Third year in a row, Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova tops the list of Russia’s Richest Athletes by making $25 million in a year. The second athlete on the list Andrei Kirilenko (basketball player of Utah Jazz) earns $11 million less than Masha. The other Russian tennis players who made the list are Svetlana Kuznetsova (No 29, $2.3 mln), Nikolay Davydenko (No. 32, $2.1 mln), and Anna Chakvetadze (No 50, $1.4 mln).
The list was released by the Russian Finans magazine. The income numbers included the prize money and the money received from endorsements. Bonuses and prizes were not calculated.