Naomi Osaka Becomes Highest Paid Woman In Sports

Contributed By Scott Lipscomb

Four time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is winning on and off the court, becoming the highest paid women in sports this past year with a huge $55 million.

 


This past year on her way to two grand slam wins, she was also a major figure in social justice. She wore masks with the names of seen victims of police shootings as well as even pulled out of an event in Cincinnati

 

Naomi’s off the court activism has made her one of the most sought after athletes to endorse. Of her 55 million(ranking 15 overall for all athletes this past year), only 5 million was prize money, the other 50 million came from endorsements!

 

“Osaka has partnered with two dozen brands that range from HR software (Workday) to watches (Tag Heuer). Her marketing appeal covers denim (Levi’s) to high fashion (Louis Vuitton). Osaka has deals worth eight figures annually (Nike) and ones with heavy equity components (Hyperice, BodyArmor). This month, fast-casual restaurant chain Sweetgreen revealed Osaka as its first athlete ambassador—she is also an investor in the company.” as reported by Yahoo Sports.

 

Aside from her being the current number 1 ranked tennis player, she also is an owner in NWSL team the Carolina Courage and advocate for promoting women’s sports.

 

Osaka is set to hit the Olympic stage this July where many expect her to bring a gold medal to her collection. No matter the outcome Oska is inspiring many girls everywhere and staying true to what she believes in

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