Naomi Osaka has no doubt impressed the world with her talent and skill emerging one of the world’s most famous tennis stars since her super impressive 2018 U.S. Open win over the iconic Serena Williams and a grand slam win in Australia. Now, it’s been revealed it’s all translating big financially; the sports star racked in big bucks in 2020.
According to reports, the 23-year-old earned a jaw dropping $55 million over the past 12 months, thereby emerging the highest paid woman in the sports world.
A break down of her total earnings Sportico reports show just over a minute $5 million of her earnings come from prize money won on the court. The bulk of her earnings come from a number of lucrative deals, global ambassadorship deal for high fashion brand Louis Vuitton, her partnership with Nike (which she reportedly makes $10M per year for), a contract with Beats, work with clothing company Levi’s, her more current deal with food brand Sweetgreen among others. Recall Osaka recently announced the launch of her Skincare Line – Kinló – for darker-skinned people as well as recently launched her swim wear brand in collaboration with Frankies Bikinis.
“Naomi is in the fortunate position that she has a good string of income,” said her agent and senior vice president of IMG Tennis, Stuart Duguid, to Forbes in February 2021. “She is not just chasing paychecks and the first conversation with a sponsor is never about the money anymore. There are so many things that are a bigger priority than the money. That is the luxury we have.”
It’s not just about making money for Osaka investing as well. In January 2021, it was announced that she had become an investor in the North Carolina Courage of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), making her a part of the team’s ownership group.