NEW YORK – May 22, 2020 – In its daily cover story today, Forbes reveals that acclaimed tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the highest-paid female athlete ever.
Osaka’s record $37.4 million in earnings surpasses Serena Williams, who, with $36 million in earnings, previously held the title as the world’s highest-earning female athlete.
Osaka’s lucrative deal with Nike, which paid her more than $10 million last year, is only one of the many deals she’s signed. The 22-year-old has also inked lucrative deals with sponsors Procter & Gamble, All Nippon Airways and Nissan in connection with next year’s Olympics, where she will represent Japan.
She has achieved “endorsement stardom,” writes Forbes’ Senior Editor Kurt Badenhausen.
For the full story, visit: Naomi Osaka – The Highest-Paid Female Athlete Ever
Forbes’ earnings figures include prize money, salaries, bonuses, endorsements, royalties and appearance fees between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020.
The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2020 will be revealed next week.
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