The Russian tennis sensation, Vera Zvonareva, never got the chance to get the World’s Number 1 ranking. Her highest singles world ranking in history is 2nd. But it doesn’t let that stray us from her overall achievement in the world of tennis. She had 12 titles in the WTA Tour and reached a couple of final stages, but fell short in the end. She played in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and managed to get the bronze medal for her country’s credit.

On top of all of these achievements, she also managed to get five Grand Slam titles in the doubles category, three of which came from women’s doubles and two from mixed doubles. She managed to build up a respectable $14 million of estimated net worth over the course of her career, and from the way we’re looking at things, it could go up north in a couple of years.