Maria Sharapova’s Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements
Her very first tennis lesson was accompanied with exceptional hand-eye coordination with the Russian coach Yuri Yutkin. At the age of seven, her father and herself moved to the US from Russia to learn tennis with a savings of US$700. And neither of them could speak English when they arrived in Florida. The seven-year-old girl from the year 1994 is Maria Yuryevna Sharapova, one of the highest-paid female athletes in the world. Sharapova was born April 19, 1987, in Nyagan, Russia.
Sharapova’s maiden slam came on her way when she was 17-years-old at 2004 Wimbledon. In the same year, she won the WTA Tour Finals by defeating Serena Williams in the final. She is a 5-time Grand Slam champion and as a 19-year-old she clinched the US Open title. Two years later in 2008, she won the Australian Open title. She was part of the Fed Cup winning team from Russia in the year 2008. And in 2012 and 2014 she held the Roland Garros title. During the 2012 London Olympics Sharapova won a silver medal for Russia. Additionally, she holds 36 WTA titles and counting.
Maria Sharapova’s Endorsements
Sharapova’s earning’s endorsements have outnumbered her earning from the court. In 2006, she was on the apex of the Forbes’ highest-paid female athlete in the world. Her career prize money sums up to US$38,342,119. Her maiden Grand Slam win gave her numerous endorsements. She endorsed the mobile phone company Motorola. Also, she upheld a contracted with Land Rover and Canon, as well as the brand Tag Heuer and jeweller Tiffany. She also received sponsorships from Gatorade and Tropicana. With Nike, she launched ‘Nike Maria Sharapova Collection‘. The Russian uses Head tennis rackets. Sharapova operates her own candy brand, Sugarpova. The brand is planning to extend their products. Also, she is the brand ambassador for Porsche.
Foundation and Charity Work
She urges to help children achieve their goals. The Maria Sharapova Foundation launched $210,000 scholarship program for students from Chernobyl-affected areas of Belarus. Also, Sharapova became the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and donated $100,000 to Chernobyl-related projects. Some portion of money from Sugarpova goes to the Maria Sharapova Foundation.
|Residence||Manhattan Beach, California, U.S.|
|Endorsements||Porsche, Nike and Head|