Maria Sharapova Net Worth
Maria Sharapova net worth: Maria Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player who has a net worth of $135 million dollars. Maria Sharapova was born on April 19, 1987 in Nyagan, Russia. As of this writing, Sharapova is a five-time Grand Slam Singles Champion and one of the highest paid female athletes of all time. Sharapova moved to the United States with her father at age 16 to escape poverty and to attempt to launch a professional tennis career. She enrolled at the Nick Bolletieri Tennis Academy and, by age 17 had won her first Grand Slam event at Wimbledon in 2004. She won her second Grand Slam – the U.S. Open – in 2006, her third Grand Slam, the Australian Open, in 2008 and her fourth, the French Open in 2012. She would go on to win the French Open for a second time in 2014. Sharapova has also appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and was named the most-searched for athlete by Yahoo in 2005 and 2008. She has won more than 40 career titles and has earned over $36 million in prize money. Maria earns millions more every year form numerous product endorsements for companies like Nike and Head. Maria Sharapova is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Project. Maria Sharapova's career has been spotty at times, due to a chronic shoulder condition that has required surgery. She has represented Russia in international competition and won a silver medal in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Sharapova has been ranked the #1 player at least five times, first doing so at the age of 18. In 2016 it was revealed that she failed a drug test and was suspended by the International Tennis Federation for two years (reduced to 15 months). Her return to tennis was in April 2017 at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. She has won many awards including ESPYs for Best Female Tennis Player.