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    The World's Highest-Paid Female Athletes by FORBES, Yuna number 5

    The one Olympian on our list is figure skater Kim Yu-Na, who made $9.7 million, ranking her fifth. The 2010 Olympic gold medalist has an impressive endorsement portfolio including Hyundai, Nike and Samsung Electronics.

    Her sponsor, Kookmin Bank ( KB - news - people ), reportedly took out insurance on the $1 million bonus it promised to Kim if she broke her world record score at the Vancouver Olympics. Like her tennis-playing competition for top-paid female athlete, she smashed it.


    http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/18/top...thletes_2.html

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    Her sponsor, Kookmin Bank, took out insurance on its $1 million bonus if Kim broke her world-record score at the Olympics. She smashed it.
    Does that mean she got $1 million for breaking the record? And who says scores don't mean anything!

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    That's a wonderful news. Good for her and also for the sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Rey View Post
    Does that mean she got $1 million for breaking the record? And who says scores don't mean anything!
    KB said it's not true. I think Forbes didn't check the article for their source.

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    I wonder where Mao would fall in this list. I don't have any numbers, but it seems she is doing very well with endorsement deals ...... better than any U.S. lady.

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    Wow, many tennis players on that list! Great for Yu-Na as a figure skater to be that successful.

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    it is good for yu-na not for sport.

    the usual suspects for female athletes has always been, tennis, golf and now racing-

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