On Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid female athletes worldwide, PV Sindhu is the only Indian badminton player.
PV Sindhu is the most prominent Indian badminton star on Forbes’ annual list of the world’s most generously compensated female competitors. Sindhu, a silver medalist at the 2016 Tokyo Olympics, is ranked 12th on the list, followed by Naomi Osaka, a tennis star from Japan. After winning a gold medal in doubles and a silver medal in singles at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this year, the 27-year-old made $7 million of her total $7.1 million outside of the sport.
Osaka has topped Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid female athletes for the third year in a row. Tennis players once more dominate the list.
Osaka is the head of a gathering of seven tennis players who are undeniably positioned in the Main 10: Iga Swiatek, Venus Williams, Coco Gauff, Serena Williams, Emma Raducanu, and Jessica Pegula.
Only Osaka and Serena are among the top 50 athletes on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes. According to Forbes, Osaka made more money off the court this year than the top six competitors.
1. Naomi Osaka (Japan) – Tennis – $51.1 million
2. Serena Williams (USA) – Tennis – $41.3 million
3. Elieen Gu (China) – Skiing – $20.1 million
4. Emma Raducanu (UK) – Tennis – $18.7 million
5. Iga Swiatek (Poland) – Tennis – $14.9 million
6. Venus Williams (USA) – Tennis – $12.1 million
7. Coco Gauff (USA) – Tennis – $11.1 million
8. Simone Biles (USA) – Gymnastics – $10 million
9. Jessica Pegula (USA) – Tennis – $7.6 million
10. Minjee Lee (Australia) – Golf – $7.3 million