Women Shut Out from Highest-Paid Athletes Despite Investment Boom

February 7, 2024

Sportico’s annual feature on the world’s highest-paid athletes published Wednesday and featured zero women in the top 100. None. Nada. Zilch. An expanded look at the 200 top earners would have produced the same result.

Female athletes have never been well represented at the top of the financial food chain in sports. Since 2010, there have never been more than three women among the top earners and typically only one or two. Why is this so? Is it tgender pay gap? Sportico