Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2011

Net Worth: $113 Million

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  • Source of Wealth Tennis
  • Nationality U.S,Denmark,China,Russia,Belgium

About Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2011

The World’s 10 Highest-Paid Female Athletes

Forbes Magazine released the 2011 list of the 10 highest-paid female athletes . Earnings estimates are for the 12-months, between July 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011. Forbes Magazine factor in prize money, salaries, appearance fees, licensing income and endorsements in totals. Tennis players dominate the list with seven of the ten spots. The ten highest paid women made $113 million over the past 12-months, up 1% from last years (2010). By comparison the 10 highest-paid men earned a collective $449 million.

No.1 Maria Sharapova – $25 Million

Sport: Tennis
July 2010 to July 2011 Earnings: $25 million


No.2 Caroline Wozniacki – $12.5 Million

Sport: Tennis
July 2010 to July 2011 Earnings: $12.5 million


No.3 Danica Patrick – $12 Million

Sport: Auto Racing
July 2010 to July 2011 Earnings:$12 Million


No.4 Venus Williams – $11.5 Million

Sport: Tennis
July 2010 to July 2011 Earnings:$12 Million


No.5 Kim Clijsters – $11 Million


Sport: Tennis
July 2010 to July 2011 Earnings: $11 million


No.6 Serena Williams – $10.5 Million

Sport: Tennis
July 2010 to July 2011 Earnings: $10.5 million


No.7 Kim Yu-Na – $10 Million

Sport: Skating
July 2010 to July 2011 Earnings: $10 million


No. 8 Li Na

Sport: Tennis
July 2010 to July 2011 Earnings: $8 million


No.9 Ana Ivanovic – $6 Million

Sport: Tennis
July 2010 to July 2011 Earnings: $6 million


No.10 Paula Creamer

Sport: Golf
July 2010 to July 2011 Earnings: $5.5 million


[See full list on Forbes.com]

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