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Highest Paid Women Athletes in 2000

Here are some of the top paid women athletes for the year 2000, taken from Forbes Magazine's annual Celebrity 100 list (2001 list). Forbes also publish a list of the 2000 Best Paid Athletes which is comprised mostly of male athletes.

The highest paid sportswoman for this year was Swiss tennis player Martina Hingis with earnings of 11 million dollars, well less than the highest paid male athlete for the same time period Michael Schumacher who had combined earnings of 59 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 11 1
=2 Venus Williams USA Tennis 10 5
=2 Anna Kournikova Russian Tennis 10 2
4 Serena Williams USA Tennis 7.5 4
5 Lindsay Davenport USA Tennis 6  



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