Lots and lots of money! Kim Yu-na may be having problems with her coach, but that sure didn’t stop her from getting one of the top spots on the Forbes list this year. According to the money-maker magazine, Kim earned almost $10 million from June 2009 to 2010, putting her in 5th place for the highest-paying female athletes. Tennis stars Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams came in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively and race car driver, Danica Patrick, took 4th.

The ice princess earned her living through prize money, endorsements, appearance fees, and just for winning (sponsor Kookmin Bank gave her a $1 million bonus for getting that shiny gold medal around her neck). Getting paid to win, oh what a life!

 cr: Chosun