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Highest Paid Women Athletes in 2007

Here are some of the top paid women athletes for 2007, taken from Forbes Magazine's annual Celebrity 100 list. Forbes also publish a list of the 2007 Best Paid Athletes which is comprised mostly of male athletes.

The highest paid sportswoman for this year was Maria Sharapova with earnings of 23 million dollars, well less than the highest paid male athlete for the same time period Tiger Woods who had combined earnings of 100 million. The top four were the same as last year. 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 Maria Sharapova Russia Tennis 23 1
2 Michelle Wie USA Golf 19 2
3 Serena Williams USA Tennis 14 3

Annika Sörenstam

Sweden Golf 10 4
5 Danica Patrick USA Auto Racing 5  



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