When it comes to being a lucrative athlete, it’s a man’s world (like literally every other part of the world it seems). For example, the male athlete to rake in the most cash money in 2017 alone was Cristiano Ronaldo at $58 million. That’s about half what the top-earning female made. Despite that troubling fact, there’s still a lot of money in it for women. They may not be bringing in as much, but the highest paid female athletes are still getting paid by the millions.
Let’s take a look at the highest paid female athletes and try to stay positive—let’s focus not on the lack of zeroes compared to dudes, but how they have waaaay more zeros than your last paycheck.