Forbes has released their "Best-Paid Celebs Under 30" list and Maria Sharapova is ranked seventh with earnings of $26 million.
There's nothing like the combination of talent and good looks to woo corporations looking to spend endorsement dollars. Sharapova's Australian Open title this year was her third Grand Slam win, along with 16 other singles titles. She's recently added Sony to an endorsement portfolio that includes Pepsi, Colgate-Palmolive, Nike and Motorola.
Last year the 21-year-old Russian made Forbes magazine’s annual "20 Under 25" list, having earned $23 million from June 2006 – 07.
Other women’s tennis players that made the "Best-Paid Celebs Under 30" list include Serena Williams, ranked 11th with $14 million, and her sister Venus who took 12th spot with $13 million. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)