1. SERENA WILLIAMS (TENNIS) – $160 MILLION
Serena Williams is currently ranked number 1 in women’s singles tennis. She has 38 titles, which puts her fourth on the all-time list and second in the open era. She has been credited with helping to launch an entirely new era in women’s tennis, and she was the highest paid female athlete in 2016. Between winnings and endorsements, she earned $28.9 million.