Naomi Osaka is an incredible athlete, a champion, and a history maker. But most importantly, she is a role model for others all around the world. The four-time Grand Slam winner has gained significant recognition as an activist and she has most recently become an advocate for mental health awareness.
The tennis player, who earns 50 million euros a year in sponsorship, leaves IMG Naomi Osaka, the world's highest paid sportswoman with an annual sponsorship portfolio of 50 million euros, has severed her relationship with representation agency IMG to create her own agency, Evolve, in an unprecedented move for a top athlete.
Osaka has left IMG to set up her own agency with agent Stuart Duguid Four-times major winner Naomi Osaka is breaking away from IMG to launch her own sports agency with longtime agent Stuart Duguid. Duguid and Osaka began discussing the venture at the Tokyo Olympics last year, Duguid told Reuters via email, adding that the firm, called Evolve, will operate as a "small boutique and bespoke agency."
Naomi Osaka has parted ways with management company IMG to launch her own sports agency. The four-time Grand Slam winner revealed on Wednesday that she would be starting up her own business with longtime agent Stuart Duguid. Creating the agency company, which the duo have named Evolve, is Osaka’s “natural next step” in her career, according to the tennis star herself.
Naomi Osaka has confirmed she is leaving IMG to start her own sports agency; the 24-year-old is a four-time Grand Slam champion and was the first player from Japan to win a major; Osaka: "Evolve is the natural next step in my journey as both an athlete and businesswoman"
Osaka’s big move Big news broke on Wednesday as Sportico’s Kurt Badenhausen reported that Naomi Osaka has left IMG to set up her own sports agency, EVOLVE, alongside her long-time agent Stuart Duguid. Osaka, who landed at No.20 on Sportico’s 2022 list of highest-earning athletes in the world, is the highest-paid sportswoman on the planet and according to the publication has made $53.2 million over the past 12 months.
LeBron James pockets $127 million in salary and endorsements to edge Messi and Ronaldo as the year's highest-paid athlete: Naomi Osaka tops all women stars at $53.2 million
Sportico released its annual list of the top-100 highest-paid athletes in the world The Lakers' LeBron James was first with $127 million in salary and endorsements James edge out international soccer stars Lionel Messi ($122 million) and Cristiano Ronaldo ($115 million), who finished second and third, respectively
Former World No. 1 tennis player Naomi Osaka has split with her agency, IMG, and will start her own, Sportico reported Wednesday. The agency will be called Evolve. Joining Osaka at Evolve is Stuart Duguid, who was a senior vice president at IMG.
Naomi Osaka has left IMG to start her own agency, she told Sportico. Osaka's sports agency, Evolve, will be stylized in all capital letters as EVOLVE. She is forming the agency with agent Stuart Duguid, who also is leaving IMG. Osaka's contract with IMG expired at the end of last year, and talks of renewing the deal were unfruitful.
Which athletes are making the most money? For 2022, it's Los Angeles Lakers star/media mogul LeBron James who made $126.9 million in the last year according to research done by the sports business publication Sportico. The 37-year-old James takes over the top spot from MMA fighter Conor McGregor.
Sports business website Sportico has published a list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world and it makes grim reading for female athletes. This year has already seen a number of memorable events in the world of women’s sport. Katie Taylor fought Amanda Serrano in front of a packed-out Madison Square Garden.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka is taking a page out of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James' book and starting an agency. Osaka left her previous agency, IMG, with the intention of starting her own agency, called EVOLVE, according to Sportico. The move isn't unprecedented for athletes, though it's rare.
Naomi Osaka says she’s having fun playing tennis again for the first time in a while. Osaka made headlines last year at Roland-Garros when she refused to partake in media duties –– stressing that reporters had no regard for athletes’ mental health. The four-time major winner has admitted to suffering from mental health problems and took an extended break from the game last year to focus on herself.
Osaka, 24, made headlines when she refused to do press and later withdrew from the French Open in May 2021 At the time, she said reporters often 'have no regard for athletes' mental health' and claimed it sometimes feels like they're 'kicking a person while they're down'
The four-time grand slam champion sustained the problem at the Madrid Open last week and struggled during a second-round loss to Sara Sorribes Tormo. Osaka said in a statement: “Unfortunately I’m going to have to withdraw from Rome as the injury which I picked up last week in Madrid hasn’t healed yet.
The WNBA is in the pages of Sports Illustrated's 2022 swimsuit edition. Nneka Ogwumike, Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, Didi Richards and Te'a Cooper posed for the annual issue set to hit newsstands on May 19. They were photographed in black swimsuits in the U.S. Virgin Islands by Laretta Houston.