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Thumbs up Kournikova,Sharapova,Venus,Serena - biggest earnings from endorsement deals in 2005

2. Maria Sharapova

Credentials: 11 singles titles; first Russian tennis player ever ranked No. 1 in the world (2005); Wimbledon singles champion in 2004; Women’s Tennis Association Player of the Year in 2004; Russia’s tennis federation named Sharapova the country’s best female tennis player in 2005.

Fan interest: The 6-foot-2 part-time model appeals to men with her physique and to aspiring women tennis players with her play on the court.

Cashing in: Forbes named Sharapova, 19, the highest-paid female athlete in the world in 2005. She is listed as earning upwards of $19 million per year. A majority of this money comes from her endorsement deals with Nike, Canon, Colgate-Palmolive, Motorola and Land Rover.

7. Serena Williams

Credentials: 26 singles tennis titles, including seven grand slam singles titles; 2000 Olympic gold medalist in doubles competition (Sydney); defeated her sister Venus five times in separate grand slam singles titles.

Cashing in: Williams, 24, has endorsement deals with Nike, Wilson, McDonald’s and Estee Lauder. She made TV appearances on ER and the Bernie Mac Show. Forbes estimated she made $10 million on and off the court in 2005.

8. Venus Williams

Credentials: 33 singles tennis titles, including five grand slam singles titles; 2-time Olympic gold medalist in 2000 (Sydney), one in singles, one in doubles.

Cashing in: The elder sister has endorsement deals with American Express, McDonald’s and Wilson. Forbes estimated Williams, 26, made $7 million on and off the court in 2005.

9. Anna Kournikova


Credentials: 13 tennis doubles titles; ranked No. 1 on Nov. 22, 1999 in doubles ranking; named one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2003.

Cashing in: Forbes estimated Kournikova made $5 million last year, mostly from endorsements with Adidas and Berlei bras. Darren Rovell, ESPN sports business reporter, said Kournikova consistently made more than $10 million per year.

Analysis: Kournikova remains one of the most recognized names in tennis. The reason she wasn’t ranked higher was due to her performance on the court. Kournikova, 25, has never won a tennis singles title. Her highest singles ranking was eighth. She is now retired from tennis. Kournikova made the list mostly from her starpower off the court.

“At the end of the day, guys like pretty girls,” Wheeler said. “And sex sells. I hope I wouldn’t be too naive to think that wasn’t a factor.”

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1. Michelle Wie

Credentials: youngest player, at 13, to win an adult USGA-sanctioned tournament — 2003 Women's U.S. Amateur Public Links; the youngest player, at 14, to play in a PGA Tour tournament (2004 Sony Open).

Fan interest: had a following of about 3,500 in the sectional qualifier of the U.S. Open at the Canoe Brook Country Club in New Jersey.

Cashing in: Forbes Magazine estimated Wie made $17 million last year. This included separate $5 million endorsement deals from Nike and Sony — annually. That’s one way to take care of expensive textbooks and tuition if and when she attends college. Wie also signed a $3 million advertising contract with ShinYoung, Co., a South Korean developer. Wie’s parents are South Korean. She turned pro last October, so she didn’t make any money playing golf for the better part of 2005. Imagine if Wie actually generated profit from her play on the course.

Marketing perspective: “Everyone views her as a very young, accomplished athlete. I view her as that, but also a very bright lady who understands what she’s getting into,” said Matt Lalin, executive vice president of Steiner Sports Marketing in New Rochelle, N.Y. “There’s no reason to think she won’t be getting better every year and continue to be successful.”

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1. Michelle Wie

Credentials: youngest player, at 13, to win an adult USGA-sanctioned tournament — 2003 Women's U.S. Amateur Public Links; the youngest player, at 14, to play in a PGA Tour tournament (2004 Sony Open).

Fan interest: had a following of about 3,500 in the sectional qualifier of the U.S. Open at the Canoe Brook Country Club in New Jersey.

Cashing in: Forbes Magazine estimated Wie made $17 million last year. This included separate $5 million endorsement deals from Nike and Sony — annually. That’s one way to take care of expensive textbooks and tuition if and when she attends college. Wie also signed a $3 million advertising contract with ShinYoung, Co., a South Korean developer. Wie’s parents are South Korean. She turned pro last October, so she didn’t make any money playing golf for the better part of 2005. Imagine if Wie actually generated profit from her play on the course.

Marketing perspective: “Everyone views her as a very young, accomplished athlete. I view her as that, but also a very bright lady who understands what she’s getting into,” said Matt Lalin, executive vice president of Steiner Sports Marketing in New Rochelle, N.Y. “There’s no reason to think she won’t be getting better every year and continue to be successful.”

care to post Linzi's "performance" as well?

