Japanese tennis ace Naomi Osaka is one of the highest earners in the sport. According to Forbes, she is the highest-earning female athlete in the world. And thus, she has a lot of expensive amenities and luxuries, one of which is her private jet.
Osaka recently flaunted her private jet as she and her boyfriend, Cordae, went on for a Christmas holiday. In her tweet, she wrote Merry Christmas in Japanese as the couple was sitting inside their jet.
Further Osaka also owns a $7 million house in the lush area of Los Angeles. The tennis player had bought the house from American singer Nick Jonas. As heavy as the price tag, her house is massive. It has five bedrooms across a 4000 square meter area. It has a long driveway as well, holding some of Osaka’s expensive car collections.
At just the age of 23, Osaka has had a huge rise in fame and money. According to Forbes, she earned $37.4 million. This sum is $1.4 million greater than her rival and childhood idol Serena Williams. Her earnings from tennis are just $3.4 million. Rest is the enormous endorsement deals that she commands.
Despite becoming the highest-paid female athlete in 2020, Osaka has remained the same. The three-time Grand Slam champ is still shy and unfamiliar with all the fame she is receiving.
She said: “It’s a bit weird, because I feel people are looking at me differently now. I mean, I’m weird, right? It’s kind of a fact. So people were always looking at me differently. But now people are kind of looking, looking.”
Osaka was able to surpass Serena Williams in the earnings list because of various factors. According to experts, Osaka’s rise in the sport despite being only 23 and her multi-cultural background made her a global icon. Osaka has Haitian roots as well as Japanese roots. Thus she is a huge celebrity for the Asian audience who has been craving for a tennis star.
But at a young age, Osaka’s family shifted to the US. Thus she is a known personality in the US despite not being a US citizen.
Her illustrious sponsor’s list includes sports apparel giant, Nike, luxury watch brand, Citizen, Japanese sports equipment maker, Yonex, etc.