Maria Sharapova is a Russian former world No. 1 tennis player who has earned a massive net worth throughout her tennis career. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won a silver medal in women’s singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Sharapova won five Grand Slam titles — two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open, winning 36 titles in total, including the year-ending WTA Finals in her debut in 2004.
She also won three doubles titles. Maria Sharapova has been celebrated in the tennis world for her mental toughness during her long and illustrious career. In June 2011, she was named one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future” by Time and in March 2012 was named one of the “100 Greatest of All Time” by Tennis Channel.
Maria Sharapova Net Worth
Maria Sharapova has an estimated net worth of around $180 million. She has earned a whooping net worth in her tennis career. Sharapova amassed $38,777,962 in prize money over the course of her career. As per Forbes, Sharapova’s prize-money earned is the third-highest all-time. She also earned over $300 million in sponsorships, endorsements, and appearances. The Russian star was also the highest-paid female athlete in the world for 11 consecutive years.
Sharapova’s earnings from endorsements have outnumbered her earnings on the court. She endorsed the mobile phone company Motorola. She also upheld a contract with Land Rover and Canon, as well as the brand Tag Heuer and jeweller Tiffany and Co. In addition, she also received sponsorships from Gatorade and Tropicana. Her current endorsements and partners include Head, Nike, Porsche, Sugarpova, Evian, Supergoop.
Career: Maria Sharapova Net Worth
In 2003, Sharapova was able to play a full tournament as a pro, ending the year with two tournament wins and a top 50 ranking. In 2004, she broke into the top 20 and beat Serena Williams in the DFS Classic. Sharapova’s maiden slam came at Wimbledon in 2004 when she was 17-years-old. In the same year, she won the WTA Tour Finals by defeating Serena Williams in the final. As a 19-year-old, she clinched the US Open title in 2006. Two years later, in 2008, she won the Australian Open title. She was also part of the Fed Cup-winning team from Russia in the year 2008. In 2012 and 2014, she held the Roland Garros title. During the 2012 London Olympics, Sharapova won a silver medal for Russia. Additionally, she holds 36 WTA titles which include five Grand Slam titles.
She has even defeated the likes of Simona Halep and Serena Williams at the Grand Slam finals. She was suspended from the WTA circuit for 15 months as she failed a drug test in 2016. In 2019, she just won a handful of matches and her entire season was plagued with injuries. Sharapova’s thriving career concluded with a series of defeats. She started to lose matches and in February 2020 she announced retirement from tennis in an interview.
Maria Sharapova is a very charitable athlete. The Maria Sharapova Foundation launched a $210,000 scholarship program for students from the Chernobyl-affected areas of Belarus. Sharapova also became the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and donated $100,000 to Chernobyl-related projects. Sharapova also donated $250,000 to UNDP projects recently.