Naomi Osaka Is The Highest Paid Female Athlete Ever at 22-Years-Old

Naomi Osaka Is The Highest Paid Female Athlete Ever at 22-Years-Old

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka is now the highest paid female athlete ever, making $37 million in the past year at just 22-years-old.

Her income is prize money and endorsements, setting the all-time earning record for a female athlete in a single year. In 2018, Naomi won her first title in 2018. After that, she became the first Japanese player to win the Slam and the first Asian player to even be ranked #1 in the world.

In the ranks of overall athletes, Naomi is #29 on the Forbes list of athletes. Serena Williams comes in a #33. This is the first time since 2015 that two women have made it into 100 of highest paid athletes.

 

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