World's highest paid female athletes named

The highest paid female athletes in the world have been named. The annual ranking was compiled by Forbes.

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka topped the list for the second year in a row. The athlete earned more than $ 57 million, of which she received 55 million from sponsorship contracts, and 2.3 million from prize money.

The three leaders also included American tennis players Williams sisters. The second place in the ranking went to Serena Williams, who earned $ 900 thousand in prize money in a year, as well as 45 million on advertising contracts. Third place was taken by her older sister Venus Williams. Her income was 11.3 million dollars, of which 300 thousand are prize money.

The top ten highest paid athletes in the world also include American gymnast Simone Biles, Spanish tennis player Garbinier Mugurusa, South Korean golfer Jean Young Ko, Indian badminton player Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, Australian tennis player Ashley Barty, American golfer Nelly Korda and American basketball player Kordis.

On January 8, the athletes were named leading in earnings per minute. First place went to Irish mixed style fighter (MMA) Conor McGregor. In 2020, he took part in two fights in the framework of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and spent a total of three minutes in the octagon. During this time, the Irishman received $ 22 million. The fighter earned $ 8.69 million per minute.

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