The Highest Paid Female Athletes Of 2022

Who are the highest paid female athletes in 2022? The female athletes who make the most money are typically the best players in their particular sport. To get to the level of earning millions of dollars, these athletes must train relentlessly, compete at the highest level, win lots of games, and generally possess supernatural athletic ability. The women athletes who earn the most money are true international superstars. Who is the highest paid female athlete in the world right now? Who are your favorite Forbes-rich women athletes?

LPGA female golfer Ko Jin-young and WTA tennis player Ashleigh Barty earn the most money out of anyone, putting them among the highest paid athletes of all time. Meanwhile, women's tennis players Barbora Krejčíková,  Aryna Sabalenka, and Karolína Plíšková earn millions with big tennis tournament wins. Other well-paid women athletes are WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Breanna Stewart, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, soccer players Sam Kerr and Marta, as well as badminton champion P.V. Sindhu. 

Check out all the best paid female athletes below. This list is based purely on salary and earnings, but it does not include endorsement deals and sponsorships.

  • Ko Jin-young
    Photo: LPGA Tour / Instagram

    Earnings: $3,502,161

    Ko Jin-young (born 7 July 1995), also known as Jin Young Ko, is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. By age 22 years, she had won 10 times on the LPGA of Korea Tour, was second at the 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open, and had won the 2017 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. In 2020, she won the LPGA official money title ($1,667,925) having played in only four tournaments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and finished the season as the number one ranked player in the world. In 2021, Ko again won the official money title and the LPGA Player of the Year.
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Team: Golf
  • Ashleigh Barty
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    Earnings: $3,945,182

    Ashleigh Barty (born 24 April 1996) is an Australian retired professional tennis player and cricketer. She was the second Australian tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in the world in singles by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) after fellow Indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley, holding the ranking for 121 weeks overall. She was also a top-10 player in doubles, having achieved a career-high ranking of No. 5 in the world. Barty is a three-time Grand Slam singles champion, and the reigning champion at Wimbledon and the Australian Open. She is also a Grand Slam doubles champion, having won the 2018 US Open with CoCo Vandeweghe. Barty won 15 singles titles and 12 doubles titles on the ...more
    • Birthplace: Ipswich, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
    • Team: Tennis
  • Barbora Krejčíková
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    Earnings: $3,646,883

    Barbora Krejčíková (born 18 December 1995) is a Czech professional tennis player. She has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 2, achieved on 28 February 2022, and on 22 October 2018, she became world No. 1 in doubles. Krejčíková is an eight-time Grand Slam champion, having won the 2021 French Open women's singles title, the women's doubles titles at the 2018 French Open, 2018 Wimbledon Championships, 2021 French Open and 2022 Australian Open, all alongside compatriot Kateřina Siniaková, and the mixed doubles titles at the Australian Open in 2019 and 2021 partnering Rajeev Ram, and in 2020 with Nikola Mektić. She is one of only four active female players to have won a Grand Slam title ...more
    • Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Team: Tennis
  • Aryna Sabalenka
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    Earnings: $2,900,203

    Aryna Siarhiejeŭna Sabalenka (born 5 May 1998) is a Belarusian professional tennis player. She has been ranked as high as world No. 2 in singles and world No. 1 in doubles by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Sabalenka has won two Grand Slam doubles titles, the 2019 US Open and the 2021 Australian Open, alongside Elise Mertens. She has won 16 WTA titles in total, ten in singles and six in doubles.
    • Birthplace: Belarus
    • Nationality: Belarus
    • Team: Tennis
  • Karolína Plíšková
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    Karolína Plíšková

    Earnings: $2,868,865

    Karolína Plíšková (born 21 March 1992) is a Czech professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 in singles, reaching the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings on 17 July 2017 and holding the position for eight weeks. On 31 October 2016, she peaked at world No. 11 in the doubles rankings. Known for her powerful serve and forehand, Plíšková has won 16 singles and five doubles titles on the WTA tour, 10 singles and six doubles titles on the ITF Circuit, and over $20 million in prize money. She has reached two Grand Slam singles finals at the 2016 US Open and the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. As a junior, Plíšková won the girls' singles event at the 2010 Australian ...more
    • Birthplace: Severozápad, Louny, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Team: Tennis
  • Garbiñe Muguruza
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    Earnings: $2,831,179

    Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco (born 8 October 1993) is a Spanish-Venezuelan tennis player and former world No. 1. Since turning professional in 2012, she has won seven singles titles, including two majors, the 2016 French Open and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.With powerful groundstrokes and an aggressive style, Muguruza came to prominence in 2014 on reaching the last 16 at the Australian Open, besting former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki en route. She then defeated then world No. 1 Serena Williams in the second round of the French Open, beating her in straight sets in Williams’ most lopsided loss at a Grand Slam ever, and reaching the quarterfinals. In 2015, at the Wimbledon Championships, ...more
    • Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Team: Tennis