings: $7 million – Total $7.2M
P.V. Sindhu is hugely popular in India and has appeared in the list’s top ten once before in 2018. She followed her silver-medal-winning performance in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 with a bronze last year in Tokyo, becoming the first Indian woman with two Olympic medals. She has added four sponsors since returning home, 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.
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