15 Wealthiest Female Golfers Of All Time – A Look At The Best Women Golfers Ever

When you look at the LPGA Tour and the leaders who have made the most money, you are going to quickly recognize the names. These women have been around the game for years and years, and they have worked their way up from junior and college golf to the pros.

Unfortunately, the LPGA tour does not see quite as much when it comes to career money earnings for the woman golfers. The PGA Tour sees quite a bit more sponsorship money, and therefore, the players can make quite a bit more money.

Of course, the players that have played well over the years have done quite well for themselves. Earning millions of dollars in career earnings translates into quite a bit more in net worth. The better you play, the more sponsorship deals you will get, and the easier it is to develop wealth.

Let’s take a look at the top 15 leading career money winners of all time on the LPGA. These women have proven that you can do more than just pay your bills by playing golf on the LPGA Tour. They have worked for their money, and they have plenty of wins and titles to show for it.

1. Annika Sorenstam

$22,573,192

2. Karrie Webb

$20,270,249

3. Cristie Kerr

$19,908,180

4. Inbee Park

$16,422,646

5. Lorena Ochoa

$14,863,331

6. Suzann Pettersen

$14,837,579

7. Juli Inkster

$14,032,997

8. Stacy Lewis

$13,382,944

9. Se Ri Pak

$12,583,713

10. Paula Creamer

$12,131,822

11. Angela Stanford

$11,547,779

12. Shanshan Feng

$11,460,401

13. So Yeon Ryu

$10,916,457

14. Na Yeon Choi

$10,869,267

15. Lydia Ko

$10,552,729

1. Annika Sorenstam

Career Victories: 72

Turned Pro: 1994

Career Top Tens: 207

Annika BIO

It should come as no surprise that Annika is at the top of our list. Annika is truly the greatest female golfer of all time. She started playing golf at the age of twelve, and she has always conducted herself with class and enthusiasm about the sport.

Interesting fact

An interesting fact about Annika is that her sister is also a member of the LPGA tour. This is some pretty incredible talent coming from one family. Annika has taken her talent and love for the game beyond just her ability to play.

Not only is she one of the top players of all times, but she also is very heavily involved in charity; she is recognized as an athlete of the year at one point in Sweden, which is an extreme honor. Annika brought more men and women to the game than any other female golfer in the past.

Still playing?

Annika is essentially the Jack Nicklaus of the LPGA Tour. She chose to stop playing at a rather young age and focus on other goals in her life. She is married with two children and still very heavily involved in growing her business, promoting her book, and staying involved in the game of golf. Annika was a gift to women’s golf.

Net worth: $22,573,192

2. Karrie Webb

Career Victories: 41

Turned Pro: 1996

Career Top Tens: 207

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Karrie Webb is not all that far behind Annika when it comes to performance and top tens. As you can see, both her and Annika have the same number of top-ten finishes on the LPGA Tour. These are players that worked week in and week out to make it to the top.

Karrie Webb began playing golf as an eight year old. At the time, this was a very young age for a young girl to begin the game. She has always been a very involved sports fan and enjoys playing basketball and fishing as well.

Interesting fact

Like most of these top players, she has used her success to help other people. The Karrie Webb Celebrity Pro Am was set up to help raise money for those that suffer from Paralysis. In addition to playing on the LPGA Tour, Karrie Webb also did quite well on the Australia Ladies Professional Golf Tour; she is a lifetime member.

Still playing?

Today Karrie Webb has a very limited schedule and plays in a few tournaments every year. She has worked hard on tour for a long time and has decided that it makes the most sense to scale back a little and enjoy her winnings.

Net worth: $20,270,249

3. Christie Kerr

Career Victories: 20

Turned Pro: 1997

Career Top Tens: 180

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Christie Kerr was a young and impressive player when she first joined the tour back in 1997. She went on to collect 20 wins on the LPGA Tour and prove that she had quite a game. She started playing golf at the age of 8, so much like Karrie Webb, she had a great start.

