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Top 10 highest-paid female athletes of 2022
Sept 1, 2022; Serena Williams and Venus Williams of the USA greet Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova (far right) of the Czech Republic after Woman's Doubles on day four of the 2022 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

Top 10 highest-paid female athletes of 2022

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (BVM) – Here are the top 10 highest-paid female athletes in the world for 2022, according to Forbes.

Notably, while many of the world’s top-earning men in sports are recognizable, the No. 1 highest-earner in women’s sports claims she is relatively anonymous to the public eye. So, can you recognize all of the female athletes on this list? 

10. Minjee Lee ($7.3 million) 

26-year-old Korean-Australian golfer, Minjee Lee. (Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports)

A total of $4.8 million of Lee’s $7.3 million earnings were from on-field accomplishments. That’s in part from winning the $1 million prize from the LPGA Tour Aon Risk Reward Challenge. Also, her U.S. Women’s Open victory led to the largest payout in the history of women’s golf at $1.8 million. 

“Girls have been a lot more interested in playing so hopefully they can watch me on TV and they’ll start getting more involved,” Lee said following her championship win at the US Women’s Open in June. 

Lee’s South Korean heritage has led to sponsorships with Hana Bank (headquartered in Seoul) and South-Korean golf brand apparel WAAC.