Maria Sharapova is as busy off the court as she is on it. Aside from being ranked as the seventh best female tennis player in the world and reportedly made a whopping $24.5 million last year, the 24 year-old is also growing a vast fashion empire. After pushing to design for Nike, last year saw her renew her contract with the brand inking an eight year deal worth $70 million and she currently designs both shoes and bags for Cole Haan.
In a recent interview she revealed that she turned to Anna Wintour for advice before turning her hand to design. "'Be careful'," she remembers Wintour telling her at the time. "'If you end up failing, you won't have many more chances.'"