#GAReads | None of the World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes Is a Woman
Respect is one thing, but what does the greatest athlete of all-time have to do around here to get paid?
Per annual data obtained by Forbes, not a single woman cracked the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world for the 2017–2018 year. This is most prominently exhibited by the exclusion of tennis icon Serena Williams, although it could be posited that it was due to Williams taking most of 2017 off due to maternity leave. (Still, endorsements count, and Williams has obtained prominent backers in recent years that include Beats by Dre, Gatorade, JPMorgan Chase, Nike, and Tempur-Pedic.) Other prominent female athletes, such as Maria Sharapova and Danica Patrick, are also noticeably absent from Forbes' list, which determines rankings by salary/winnings and endorsements.