Naomi Osaka — a modern tennis great — is currently dominating the news cycle thanks to the fallout from her withdrawal from the French Open.
On May 31, 2021, Osaka became a worldwide trending topic when she announced that she would be withdrawing from the competition, Though she faces expulsion for her decision, she said that she wanted the focus to be on the French Open itself and not her struggles with mental health.
Boris Becker, a former tennis player, said that he fears that Osaka’s career may be “over” due to this decision.
“I almost feel like her career is in danger because of mental health issues and now that we should take very seriously,” he said.
Despite the criticism from the usual suspects, Naomi Osaka remains the highest-earning female athlete in the sports world today. Let’s take a look at her net worth in 2021 and beyond.
Naomi Osaka Net Worth 2021: How Much Does The Tennis Star Make?
Naomi Osaka has a net worth of $25 million.
Between June 2019 and June 2020, Osaka earned $40 million. With these earnings, she beat the previous record of earnings initially set by Serena Williams (who earned $35 million at her peak).
In September 2020, Osaka took home $3 million when she won the US Open.
After winning the US Open, Naomi Osaka earned endorsement deals — including her first partnership with Nissan.
She also has a partnership with American Express and Nike.
Between all of her endorsements, she earned more than $24 million.
As a result of her winnings, Osaka had money to invest in real estate, and in September 2019, she purchased a mansion in Beverly Hills that was once owned by pop star Joe Jonas. Reportedly, she paid $6.9 million for the property.
And this net worth doesn’t take into account all her recent partnerships, including becoming co-owner of a soccer team, her recent endorsement from Louis Vuitton, and the release of her own proprietary skincare line.
What’s Next For Naomi Osaka?
It’s doubtful that Osaka’s net worth will be severely impacted by her decision to withdraw from the French Open, especially given the outpouring of support she has received over the past few days.
But even if it does result in a slight decrease in her net worth, she still will have made history as being not only the highest-paid female athlete in tennis but the highest-earning female athlete in 2020.