Maria Sharapova Russia’s Richest Athlete

Maria Sharapova Richest Russian AthleteThird 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.

Recently Sharapova also made the list of 25 richest athletes of the world and was ranked at 73rd on Business Week’s list of Power 100 most influential people in the world of sports.

(Source: Championat.ru)

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