Highest Paid Women Athletes in 2002

Here are some of the top paid women athletes for 2002, taken from Forbes Magazine's annual Celebrity 100 list. Forbes also publish a list of the 2002 Best Paid Athletes which is comprised mostly of male athletes.

The highest paid sportswoman for this year was tennis player Venus Williams with earnings of 11 million dollars, well less than the highest paid male athlete for the same time period Tiger Woods 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 Venus Williams USA Tennis 11 =2
2 Anna Kournikova Russian Tennis 10 =2
3 Martina Hingis Switzerland Tennis 9 1
4 Serena Williams USA Tennis 8 4
5 Jennifer Capriati USA Tennis 6



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