No females in the 2018 Forbes' top 100 highest-paid athletes list

There are no females at all in the 2018 list of Forbes' top 100 highest-paid athletes.

The listing is an estimate based on a methodology that includes looking at all prize money, and bonuses earned over a 12-month period. Endorsement incomes include estimations of an athlete's sponsorship deals, appearance fees, and licensing income.

In previous years there have been between 1-3 females included in the list, with tennis ace, Serena Williams featuring a few times before. This year she fell short as she had taken time out due to pregnancy and giving birth.

Of those represented in the listing, the NFL was the most-represented with 18 placements in the top 100. The least-represented sport includes track (1) and mixed martial arts (1).

Athletes from 22 countries made the cut, but the USA by far dominates the list with 66 athletes. The UK is represented by 5 athletes, and the Dominican Republic and Spain by 3 each.

Top 10 athletes in the top 100 Forbes highest-paid athletes list

View the full list on Forbes.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : No females in the 2018 Forbes' top 100 highest-paid athletes list


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