Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Patrick Fifth On Forbes List Of Top-10 Female Earners

"Fifth? Only fifth?"
Perhaps Danica Patrick is in the wrong line of business.
Don’t get excited, this is not another one of those vitriolic, “Danica can’t drive and never will” stories. But if Forbes magazine’s annual list of Top-10 Highest Paid Female Athletes for 2013 is any indication, the Sprint Cup Series rookie might want to put down her helmet and pick up a tennis racket.
Seven of the Top-10 women on Forbes 2013 list are professional tennis players, led by Maria Sharapova with more than $29 million in annual income. Fellow racketeers Serena Williams, Li Na and Victoria Azarenka hold the next three positions, followed by Patrick with more than $15 million in annual earnings.
The remainder of the Top-10 list includes figure skater Kim Yuna in sixth, followed by three more tennis players; Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska and Ana Ivanovic. Golfer Paula Creamer was tenth.


  1. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Sorry to hear of Tony Stewart injuries however while Sprint Cars are as good as it gets for raw speed and excitement on dirt, in my opinion but just like the safety improvements accomplished by Nascar after Dale Sr.'s passing, the sprint car sanctioning body needs to finally look to outside resources to make drastic improvement to safety related aspects of car design. History has shown that if enough smart people tackle these issues safety will be improved without sacrificing any of the essence of sprint car excitement. I'm not an expert but reducing cockpit intrusion would seem to be a priority.

  2. Anonymous12:57 PM

    The difference is the other ladies on the list are good at what they do. Imagine how much Danica'd make if she was a GOOD race car driver. Of course I'm sitting in an office all week, she gets to drive a race car. She makes $15,000,000 a year and I only make...less than $15,000,000 per year.