Japan’s tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest-grossing female athlete. He earned $ 37.4 million (about Rs 284 crore) last year. Forbes magazine released this list on Friday. Osaka has left this list topper Serena Williams of America for 4 years.
Serena has earned about Rs 11 crore less than Osaka this time. However, both of them broke the world record of Maria Sharapova of Russia in terms of earnings. Sharapova earned the highest in 2015 at $ 29.7 million (about Rs 226 crore).
Osaka will lead Japan in Olympics
Osaka has won two Grand Slams in a row. He won the US Open in 2018 and the Australian Open in 2019. At the same time, Serena has named 23 Grand Slams. Osaka will lead Japan in the Tokyo Olympics next year.
Osaka is number 29 in the overall list
Osaka’s father was a resident of Haiti. While his mother was from Japan. Osaka is at number 29 in the list of world’s highest-grossing athletes. Serena is at number 33 on this list.