According to Forbes latest report, Serena Williams is the highest-paid female athlete of 2018. The multiple Grand Slam-winning tennis who just debuted her new collection with Nike and Virgil Alboh took home $18.1 million in earnings between June 2017 and June 2018 to make her the highest earner this year.
This will be third consecutive year Serene Williams has clinched the number one spot, nearly twice as much as any other female athlete, she’s kept her in the lead. Williams, 36, earned the rest of her million-dollar payday sponsors through Nike, Intel, Audemars Piguet, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln, Gatorade, and Beats. Serena having competed throughout the year, raked in an even-more-impressive $27 million in combined earnings last year. She also who sits on the board of advisers to Oath, HuffPost’s parent company.
Overall, the 10 highest-paid female athletes banked a collected $105 million from prize money, royalties, appearances, and endorsements with Tennis being the dominant sport.
The tennis superstar worked just four months out of the period Forbes tracked after taking time off to have her daughter, Olympia.
1. Serena Williams — $ 18.1 million
2. Caroline Wozniacki — $13 million
3. Sloane Stephens — $11.2 million
4. Garbine Muguruza — $11 million
5. Maria Sharapova — $10.5 million
6. Venus Williams — $10.2 million
7. P.V. Sindhu — $8.5 million
8. Simona Halep — $7.7 million
9. Danica Patrick — $7.5 million
10. Angelique Kerber — $7 million