Net Worth: $15 Million
Chinese professional tennis player, Li Na has an estimated net worth of $15 million as of 2012. A three-time WTA winner, she reached two Grand Slam finals in 2011 and won the 2011 French Open title. She defeated Francesca Schiavone in straight sets making her the first Chinese and tennis player from an Asian country ever to win a Grand Slam event. She became a global icon overnight. Despite the sluggish overall sponsorship market, she signed seven multimillion-dollar endorsement deals after the historic win. Her endorsement portfolio includes Babolat, Haagan-Daaz, Nike, Samsung and Mercedes-Benz, as well as multiple Chinese companies. Li’s off court income before the 2011 French Open was $2 million annually from her endorsement deals with Babolat, Haagen-Daaz and Nike, as well as appearance and exhibition fees, according to Forbes. The daughter of a former professional badminton player, Li Na was born on February 26, 1982, in Wuhan, Hubei, China.