Do you know who the world’s highest paid female athletes of 2019 are?
In the recently concluded FIFA Women’s World Cup, there were a lot of talks about Equal Pay in Sports. The Captain of the World Cup-winning USWNT Megan Rapinoe raised the voice for all the female athletes around the world and even had a Twitter spat with the President of the United States. But was the footballer, right? Turns out, hell yes!
The highest-paid women athlete of 2019 earned just 23% of what the highest-paid athlete of 2019, Lionel Messi earned. And that is a serious issue!
Let us take a look at 15 highest-paid female athletes 2019 and let us know if you think these athletes are in fact underpaid:
Ariya Jutanugarn (Golf) | $5.3 million
Highest paid female athletes 2019 | Credits LPGA
Madison Keys (Tennis) | $5.5 million
Highest paid female athletes 2019 | Credits New York Times
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I can watch literally anything remotely related to sports; Cricket, Football, Tennis, F1, Hockey, Athletics, Chess, you name it!
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