Naomi Osaka is a Japanese pro-tennis player born in Chūō-Ku, Osaka, on October 16, 1997. Her father, Leonard François, is Haitian, while her mother, Tamaki Osaka, is from Japan. Osaka’s family moved to New York when she was only 3, and around the same time, her father was inspired by the Williams sisters’ performance in the 1999 French Open. Soon, he decided to help his daughters learn tennis. Interestingly, his lack of technical expertise did not come in his way as he decided to follow Richard Williams, who, despite not knowing how to play tennis, coached his daughters – Venus and Serena – to become champions.
As shown in the Netflix documentary titled ‘Naomi Osaka,’ Leonard François began training Naomi and his older sister Mari from a young age, and before the young one turned 16, she was already a professional tennis player. However, it was only a beginning of a promising career, and probably no one had imagined at the time that Naomi is soon going to reign over women’s tennis. In the years that followed, she decimated all her opponents and found herself competing with her childhood idol Serena Williams in Miami Open on March 22, 2018, a match that proved to be life-changing for her.
The tennis star is currently dating the American rapper and singer Cordae, who is always very vocal in his support for his girlfriend. Naomi’s career spans several years, but she has only just begun. With the Tokyo Olympics coming up, where she is all set to represent Japan, it goes without saying that sky is the limit for the young tennis player. Looking at her illustrious career so far, it’s natural to wonder what her net worth must be. So if you are also wondering about the same, we have got you covered.
How Did Naomi Osaka Make Her Money?
After turning professional in September 2013, Osaka quickly climbed the rankings, and despite several losses in the way, continued to work hard on her technique. She played her first final in El Paso, Texas that came at $25K level, and followed it up with another one in the following year in Irapuato, Mexico. By the end of the 2015 season, Naomi was ranked 144, and considering her age at the time, it became increasingly clear that she was soon going to challenge the best in the business.
As expected, 2016 turned out to be an excellent year for the young player, who not only reached her first WTA final, but by the end of the season, was also officially named WTA Newcomer of the Year. Although the following year was full of ups and downs, Naomi truly shocked the tennis world in 2018 when she defeated her idol, Serena Williams, not once but twice. After the US champion finals win, Osaka became the first Japanese Grand Slam singles champion just a few months after getting the Indian Wells title with her win over Daria Kasatkina.
Naomi then went on to establish herself as one of the biggest names in women’s tennis by becoming the first Asian player to be ranked No. 1 after winning the Australian Open in 2019 and the US Open title (second time) in 2020. The prize money alone that Naomi Osaka has won in her career is just under $20 million. In 2020, she surpassed Serena Williams in earnings as well and became the highest-paid female athlete ever.
According to Forbes, most of the money that she makes is through brand endorsements, which have helped her earn about $50 million over the years. Naomi’s list of sponsors includes Airbnb, Workday, Louis Vuitton, Beats Electronics, BodyArmor, Google, Levi Strauss & Co, and many others. Her meteoric rise in the world of tennis and her early struggle is documented in the Netflix docuseries’ Naomi Osaka.’ If her illustrious career makes you wonder about her net worth, then you are probably not alone. So, let’s have a look at her overall wealth without wasting any more time.
Naomi Osaka’ Net Worth
Naomi Osaka’s net worth is estimated to be around $60 million. Taking into account her flourishing career and all the brand endorsements coming her way, we estimate that Naomis’ overall wealth is going to increase significantly in the coming years.
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