Naomi Osaka: Four-time Grand Slam champion leads Forbes leaderboard | Tennis news

Naomi Osaka leads Forbes’s list of top earning athletes; A total of the top 10 female athletes earned a total of $ 166.6 million, an increase of 23 percent from the 2020 list, according to Forbes.

Last update: 13/01/22 18:14

Naomi Osaka: Four-time Grand Slam champion leads Forbes leaderboard |  Tennis news

Japan’s Naomi Osaka is the world’s best-earning athlete, according to a list published by Forbes.

Naomi Osaka is the world’s best-earning athlete, according to a list published by Forbes trade magazine.

The Japanese star, who has helped raise awareness of mental health issues in sports, has earned $ 57.3 million in rewards and support over the past year.

Almost all of Osaka’s revenue came from the support portfolio, which has been added by more than 10 brand partners in the last year and a half.

The four-time grand slam champion has business deals with companies such as Tag Heuer and Louis Vuitton and has partnerships with Nike, Beats by Dre and Mastercard, among others.

She also owns shares in BodyArmor and Hyperice and has become an investor in the professional women’s soccer team in North Carolina, Courage.

The list was published a year after Osaka withdrew from the French Open to focus on her mental health amid a public argument over mandatory grand slam press conferences, saying they were taking too much tax on her well-being.

Serena Williams and her sister Venus were also on the list, dominated by tennis stars

Serena Williams and her sister Venus were also on the list, dominated by tennis stars

Next on the list were fellow tennis player Serena Williams ($ 45.9 million) and older sister Venus ($ 11.3 million). The top five were closed by American gymnast Simone Biles ($ 10.1 million) and Spanish tennis player Garbine Muguruza ($ 8.8 million).

Osaka remained in tears during a press conference at last year's Western and Southern Open (Pictures: ESPN)

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Osaka remained in tears during a press conference at last year’s Western and Southern Open (Pictures: ESPN)

Osaka remained in tears during a press conference at last year’s Western and Southern Open (Pictures: ESPN)

Tennis players made up five of the 10 places on the list, which, according to Forbes, was the lowest result in the sport in more than a decade and a dramatic change from 2019, when he won all 10.

South Korean golfer Ko Jin-young ($ 7.5 million), Indian badminton player PV Sindhu ($ 7.2 million), world tennis player Ashleigh Barty ($ 6.9 million), golfer Nelly Korda ($ 5.9 million) Candace Parker ($ 5.7 million) and other athletes in the top 10.

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