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Eileen Gu, Naomi Osaka, Jessica Pegula among highest paid female athletes

Five Asian athletes cracked the top ten of Forbes’ highest-paid female athletes list.

# 2 Eileen Gu

According to the list, Olympic gold medalist Eileen Gu is the second highest-paid female athlete with a net worth of $22.1 million. The 20-year-old freestyle skier has partnerships with several major sports brands. She also works as a model when she’s not skiing.

# 4 Emma Raducanu

The 21-year-old tennis player won the U.S. Open in 2021 when she was just 18. She is one of the few successful British tennis players, and as a result, is beloved in England. Injuries have stalled her playing career but she is still earning money through lucrative brand partnerships.

#5 Naomi Osaka

Osaka has won the U.S. Open and the Australian Open twice. She is frequently included in Forbes’ list of the highest-paid female athletes, having topped the list three times in 2020, 2021 and 2022. She gave birth to a daughter in July and is prepping for her return to tennis while managing several business projects.

#7 Jessica Pegula

In 2023, Pegula played some of the best tennis of her career, winning the Canadian Open by beating world No. 1, Iga Świątek. According to Forbes, Pegula has several partnerships with major brands like Dyson headphones, De Bethune watches and Gorjana jewelry.

#10 Leylah Fernandez

The 21-year-old is best known for her appearance in the 2021 U.S. Open. Both she and Raducanu, her opponent, were teenagers at the time.

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