Badminton player PV Sindhu is the only Indian on Forbes’ 2019 list of the world’s highest-paid female athletes. Sindhu, tied for the 13th place, raked in $5.5 million in the year through June 1. The ace Champion has endorsement contracts with the likes of Bridgestone, JBL and Gatorade, besides a multi-million deal she signed with China’s Li Ning. Overall, tennis dominates with the most names and American great Serena Williams ($29.2 million) perched atop the list. But there’s a glaring gender gap: while just 15 female athletes made over $5 million, 1,300 male counterparts will breach the mark this year.
Serena Williams revealed as highest-paid female athlete for fourth year in a row… The 23-time grand slam singles champion earned 29.2 million US dollars (approximately £24million) for the 12 months to June 1, only 4.2million dollars of which was in prize money.
Badminton star PV Sindhu accepts Chandrababu Naidu’s Job offer to become a Deputy Collector in Andhra Pradesh
Top 100 Highest-Paid Athletes in the world increased their revenue collectively by 5% to $4 billion in 2019 from last year’s earnings of $3.8 billion. Soccer Star Player Lionel Messi become the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time with $127 million in total earnings.
Naomi Osaka became just the fourth woman to earn more than 20 million US dollars in a year after Williams, Maria Sharapova and Li Na.
The young Japanese star’s earnings reported to 24.3 million dollars (approximately £20 million) on the back of her first two grand slam titles at the US Open and the Australian Open.
Athletes are increasing their focus on off-the-field activities to improve their brand value. They are becoming Content Creators by setting up dedicated content mgmt office and reaching the fans directly.
Osaka, who is of Japanese and Haitian heritage but has lived in the United States for most of her life, is seen as one of the most commercially attractive sports stars.
Athletes who are investing on direct Fan engagement activities are realizing more revenue.
PV Sindhu is one of the highest paid women athletes in the world..
Just at the age of 25 she is able to achieve this. This will motivate millions of young girls from India to take up sports as a career option
Example of don’t chase money, chase your passion for excellence.. Money just follows…(remember the dialogue from 3 idiots?)
Great example for all the Millennial’s…