The Margin: The 10 highest-paid female athletes: Naomi Osaka is No. 1 again with over $57 million in earnings

by | Aug 9, 2022 | Stock Market

The coronavirus pandemic did not stall the earnings of female sports stars. The 10 highest-earning female athletes made a combined $167 million before taxes in 2021, a 23% jump from 2020 levels, according to a new annual earnings list from Forbes. See also: Serena Williams retiring from tennis to focus on family — and her venture-capital firm

Interestingly, just one of the 10 athletes on the list made more money directly from her sport than she did “off the field.” Here is a list of the 10 highest-paid female athletes and how they made their money. The dollar figures below were calculated by Forbes. 10. Candace Parker, $5.7 million

Candace Parker of the Chicago Sky

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