The US is known for its powerful female athletes one that instantly comes to mind is Michele Roberts both feared and respected for her negotiation skills. Roberts is also known as of the top lawyers in America. Athletics is something dominated by male athletes for decades before female athletes entered the field and have since made remarkable progress.
When it comes to exceptional women in sports, Lesa Kennedy is tops when it comes to racing executives as she is the vice chairwomen of NASCAR and the CEO of ISC. Kennedy plays a major role in managing the multibillion-dollar racing business and managers thirteen of the biggest tracks in America.
NASCAR was found by Bill France’s granddaughter in 1948, managed from 1972 up to 2000, Kennedy was recently involved with the renovation of the Daytona International Speedway and oversaw the project worth $400 million.
Highest Paid US Female Athlete
The highest paid athlete, not only in the USA but in the world is Serena Williams who have a record-breaking number of Grand Slam singles totalling 23. One included in this total is the Australian Open won during her pregnancy. Williams won eighty-six percent of all her career matches and in prize money have won over $84 million which is way more than any other female tennis player, by estimation, she is over $50 million ahead of any other female player in the world.
Williams also has several endorsements, and these include top brands such as Wilson, Chase, Nike, JP Morgan, Berlei, Gatorade, Tempur-Pedic, and Beats By Dre. In 2016 she joined SurveyMonkey and was one of the celebrity investors to invest in a UDC stake.
Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King is one of the most respected sportswomen in the world and won 39 Grand slams, the former World number one American won 39 Grand Slam’s, of which 16 were won in doubles, 12 in singles and in mixed doubles 11.
King is also remembered for several brilliant quotes of which the most popular is that tennis is the most unique blend of violent action taking place in total tranquillity.
Female Soccer Superstar, Mia Hamm
Soccer is one of the least sports expected to be played by females, yet the US National Team have what many seen as one of the female sports superstars and Mia Hamm has thousands of fans. She played from 1987 and continued to impress until she stopped in 2004.
As her soccer career started she also makes history as the youngest in her squad, she was only 15 years old at the time, and by 19 she guided the team to win in the Women’s World Cup in 1991 held in China. She also played a big part in the wins of the USA in 1996 as well as the 2004 Olympics not to forget the World Cup in 1999.