Based on her current net worth, Maria Sharapova is ranked the 88th highest-paid celebrity in the world.
This, according to Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid celebrity list for 2015.
Although the tennis superstar only earned $6.7 million from the tournaments she has participated in, she still earned a whopping $23 million in endorsements alone.
After being injured in the second half of 2013, the Russian athlete-model made an amazing comeback in 2014 to win the French Open title and her fifth Grand Slam title overall.
Winning the Roland Garros title enabled her to obtain significant bonuses from sponsored Tag Heuer and Nike.
The six-foot-two-inch champion also had other major product endorsements under her belt which included deals with Avon Products, Samsung, and Evian.
In 2012, the ace player launched her own candy line “Sugarpova” whose sales doubled to more than three million bags after she endorsed the sweet.
Meanwhile, Celebrities Money revealed that Maria Sharapova has a net worth of $175 million.
She is now ranked the second richest tennis player in the world.
In 2010, the French Open champion signed a highly lucrative eight-year contract with NIKE worth $70 Million.
She currently lives in a Longboat key mansion which she purchased for $2.6 Million. She owns Range $90,000 Rover of and a $83,200 Porsche 911 Carrera.
But despite her financial success, the high-profile tennis star has remained grounded, as she has been actively engaged in humanitarian work.
In 2005, she donated $50,000 to the victims of the Beslan school hostage crisis. In 2007, she contributed $210,000 to the United Nations Development Programme – Chernobyl recovery projects as a Goodwill ambassador.
The Russian star’s current financial success is remarkable turn-around from her life as a child.
She and her family arrived in the U.S in 1994 with only $700 in their pockets.
But after seeing her huge potential as an athlete, the tall, lanky nine-year-old Russian girl was signed by the International Management Group in 1995 who offered to finance her annual tuition fee at the tennis academy worth $35,000.
This investment 20 years ago has paid tremendous dividends based on the present net worth of Maria Sharapova.