Highest Paid Women Athletes in 1998

Here are some of the top paid women athletes for 1998, taken from Forbes Magazine's annual Celebrity 100 list (only one female athlete made the list this year!). Forbes also publish a list of the 1998 Best Paid Athletes which is comprised mostly of male athletes.

The highest paid sportswoman for this year was Martina Hingis with earnings of 10 million dollars, well less than the highest paid male athlete for the same time period Michael Jordan who had combined earnings of 69 million. This is not an official list of top paid sportswomen - there may be other women who make as much as these but did not have the popularity to make the Celebrity list. See more lists of the World's Highest Paid Women Athletes.

Name Country Sport earnings (US$ million) previous year
1 Martina Hingis Switzerland Tennis 10



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