Russia’s Maria Sharapova yet again is the world’s highest paid female athlete in 2014. In recently released list of the highest paid athletes in the world, Forbes ranks Sharapova at No. 34 with earnings of $24.4 million ($22 million from endorsements).
China’s Li Na ranks No. 41 at $23.6 million ($18 million from endorsements). Serena Williams ranks No. 55 with $22 million in earnings equally divided between prize money and endorsements/appearance fees.
(Photo: Forbes Russia 2013)