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Naomi Osaka is the Highest Paid Woman Athlete in 2021 (Again!)

Here are the top-paid women athletes from around the world for 2020-21 according to the figures from Forbes Magazine. Again this year the highest paid is tennis player Naomi Osaka. Osaka and Serena Williams were the only females in the top-50 highest-paid athletes for 2021, ranking 12th and 28th respectively.

See more lists of the World's Highest Paid Women Athletes.

Name Country Sport earnings
(US$ million)
previous year rank
1 Naomi Osaka Japan Tennis 57.3 1
2 Serena Williams USA Tennis 45.9 2
3 Venus Williams USA Tennis 11.3 >10
4 Simone Biles USA Gymnastics 10.1 >10
5 Garbi├▒e Muguruza Spain Tennis 8.8 6
6 Jin Young Ko South Korea Golf 7.5 >10
7 P.V. Sindhu India badminton  7.2 >10
8 Ashleigh Barty Australia Tennis 6.9 3
9 Nelly Korda USA Golf 5.9 >10
10 Candace Parker USA Basketball 5.7 >10


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