OREANDA-NEWSTennis player Maria Sharapova topped the ranking of the highest paid Russian athletes of the 2010s. The corresponding calculation was carried out by Forbes. It's noted that the calculation was carried out under professional contracts, prizes at tournaments, bonuses and sponsorship deals without taxes for 2010-2019.

Forbes estimated Sharapova’s income for the specified period at $ 325 million. Of these, she earned only $ 38.8 million (about 12%) on the court, the rest brought her advertising contracts. On the eve of the 32-year-old Russian woman announced the completion of a career in tennis. The second line was taken by the captain of Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin, whose total income was $ 136.9 million. Most of the money he earned on ice. On advertising, Ovechkin earns the most in hockey - $ 5 million a year.

In third place is the Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin, who earned $ 94.6 million over 10 years. In the summer of 2013, he extended the contract with the club for 8 years and $ 76 million with an average annual salary of $ 9.5 million.

The fourth and fifth lines were divided among themselves by basketball player Timofei Mozgov and hockey player Ilya Kovalchuk. Both managed to earn $ 72 million. The sixth place went to hockey player Pavel Datsyuk with $ 63.6 million, the seventh was hockey player Alexander Radulov with $ 58.5 million, the eighth was soccer player Yuri Zhirkov ($ 49.7 million), and the ninth was hockey player Sergey Bobrovsky ($ 44.4 million), tenth - football player Andrei Arshavin ($ 43.3 million).