Naomi Osaka is a sports icon and one of the highest paid athletes in the world. According to Forbes, Naomi is in 12th place in a ranking that includes both men and women. Just think that Serena Williams is only 28th. Also according to Forbes, Osaka's net worth in 2021 is $ 60 million, an amount she amassed in 12 months, although of that amount only $ 5.1 million comes from WTA earnings.
The remaining $ 55 million Osaka earned in 2021 comes from outside the sport. The Japanese tennis star is one of the most marketable athletes, fought over by world-famous brands, especially for her strong positions in the struggle for social equality, which soon transformed her into a fashion icon.
Naomi Osaka's staggering earnings outside the court
The most famous brands for which Naomi is an ambassador are Airbnb, All Nippon Airways, Beats Electronics, BodyArmor, Frankies, GoDaddy, Google, Hyperice, Levi Strauss & Co, Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Mastercard, Melco Crown Entertainment, Morinaga & Company, Nike, Nissan Motor, Nissin Foods Holdings, sweetgreen, Tag Heuer, Workday, Wowow Inc, and Yonex.
Now, through her Instagram account of her, Osaka has announced that she will be joining also Victoria's Secret as an ambassador. The Japanese tennis star will take part in the American beauty retailer’s rebrand. Over the course of her career, Naomi has won seven WTA titles out of eleven finals played, winning four Grand Slam tournaments: the US Open in 2018 and 2020 and the Australian Open in 2019 and 2021.
Following her first Australian success, on the 28 January 2019 she became the first Asian to reach the first place in the world ranking. Naomi was the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam title and the third in the Open era to qualify for the WTA Finals.
In 2019 and 2020 she was the highest paid female athlete ever, grossing $ 37 million and $ 60 million respectively. On 23 July 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, she was the torchbearer who lit the Olympic brazier.