How much did Nelly Korda earn in 2021? Where is she ranked in Forbes highest-paid Female Athletes list?

Nelly Korda began her pro career in 2016 on the Symetra Tour, where she won her first pro event at the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge.

Nelly Korda
Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda, 23, is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour where she has won seven titles. She also clinched the Olympic gold medal at the women’s individual golf event at the Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. Korda’s massive list of achievements and milestones makes her one of the most popular female athletes across the globe.

Meanwhile, famous business magazine Forbes has released the list of the highest-paid female athletes where the Florida native Nelly Korda held the ninth position. The 2021 Women’s PGA Championship winner earned a whopping US$5.9 million last year which was far ahead of many top sportswomen. 

Notably, Korda ended 2021 as the number one woman golfer in the world rankings, owing to her tremendous accolades in various parts of the world. She was also recently named to Forbes’ 2022 30 Under 30 list in the sports category. The American golfer has more than ten sponsors which are some of the top brands of their field. This includes Hanwha Q Cells, a manufacturer of solar cells, and UKG, a tech company focused on workforce management.

Naomi Osaka tops the Forbes highest-paid female athletes list

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka

Ace tennis player Naomi Osaka was placed at the pole position in the latest list of Forbes. On the other hand, the Williams sisters found themselves in the subsequent spots. Here’s the complete list of the top 10 highest-paid female athletes in 2021:

RankPlayerCountrySportIncome (USD)
1Naomi OsakaUSATennis57.3 million
2Serena WilliamsUSA Tennis45.9 million
3Venus WilliamsUSATennis11.3 million
4Simone BilesUSAGymnastics10.1 million
5Garbine Muguruza SpainTennis8.8 million
6Ko Jin-youngSouth KoreaGolf7.5 million
7PV SindhuIndiaBadminton7.2 million
8Ash BartyAustraliaTennis6.9 million
9Nelly KordaUSAGolf5.9 million
10Candace ParkerUSABasketball5.7 million

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