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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Retired Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has entered the Forbes list of the top 10 richest self-made women in Russia, according to a fresh ranking published on Monday.

    The magazine put the 33-year-old five-time Grand Slam winner — the only athlete on the list — in 10th place with an estimated net worth of $200 million. She made her fortune from prize money, endorsements, and her own candy company.

    Before retiring in 2020, Sharapova claimed the title of the highest-paid female athlete for 11 consecutive years, according to Forbes, peaking at $30 million in 2015. She also launched the premium candy brand Sugarpova, which reportedly posted earnings of $20 million in 2019.

    Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska during their Fed Cup World Group 1st round tennis match between Poland and Russia in Krakow, Poland on February 8, 2015
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    Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska during their Fed Cup World Group 1st round tennis match between Poland and Russia in Krakow, Poland on February 8, 2015

    Tatyana Bakalchuk, the co-founder and owner of Russia's largest online retailer, Wildberries, tops the Forbes list with $10.1 billion. She is followed by businesswoman Olga Belyavtseva and Tatyana Kuznetsova, the deputy chair on the board of Russian gas giant Novatek.

    The list of self-made women has become an alternative to the list of the richest women in Russia, first released in 2014, as the latter started including more and more wives or ex-wives of businessmen who made their fortune as a result of their marriage or divorce.

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