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PIX: Maria Sharapova and her rich friends

By Rediff Sports Desk
November 27, 2018 13:28 IST
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Maria Sharapova

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is not just one of the world’s top tennis players but a brilliant business woman. According to Forbes, her net worth estimated is as high as $195 million and earning over $10 million.

Maria Sharapova

IMAGE: Only @richardbranson could get me playing on a mini holiday, she wrote. Photograph: Maria Sharapova/Twitter

Recently, the 31-year-old spent some time with renowned entrepreneur Richard Branson on his private island, where they taught one another tennis and chess.


Maria Sharapova

IMAGE: … In return, my first ever chess lesson, she added. Photograph: Maria Sharapova/Twitter

This was not the first time billionaire Richard Branson and Sharapova were on a vacation together. Earlier, the two spent a relaxing weekend in Puglia Region, the south of Italy.

Maria Sharapova

IMAGE: Maria Sharapova enjoys a game of table tennis. Photograph: Maria Sharapova/Twitter

She posted a picture of herself playing table tennis with the Virgin founder Branson at the other side of the table.

“Free ticket to space if I win? @richardbranson,” wrote Sharapova, who looked absolutely elegant in a red ensemble.

The tennis sensation is also friends with Jack Ma too.

Maria Sharapova

IMAGE: An honour meeting Jack Ma at @AlibabaGroup. Thank you for inviting me back to Shanghai, Sharapova wrote. Photograph: Maria Sharapova/Twitter

She was in Shanghai, China, as part of an event organized by the Chinese e-commerce company, Alibaba.

Sharapova was one of many celebrities including Hollywood star Nicole Kidman, retired football star Luis Figo and basketball superstar LeBron James.

On the work front, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has confirmed that Sharapova will compete at the seventh edition of the upcoming Shenzhen Open.

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