Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka deleted a controversial Tweet she posted recently

Naomi Osaka deleted a controversial tweet after fans on Twitter pointed out it’s factually incorrect. “Sometimes I wish my parents were rich so I don’t have to feel like I have to work for everyone’s survival”, Osaka wrote. She further added as a post-script, “I don’t think I would be where I am if my parents were rich ’cause I would have no motivation. So I guess everything happens for a reason.”

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However, soon after, Osaka had to delete both her tweets after fans pointed out facts about her background. Osaka comes from a family with a stable background. Her father, Leonard Francois is a tennis coach and taught her tennis from an early age. When Osaka was three years old, her family moved from Japan to Elmont, New York on Long Island to pursue the sport as a professional career.

Naomi Osaka is one of the highest paid and most marketable athletes in the world

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete in the world. As of 2022, she is also one of the most marketable athletes across the globe, leaving behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Osaka is one of the most marketable athletes in the world according to Forbes’ latest list of 2022. The 24-year-old is the fourth most marketable athlete in the world, behind stalwarts like Roger Federer, LeBron James, and Tiger Woods but ahead of football icons, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, Osaka is placed 19th when it comes to the list of the highest paid athletes according to Forbes’ world’s 50-highest paid athletes list.

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Naomi Osaka has more than 20 corporate partners, making $58 million before taxes and agents’ fees over the last 12 months from brands including Nike, Mastercard, and Louis Vuitton. Only fellow Tennis player, Serena Williams is anywhere close to Osaka in this aspect among female athletes. Williams has more than a dozen endorsement deals of her own, pushing her off-court haul to $45 million, tenth-best in the world.

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