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Top 10 richest female athletes of 2024 by net worth

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The 2024 ranking of the richest female athletes is notably dominated by tennis players, with six out of the top 10 coming from this sport.

Female tennis players have fought for equal prize money since the 1970s, leading to substantial earnings and extensive marketing opportunities. This has significantly contributed to their financial success and global recognition.

According to data from SlotsUp, here is the complete list of the 10 richest female athletes of 2024 by net worth:

1. Venus Williams (Tennis) – $95 million

Venus Williams, an American professional tennis player, leads with a net worth of $95 million. As the second oldest athlete on the list, Williams has played 1076 matches, winning 815.

2. Naomi Osaka (Tennis) – $60 million

Naomi Osaka, at 26, holds third place with $60 million. She has earned $51.1 million from her tennis career, supplemented by endorsements.

3. Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis) – $55 million

Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki boasts a net worth of $55 million, thanks to her consistency on the court, endorsements, and business ventures.

4. Annika Sörenstam (Golf) – $40 million

Retired Swedish golfer Annika Sörenstam has a net worth of $40 million, having earned $22 million in winnings during her career.

5. Eileen Gu (Freestyle Skiing) – $32 million

American freestyle skier Eileen Gu, at 20, has a net worth of $32 million from prize money, endorsements, and amodelling.

6. Simona Halep (Tennis) – $30 million

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, with a net worth of $30 million, has won two Grand Slam titles and earns $2.2 million annually from winnings and endorsements.

7. Iga Swiatek (Tennis) – $25 million

At 22, Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek is the seventh richest with a net worth of $25 million and is the most searched athlete with 1.3 million web searches.

8. Victoria Azarenka (Tennis) – $22.5 million

Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka, with a net worth of $22.5 million, has played 867 matches, winning 615.

9. Brooke Henderson (Golf) – $18 million

Canadian golfer Brooke Henderson, 26, has a net worth of $18 million, earning $1.9 million annually from winnings and endorsements.

10. Simone Biles (Gymnastics) – $16 million

American gymnast Simone Biles, with a net worth of $16 million, earned over $5 million and won her eighth U.S. Gymnastics title in 2023.