The Japanese star, Naomi Osaka, has risen to prominence as one of the most influential players on the WTA circuit in the last few years. At the young age of 24, she already has four Grand Slam titles in her trophy cabinet. Apart from her excellence on a tennis court, she also is one of the most popular and influential athletes currently competing in tennis.
Osaka was featured in the Forbes Under 30 list when she was just 21-years-old. Recently, Naomi unlocked another tremendous achievement as she was a part of the recently released ‘Forbes Under 30 Hall of Fame’.
Naomi Osaka enters the Forbes Under 30 Hall of Fame
Naomi Osaka has been a consistent player on the WTA Tour since returning pro in 2016. The Japanese lifted her maiden Grand Slam title at US Open 2018, at the age of 21. Since then, she has earned four Grand Slam titles in all.
The 24-year-old has also been incredibly active in lending her voice for social causes as an athlete, and using her platform for the betterment of people’s lives. Another athlete who has done this is the NBA star, LeBron James. Osaka and James are the only two athletes represented in the Forbes Under 30 Hall of Fame.
Osaka became a prominent champion of mental health well-being by taking a brave stance during this year’s French Open.
In addition, Naomi Osaka is now the highest-paid female athlete ever. She earned a whopping $60 million in the year 2021
Naomi Osaka is one of the most marketable athletes on the WTA Tour. She earned $16 million solely from her endorsements in 2019, just one place behind Serena Williams‘ $25 million. In the subsequent year, the Japanese managed to gain $34 million from endorsements.
Recently, she also announced that she’ll be working with Victoria’s Secret Collective
In addition, Naomi Osaka has resumed her training after a break since US Open 2021. Most probably, the defending champion will be aiming her comeback at the Australian Open 2022. Many major players like Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have confirmed their participation at the Happy Slam.