Women’s sports are getting fame day by day as the world is recognizing the importance of this gender. There are almost every sport in which women are showing their class and playing skills. However, they are not getting paid according to their hard work and struggle. There is a big gender pay gap in each sports. Still there are some sports that are providing decent prize money. Here is the complete list of highest prize money women sports.
Let’s have a look over the top 15 highest prize money women sports around the globe in the whole sports world.
Top 15 Highest Prize Money Women Sports
|No||Competition||Sport||Total Fund||Winner’s Share|
|5||FIFA World Cup||Football||$30m||$4m|
|6||UEFA Women’s Championship||Football||$18m||$5m|
|7||WTA Tennis Tournament||Tennis||$5m||$820k|
|8||Women’s Cricket World Cup||Cricket||$1.5m||$800k|
|9||BWF World Senior Championships||Tennis||$1.5m||$120k|
|10||FA Women’s Super League||Football||$650k||$150k|
|11||Women’s Big Bash League||Cricket||$500k||$200k|
|12||UCI Women’s Road World Cup||Cycling||$200k||$40k|
|13||OFC Women’s Championship||Football||$175k||$75k|
|14||International Women’s Club Championship||Football||$100k||$60k|
|15||Four Nations Tournament Women’s Soccer||Football||$18k||$5.6k|
US Open Being Highest Prize Money Women’s Sports Event
The 4th and final Grand Slam of the year is the most prestigious tournament in the world of tennis. Providing equal opportunities to male and female players, there is also equal prize money in almost each category whether it may be singles or doubles. US Open is currently the highest paying women sports that has a huge prize money of $57.5 million with $3 million winners share.
The tournament was first held in 1881 when there were not such facilities. As the time passes on, there came great changes in this sports. Tennis became so popular that in very short period, it almost spread everywhere. Soon, there were the entry of women in this sport as a player. From there the women players started taking part in different sports world.
The revenue of the US Open comes from sponsorship deals, television contracts and ticket sales. US Open is organized by USTA which is currently having a TV Broadcast deal for 2020-2026 events for $1 Billion. Also there are a lot of sponsors among which the famous ones are Ticketmaster, Tiffany & Co. and Wilson. These also generate a big revenue.