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Jinyoung Ko earned 8.9 billion won last year, ranking 6th among female players… 1st place in Osaka

Jinyoung Ko

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Jin-young Ko (27), second in the women’s golf world ranking, ranked sixth in the world’s income ranking last year among female players.

According to Forbes, an American economic magazine, on the 14th, according to the ranking of female players’ earnings for 2021, Ko Jin-young earned $7.5 million (about 8.91 billion won) in income last year, ranking 6th among all players.

Jinyoung Ko earned $3.52,161 in prize money on the LPGA Tour last season, and it was found that her income other than the prize money was close to $4 million.

The first place was tennis player Naomi Osaka (Japan) with $57.3 million.

Osaka has maintained the top spot for the third consecutive year since 2019 in this Forbes survey.

He earned $2.3 million in prize money from competitions, and over $55 million in non-prize money. Osaka is sponsored by Louis Vuitton and TAG Heuer.

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Serena Williams with $45.9 million in second place and sisters Venus Williams (USA) with $11.3 million in third place.

Gymnast Simone Biles (USA) earned $10.1 million in fourth place, followed by tennis player Garviné Mugurusa (Spain) in fifth place with $8.8 million.

Forbes said that Jin-young Ko received various sponsorships from Korean companies that are popular for golf, and listed companies such as LG Electronics, Korean Air, and Jeju Samdasoo.

Jin-young Ko’s rival, Nelly Corda (USA), who is currently the world’s number one in women’s golf, ranked ninth with $5.9 million.

The highest ranking ever for a Korean athlete in this category is 4th in 2014 recorded by Yuna Kim (ice skating).

Maria Sharapova (Russia) took the top spot for 6 consecutive years from 2010 to 2015 in Forbes’ Women’s Player Earnings Survey, and Serina Williams continued to take the top spot from 2016 to 2019.

As a result, the tennis players have not missed the first place in this category for the past 13 years in a row.

◇ Forbes’ list of top 10 female players by 2021 (Unit = US dollars)

┌───┬─────────┬─────┬──────┐

│ Ranking │ Players │ Events │ Annual Income │

│ │ (Nationality) │ │ │

├───┼─────────┼─────┼──────┤

│ 1 │ Naomi Osaka │ Tennis │ 57.3 million │

│ │ (Japan) │ │ │

├───┼─────────┼─────┼──────┤

│ 2 │ Serena Williams │ Tennis │ 45.9 million │

│ │ (USA) │ │ │

├───┼─────────┼─────┼──────┤

│ 3 │ Venus Williams │ Tennis │ 11.3 million │

│ │ (USA) │ │ │

├───┼─────────┼─────┼──────┤

│ 4 │ Simone Biles │ Gymnastics │ 10.1 million │

│ │ (USA) │ │ │

├───┼─────────┼─────┼──────┤

│ 5 │Garvinje Mugurusa │ Tennis │ 8.8 million │

│ │ (Spain) │ │ │

├───┼─────────┼─────┼──────┤

│ 6 │ Jinyoung Ko │ Golf │ 7.5 million │

│ │ (Korea) │ │ │

├───┼─────────┼─────┼──────┤

│ 7 │ PV Shindu │ Badminton │ 7.2 million │

│ │ (India) │ │ │

├───┼─────────┼─────┼──────┤

│ 8 │ Ashley Barty │ Tennis │ 6.9 million │

│ │ (Australia) │ │ │

├───┼─────────┼─────┼──────┤

│ 9 │ Nelly Corda │ Golf │ 5.9 million │

│ │ (USA) │ │ │

├───┼─────────┼─────┼──────┤

│ 10 │ Candice Parker │ Basketball │ 5.7 million │

│ │ (USA) │ │ │

└───┴─────────┴─────┴──────┘

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