This 5-time Grand Slam Champion has been playing professional tennis since before her 15th birthday. The Russian pro player is a serious contender, winning at least one title per year over the course of her career, which is still going strong today. She has signed all kinds of modeling/endorsement deals with several major brands, including an 8-year, $70 million contract with Nike, as well as appearing on multiple magazines, such as “The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.”
Sharapova has earned nearly $300 million over the years. “Forbes” called her one of the highest-paid female sports stars in the world. She launched her own mentorship program for female entrepreneurs in 2018, as well.