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It's not Zhu Ting, the list of the highest-paid female athletes in 2023 is released, and the Chinese players rank third in the world

It's not Zhu Ting, the list of the highest-paid female athletes in 2023 is released, and the Chinese players rank third in the world

Recently, Sportico took stock of the list of the highest-paid female athletes in 2023. In this list, we saw the name of a Chinese female athlete. And, the female athlete is ranked third in the world. In her annual income, the tournament prize money is only $27,000, which is almost negligible in the proportion of total income. So, who is this Chinese female player with a super high income?

It's not Zhu Ting, the list of the highest-paid female athletes in 2023 is released, and the Chinese players rank third in the world

When it comes to China's well-known female athletes in the world sports arena, I believe many people will think of Zhu Ting for the first time. The superstar of the world women's volleyball team is currently playing in the Italian league. However, although Zhu Ting's fame is very great, she really can't find a name in this income list. Judging from the top 10 highest-paid female athletes in 2023 announced so far, they are basically related to tennis.

It's not Zhu Ting, the list of the highest-paid female athletes in 2023 is released, and the Chinese players rank third in the world

Indeed, the high income of tennis players is recognized worldwide. Nowhere is this more evident than in women's sports. Seven of the top 10 players in the world are women's tennis players: Gauff at the top of the list with $22.7 million ($6.7 million in prize money and $16 million in endorsements), Swiatek in second place with $21.9 million ($9.9 million in prize money and $12 million in endorsements), Raducanu in fourth place with $16.2 million ($238,000 in prize money and $16 million endorsements), Naomi Osaka with $15 million ($0 in prize money and $15 million in endorsements) in fifth place, and Sabalenka with $12.2 million ($8.2 million in prize money and $4 million endorsements) in sixth placeRybakina, who ranked seventh with $9.5 million ($5.5 million in prize money and $4 million in endorsements) and Pegula, who ranked eighth with $9 million ($6 million in prize money and $3 million in endorsements).

It's not Zhu Ting, the list of the highest-paid female athletes in 2023 is released, and the Chinese players rank third in the world

In addition to the seven women, the other three players came to skiing, gymnastics and golf. The gymnastics representative was Simon Biles, who was ninth at $8.5 million ($0 prize money and $8.5 million in endorsements). Golfer Nelly Korda is in tenth place with $7.9 million ($1.4 million in prize money and $6.5 million in endorsements).

It's not Zhu Ting, the list of the highest-paid female athletes in 2023 is released, and the Chinese players rank third in the world

And seeing skiing, I believe everyone has guessed that this athlete from China is Gu Ailing. With a revenue of $20 million, Gu ranks third in the world, becoming the only athlete in the top eight who is not from tennis. Interestingly, Gu Ailing's income is only a very small $27,000 in prize money, and the rest comes from endorsements, reaching $20 million.

It's not Zhu Ting, the list of the highest-paid female athletes in 2023 is released, and the Chinese players rank third in the world

It's true that the prize money for ski racing is really small, because it is a relatively niche Winter Olympic sport. In general, it is unlikely that an athlete in this sport will be able to make it to the top 10 of this list, and it will also be the third in the world. But Gu Ailing is different, her special identity and experience made her quickly famous after the Beijing Winter Olympics and became popular all over the world. Gu won two gold medals at the Beijing Winter Olympics and became one of the most well-known Chinese female athletes in the world. After becoming popular, Gu Ailing has been favored by many businesses in China and has gained a lot of endorsements. This is also the reason why Gu Ailing can still rank third in the world despite the low prize money of the competition.

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