How much is Maria Sharapova worth? $196 Million
How did Maria Sharapova earn her money and wealth?
Born on April 19, 1987, Maria Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player. Maria started playing tennis from 2001 and since then grabbed many achievements and won many awards. She made a debut at the Australian Open and the French Open, however, she finally rose to stardom with her first Wimbledon win in 2004. Maria Sharapova has been ranked No. 1 in singles five times by the WTA. She is the only Russian and one of the ten women in the world who won the career Grand Slam. Not only did she earn the maiden grand slam but she also won the silver medal in summer Olympics in 2012, organized in London.
Maria occupied the top position and ranked at No. 1 at an early age of 18, in 2005. She again stood at No 1 for four weeks in 2012. Maria is only third, after Serena and Venus Williams to have won 35 singles titles and five Grand Slam titles at French, Australian, Wimbledon and US open. Along with singles, she also won 3 doubles. Maria Sharapova, according to top tennis players, is a very tough opponent to compete against. She has been called as one of the best tennis players till date.
Sharapova is not only active in Tennis, but has also been in many advertisements for Nike, Prince, and Canon. She has also undertaken many modeling assignments and has been featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was named by Times as the one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future” in June 2011. In March 2012, she haf been counted among the “100 Greatest of All Time” by the Tennis channel. Maria also remained the highest paid athlete for 11 consecutive years and earned US $285 million during these years along with the price money.
On June 2016, Maria was banned from playing Tennis for two years as she failed the drug test at the 2016 Australian Open. She was tested positive for the substance meldonium, which was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. However, the ban was reduced from 2 years to 15 months, after it was found that the substance was recommended by a doctor. She made a comeback on April 16, 2017, at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
Maria Sharapova has been in the news for her two affairs. In 2011, she got engaged to Basketball player, Sasha Vujačić but ended her engagement in 2012. In 2013, she started dating Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov. However, the duo also ended the relationship in July 2015.
What are the most popular appearances of Maria Sharapova?
- Maria Sharapova: The Point (2017)