2. MARIA SHARAPOVA (TENNIS) – $135 MILLION
Maria Sharapova is a Russian tennis player who is one of 10 women to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, winning the silver medal in women’s singles for Russia in 2012. She has been one of the highest paid female athletes in the world for 11 years, getting over $200 million in endorsements and prizes since 2001. In 2016, she was suspended for two years for testing positive for drugs.