Ronda Rousey makes Forbes list of world’s highest paid female athletes

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MMA’s most dangerous female Ronda Rousey is at an all-time high popularity-wise and people not even familiar with the sport know who she is thanks to movies, magazine covers and commercials. The Judo Olympic medalist is a success inside and outside the UFC octagon and has even broken into the Forbes list of The World’s Top 10 Highest-Paid Female Athletes of 2015.

While Rousey is the exception in MMA, even for men, as far as how much money she is making, it’s nice to see the sport at least represented on the list. Other athletes on the list include women from golf and Nascar, as well as several tennis pros who dominate┬áthe list.

Here’s the full Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes of 2015:

1. Maria Sharapova (Tennis)
Total earnings: $29.7 million
Winnings: $6.7 million
Endorsements: $23 million

2. Serena Williams (Tennis)
Total earnings: $24.6 million
Winnings: $11.6 million
Endorsements: $13 million

3. Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis)
Total earnings: $14.6 million
Winnings: $3.6 million
Endorsements: $11 million

4. Danica Patrick (Nascar)
Total earnings: $13.9 million
Salary/Winnings: $7.9 million
Endorsements: $6 million

5. Ana Ivanovic (Tennis)
Total earnings: $8.3 million
Winnings: $1.8 million
Endorsements: $6.5 million

6. Petra Kvitova (Tennis)
Total earnings: $7.7 million
Winnings: $5.9 million
Endorsements: $1.8 million

7. Simona Halep (Tennis)
Total earnings: $6.8 million
Winnings: $5.3 million
Endorsements: $1.5 million

8. Ronda Rousey (UFC)
Total earnings: $6.5 million
Salary/Winnings: $3 million
Endorsements: $3.5 million

9. Stacy Lewis (Golf)
Total earnings: $6.4 million
Winnings: $2.4 million
Endorsements: $4 million

10. Agnieszka Radwanska (Tennis)
Total earnings: $6 million
Winnings: $2 million
Endorsements: $4 million

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