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The London Olympics has brought some of the best athletes in the world together for an amazing competition that is certain to dazzle fans in attendance and at home. With all these amazing athletes together, you are guaranteed to gather some of top paid athletes in the world as well. Most recently, it was announced that Maria Sharapova takes the crown as the Highest-Paid Female Athlete in the World, making this the eighth straight year. Sharapova is currently appearing in her first Olympics in London and was selected as the first woman to ever carry the Russian flag in an Olympic opening ceremony.

This year has proven to be one of Maria Sharapova’s biggest years as she earned $27.1 million over the last 12-months. Sharapova made $5.1 million in prize money between July 2011 and July 2012, and another $22 million from sponsorship’s, endorsements, speaking engagements, exhibitions and appearance fees. Her endorsement partners include: Evian, Head, Samsung and Tag Heuer, but her biggest paycheck comes courtesy of Nike. Sharapove re-signed with the apparel giant in 2010 in an eight-year deal that could top $70 million including royalties.

Much of her recent success has been attribute to her roaring come back with five tournament wins over the past 15 months, including a French Open title in June. The victory in Paris completed a career Grand Slam—the sixth women to accomplish the feat in the Open era.

Watch Maria Sharapova making an Appearance and Speaking at Chelsea Lately:

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