... nothing personal against Linzi....

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Interesting how Kournikova is still earning lots from endorsements even though she hasn't played any tour tennis for almost 3 years

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These magazines don't really know what the
players earn in endorsements. it is really just a guess-timate based on industry figures.it's just mere speculation.
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1. Michelle Wie

Credentials: youngest player, at 13, to win an adult USGA-sanctioned tournament — 2003 Women's U.S. Amateur Public Links; the youngest player, at 14, to play in a PGA Tour tournament (2004 Sony Open).

Fan interest: had a following of about 3,500 in the sectional qualifier of the U.S. Open at the Canoe Brook Country Club in New Jersey.

Cashing in: Forbes Magazine estimated Wie made $17 million last year. This included separate $5 million endorsement deals from Nike and Sony — annually. That’s one way to take care of expensive textbooks and tuition if and when she attends college. Wie also signed a $3 million advertising contract with ShinYoung, Co., a South Korean developer. Wie’s parents are South Korean. She turned pro last October, so she didn’t make any money playing golf for the better part of 2005. Imagine if Wie actually generated profit from her play on the course.

Marketing perspective: “Everyone views her as a very young, accomplished athlete. I view her as that, but also a very bright lady who understands what she’s getting into,” said Matt Lalin, executive vice president of Steiner Sports Marketing in New Rochelle, N.Y. “There’s no reason to think she won’t be getting better every year and continue to be successful.”
Who is this Michelle Wie? I can't find her listed under players on WTA.com.

Is it like saying Britney Spears has had 20 top 20 hits compared to Maria winning Wimbledon?

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These magazines don't really know what the
players earn in endorsements. it is really just a guess-timate based on industry figures.it's just mere speculation.
Of course, but they print it because readers like to know how much money celebrities make. There are all kinds of hidden sources of income these people recieve that the public will never know about. They also get tons of stuff for free everywhere they go. BTW, Michelle Wie has now signed even more endorsement deals than reported on the forbes list, she's making well over twenty million a year. By next year she's stimated to make close to thirty million a year. Golf experts expect that figure to triple if she ever even comes close to winning a men's tournament.

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Who is this Michelle Wie? I can't find her listed under players on WTA.com.
She won't be on WTA.com, she's a teen golfer that plays men's and women's tournaments. I don't even think she's been pro a whole year.

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Maria Sharapova also made 0 $ from her promotion for acne treatment program and it didn't help her any either

/Yes, I know, I am using a joke from yesterday but it hardly gets old whenever we have these Masha got rich stories
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It pays to be tall, blond and white in the tennis world. Asian women are on the verge of taking over the LPGA, therefore, the promotion of Miss Wie who is tall dark haired American of Asian decent.
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Eat this Maria pervs:

1. Michelle Wie

Credentials: youngest player, at 13, to win an adult USGA-sanctioned tournament — 2003 Women's U.S. Amateur Public Links; the youngest player, at 14, to play in a PGA Tour tournament (2004 Sony Open).

Fan interest: had a following of about 3,500 in the sectional qualifier of the U.S. Open at the Canoe Brook Country Club in New Jersey.

Cashing in: Forbes Magazine estimated Wie made $17 million last year. This included separate $5 million endorsement deals from Nike and Sony — annually. That’s one way to take care of expensive textbooks and tuition if and when she attends college. Wie also signed a $3 million advertising contract with ShinYoung, Co., a South Korean developer. Wie’s parents are South Korean. She turned pro last October, so she didn’t make any money playing golf for the better part of 2005. Imagine if Wie actually generated profit from her play on the course.

Marketing perspective: “Everyone views her as a very young, accomplished athlete. I view her as that, but also a very bright lady who understands what she’s getting into,” said Matt Lalin, executive vice president of Steiner Sports Marketing in New Rochelle, N.Y. “There’s no reason to think she won’t be getting better every year and continue to be successful.”

What are we meant to be "eating" the fact that Michelle earns $2 million less than Maria?

It wouldn't bother me if Michelle was earing $100 million more than Maria, I'm not interested in golf or it's stars, I'm here to discuss tennis and Maria, so please stop bringing some golf star into the convo, if you want to discuss Michelle Wie go to Non-tennis!
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Eat this Maria pervs:
Your have issues, do you have to do this is every thread. get over it
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I'm surprised that Anna keeps bring in the big bucks in endorsments but I guess she does enough exo's and WTT to keep Adidas and others.
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Yet the above girls barely play tennis, can you imagine how much more they could rake in if they did.

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"part-time model"!?!? Did I miss something?

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