Tennis Superstar Serena Williams has still managed to top Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-earning female athletes for the third straight year despite being off on maternity leave for 14 months.
Williams, a 23-time grand slam champion earned $62,000 in prize money over the last 12 months, however she earned $18.1 million in endorsements last year which was enough to secure the No. 1 spot.
Serena Williams at 36-year-old made twice as much off the court than any other female athlete. According to Forbes only 16 male athletes have earned more than Williams over the past 12 months from sponsorships.