Ronda Rousey lands in Forbes’ highest-paid female athletes for 2016
For the second year in a row, Ronda Rousey has landed in the top 10 of the highest-paid female athletes in the world.
According to Forbes, Rousey landed third on the list this year, moving up from No. 8 from a year ago.
Rousey earned $14 million over the past year with $10 million coming from her fight purses and another $4 million in endorsement deals. Rousey has become a regular face in commercials while working with Bud Light, Metro PCS and Buffalo Jeans.
The only female athletes who earned more than Rousey in the past year were Serena Williams ($28.9 million) and Maria Sharapova ($21.9 million).
Rousey didn’t crack the top 100 highest-paid athletes but UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor did, as the first MMA fighter to land on the list after he earned $22 million over the past year for his fights and endorsements.