Highest Paid Women Athletes in 2008
Here is the list of the top paid women athletes for 2008, taken from Forbes Magazine's 2008 Best Paid Athletes list. Earnings estimates (US dollars) are for June 2007 to June 2008. Totals include salaries, bonuses, prize money, endorsements and appearance fees.
The highest paid sportswoman for this year was Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova with earnings of 26 million dollars, well less than the highest paid male athlete Tiger Woods who had combined earnings of 115 million dollars in 2008. See more lists of the World's Highest Paid Women Athletes.
|Name||Country||Sport||earnings (US$ million)||previous year|
|8.||Danica Patrick||USA||Auto Racing||7||5|
- From list first published by Forbes Magazine
- Other Sports Illustrated Lists, including the Fortunate 50 and the International 20
- More sporting lists, including the Forbes list of the World's Best Paid Athletes
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