Sharapova is top female athlete earner eleventh straight year
admin • August 13, 2015 • 2569
Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning her match against Coco Vandeweghe of the U.S.A. at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 7, 2015. REUTERS/STEFAN WERMUTH
Tennis star Maria Sharapova again tops the list of highest earning female athletes over the past year, according to Forbes.
For the 11th consecutive year, the Russian heads a list dominated by tennis players, who occupy seven of the top 10 spots.
The 28-year-old Sharapova, who won the French Open last year, collected $6.7 million in prize money, but her total estimated earnings were $29.7 million, according to Forbes.
The Forbes list also includes earnings from appearances, licensing and endorsements, personal business interests and, in some cases, salary.
World number one tennis player Serena Williams is second at $24.6 million, while motor racing driver Danica Patrick is the top non-tennis player, in fourth place with $13.9 million.
The only other non-tennis players in the top 10 are number eight Ronda Rousey (mixed martial arts) and number nine Stacy Lewis (golf).
Tennis is one of the few big-money sports where the earnings of women are somewhat comparable to men, though Sharapova’s income nonetheless was significantly less than the $67 million earned by Roger Federer, the top tennis player on the latest Forbes men’s list.
Boxers Floyd Mayweather ($300 million) and Manny Pacquiao ($160 million) head the latest men’s list, followed by Portugal and Real Madrid soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo ($79.6 million).
The female earnings were calculated from June 1 of last year until the same date in 2015.
The complete women’s list can be read on Forbes online at: here
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Larry Fine)
MANILA, Philippines – The children of the late SM Group founder Henry Sy Sr. have emerged as the richest in the country in 2019, according to Forbes magazine.
Forbes’ list of Philippines’ 50 Richest, which was released on Wednesday, showed the Sy heirs claiming the top spot with a combined net worth of $17.2 billion, displacing property magnate and former Senator Manny Villar to second.
Sy held the top spot for 11 consecutive years until he passed away last January 19 at the age of 94. He left his colossal fortune to his six children Teresita, Elizabeth, Henry Jr., Hans, Herbert and Harley.
Villar followed with $6.6 billion, John Gokongwei, Jr., who owns Robinsons mall chains and budget carrier Cebu Pacific came third with $5.3 billion.
Port operator Enrique Razon, Jr. placed fourth, followed by Ayala Group’s Jaime Zobel de Ayala, LT Group founder and chairman Lucio Tan, Jollibee Food Corp. chairman Tony Tan Caktiong, and San Miguel Corp.’s Ramon Ang.
Completing the top ten in PH richest list are the children of the late Metrobank founder George Ty and Andrew Tan of Alliance Global which owns the McDonald’s franchise in the country.
Other groups that made it to the list of the country’s richest are the children of builder David Consunji at 13th spot, and the children of Mercury Drug founder Mariano Que at 18th place.
The heirs of Unilab Pharmaceutical company – Jocelyn, Joselito and Jeffrey Campos – ranked 23rd with a combined net worth of $650 million.
Forbes noted that aside from Henry Sy, 4 other long-time members of the country’s richest passed away including Metrobank and GT Capital’s George Ty, Unilab’s Beatrice Campos, Gilberto Duavit of GMA Network and Jon Aboitiz of the Aboitiz Group.
The global magazine said their passing created a new class of second-generation successors who secured a spot on this year’s list.
“The Sy siblings best illustrate this shift,” Forbes said, citing as well the Ty siblings and Campos siblings.
Davao-based tycoon Dennis Uy, meanwhile, debuted on Forbes’ list at 22nd for his estimated fortune of $660 million. Uy founded Udenna which has interests in shipping, logistics, oil, real estate, education and gaming.
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