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Naomi Osaka (22) becomes the world’s best-paid female athlete ever

21 August 2020 3:10 PM
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She earned R644 million in the year to June 2020 – "peanuts" compared to Roger Federer’s pay-packet of R1.83 billion.

Naomi Osaka (22) is the world’s most well-paid female athlete ever.

The tennis star earned R644 million (US$37.4 million) in the year to 30 May 2020, according to Forbes magazine.

Naomi Osaka at the 2019 Australian Open. Picture: 123rf.com

Osaka’s earnings are only about 35% of the R1.83 billion (US$106.3 million) that Roger Federer earned.

Serena Williams previously held the earnings record for female athletes ($36 million).

10 best-paid athletes in the world in 2020, according to Forbes:

  • Roger Federer ($106.3 million)

  • Cristiano Ronaldo ($105 million)

  • Lionel Messi ($104 million)

  • Neymar ($95.5 million)

  • LeBron James ($88.2 million)

  • Stephen Curry ($74.4 million)

  • Kevin Durant ($63.9 million)

  • Tiger Woods ($62.3 million)

  • Kirk Cousins ($60.5 million)

  • Carson Wentz ($59.1 million)


21 August 2020 3:10 PM
Tags:
Serena Williams
Forbes
Neymar
Cristiano Ronaldo
Tennis
Sport
Roger Federer
Tiger Woods
Lionel Messi
LeBron James
Stephen Curry
Naomi Osaka
Kevin Durant
Kirk Cousins
Carson Wentz
best-paid athletes

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