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For the third consecutive year, Serena Williams is officially the highest paid female athlete in the world, according to Forbes’ lastest Highest-Paid Female Athletes list. Between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018 Serena has earned an estimated $18.1 million.
She was named ahead of her tennis rivals Caroline Wozniacki ($13 million), Sloan’s Stephens ($11.2 million), Barbie Muguruza ($11 million), and Maria Sharapova ($10.5 million). Despite only receiving $62,000 tennis winnings between June 2017 and June 2018 due to maternity leave, the business magazine attributes Serenas’ deep and expansive portfolio of endorsements as a contributing factor to her current reign on top of Forbes’ annual list.
Matt Fleming, Director of Celberity Acquisition at Brand MArketing Agency says, “She has a lethal combination as the best to play the sport and the story she has with Venus, breaking through as African-American tennis players . Now, as a mother, it adds another layer of attractiveness from a marketers standpoint.”
Written By: Fantasia Harvey