By Yesha Callahan, The Root
Serena Williams may have lost the French Open last weekend, but she’s now rolling in the dough, according to Forbes. Williams has topped Maria Sharapova and is now the world’s highest-paid female athlete.
In the past year, Williams has made a reported $28.9 million and finally unseated Sharapova, who was the titleholder for the last 11 years. But, of course, Sharapova has had her issues this year with her banned illegal substance use and was dropped by many of her sponsors.
Wiliams’ sponsors include JPMorgan Chase, Nike, Pepsi Co., Audemars Piguet, Beats Electronics, Burlei, Delta Air Lines, IBM, Kinder Joy, Mini and Wheels Up. Williams also deals with the Home Shopping Network and Mission Athletecare.
In her recent interview for Glamour, the tennis star expressed her motto for life.
“Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper,” Williams said.
Needless to say, Williams won’t be running out of “paper” any time soon.