Serena Williams Is The Only Female Athlete On Forbes' List Of Highest-Paid Athletes Of The Decade

Serena reportedly earned $215 million.
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Professional tennis player Serena Williams is the only female athlete included on Forbeslist of highest-paid athletes of this decade which was published on December 23.

The rankings documented the highest-paid athletes from January 1, 2010, to the present. Topping the list is boxer Floyd Mayweather who earned a whopping $915 million (P46,372,200,000).

According to a report from Give Me Sport, Serena earned $215 million (P10,896,200,000) and is the only female athlete to be included in the top 40 list. Serena has sponsorship deals with brands like Nike, Gatorade, and Beats. 

The report added that in 2019, Serena was the only woman in the top 100 athlete earners, sitting at the 63rd spot. They added that in 2018, no female athletes made it on the list.

Forbes’ annual rankings of top-earning athletes are determined by their salaries, prize money, bonuses, endorsements, appearance fees, and licensing income. Some athletes who made it on Forbes’ list include Manny Pacquiao who sat on the eighth spot with $435 million (P22,045,800,000), LeBron James who was on the fourth spot with $680 million (P34,462,400,000), and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with $800 million (P40,528,000,000).

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