OpEd: Why is Serena Number One Everywhere Except Earnings

Serena Number one everywhere except earnings

Many have argued that we shouldn’t pay attention to the earnings of professional athletes or celebrities. After all, the average person can only dream of making a million dollars in their lifetime, let alone millions of dollars a year. While there may be some truth to this assessment, the reality is that the disparities many of us face with regard to pay inequity, play out on the world stage with professional athletes and celebrities.

This month, we’ve witnessed amazing athletic prowess from not only the U.S. Women’s Soccer team, who sailed to victory in one of the most exciting and most watched World Cup’ Tournaments in U.S. history—(the women’s match garnered larger audiences than the 2015 NHL Finals, the 2015 NCAA men’s basketball tournament and the 2014 World Series)—but also Serena Williams, who claimed her 21st Grand Slam title, solidifying her as what I believe to be one of the greatest athletes in the world, man or woman.

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