Naomi Osaka is the highest-earning female athlete 3 years in a row with $53 million dollars in 2022.
Osaka’s 25+ endorsements earned her $52M but IMG (agency) took a 15-20% fee off each deal. She’s just left IMG and launched her own agency. She’ll now manage and retain 100% of her off-court earnings.
The 4 time grand slam champion is partnering with her agent, Stuart Duguid, in the venture, named Evolve. Each will hold equity stakes in the company, said Sportico, which first reported the news on Wednesday.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving took to Twitter yesterday to kindly ask Naomi Osaka, and her new sports agency, EVOLVE, if they’re open to working with basketball players.