Sportspersonalities who compete at the highest level are known to earn a hefty sum. Be it the prize money or brand endorsements, the top-tier athletes always get a fat pay check and thus, have an enviable bank balance.
With more and more women taking up sports as a profession, quite a few of them take home large sums of money.
Here’s the list of top 10 richest female athletes between June 2012 and June 2013 according to Forbes:
10. Paula Creamer
Creamer is the most popular female golfer in the United States. The 2010 US Open golf champion, popularly known as the Pink Panther, has the most lucrative endorsement deals among female golfers. She won prize money worth USD 1 million while her endorsements gave her another USD 4.5 million, making her the 10th richest female athlete in the world with a net earning of USD 5.5 million.