Interesting fact

Christie has worked with some great instructors through the years, including Jim McLean. She is very involved with the Birdies for Breast Cancer program. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she took a significant interest in helping to raise both awareness and funds.

Still playing?

Christie Kerr was active on tour this year. She has a son Mason and spends quite a bit of time working on outside projects. She enjoys wine collecting, working out, and has even created her own wine. This wine is sold to make money for breast cancer research. Christie Kerr is not only a great player but a person that many younger LPGA Tour players look up to.

Net worth: $19,908,180

4. Inbee Park

Career Victories: 20

Turned Pro: 2007

Career Top Tens: 105

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Inbee Park has figured out a way to make a lot of money for herself in a short period of time. Inbee Park plays on both the LPGA Tour and the LPGA Tour of Japan. She has collected 20 victories, and for quite some time, she was ranked as the number one player in women’s golf.

Interesting fact

Inbee Park is married and has twice been the LPGA Tour leading money winner in 2012 and 2013. The years from 2014 to 2016 seemed to be the prime of her career, but she is still very much competitive and adding to her total win count.

Still playing?

Inbee Park is a  player that we have very likely not heard the end of, and before all is said and done, she may move herself up a few spots on this list.

Net worth: $16,422,646

5. Lorena Ochoa

Career Victories: 27

Turned Pro: 2003

Career Top Tens: 109

Lorena BIO

Lorena Ochoa started playing golf at the age of 5. It seems that as time went on, golfers started getting in the game at earlier ages. Lorena has won some distinguished awards during her career, with 27 career victories this should come as no surprise.

She was named Mexico’s Female Athlete of the year in 2001. This is a true honor and one that meant a great deal to Lorena. She is a fun golfer to watch with lots of personalityand a real love for the game of golf.

Interesting fact

Ochoa is very involved in fundraising and charity. She started the Lorena Ochoa Foundation to open three schools in Mexico. In 2008 she was named Time Magazines 100 most influential people in the world. Certainly, she has taken her fame and her money to spread good in the world.

Still playing?

Ochoa has proved that women that play on the professional golf tour can also be mothers and have families. She has three young children, and she is working on getting them all into the game. She wants them to have a love for the sport but says they will pursue other interests than their mother when it comes to professional golf.

Net worth: $14,863,331

6. Suzann Pettersen

Career Victories: 15

Turned Pro: 2003

Career Top Tens: 121

Suzann BIO

Suzann Pettersen is a Norwegian female professional golfer. She played golf on the LPGA Tour for 15 years, winning millions of dollars. Suzann also played on the Ladies European Tour and was a true stand out on this tour in your years playing the game.

If you have seen Pettersen play, you know what a competitor she is. She has been the top ranked player in the world several times. This is certainly an honor that any golfer on the LPGA Tour would strive for.

Interesting fact

Pettersen had a son in 2018 and took off quite a bit of time from golf. She chose to take about 20 months off to spend time with her son and take a break from the world of golf. When she returned, she came back for the 2020 Solheim Cup. She knew her plan was not to come back and stay; it was to come back and win.

Still playing?

That is exactly what Pettersen did. She holed out the winning put for the European team to take the Solheim cup in September of 2020. After that put, she announced that she is retiring from professional golf. With a successful career behind her, plenty of wealth, and a young child at home, we can certainly understand this decision.

Net worth: $14,837,579

7. Juli Inkster

Career Victories: 31

Turned Pro: 1983

Career Top Tens: 109

Juli BIO

Juli Inkster is an LPGA legend. She played during a time when it was even harder to accumulate wealth than it is now. The tournament purses were much smaller, and you would have to win to make great money on the tour.

Inkster has always been a fan favorite. She was a wife, a mother, and a true competitor during her years on the golf tour. As soon as she made her debut on the professional tour, it looked like she was destined for greatness. In her first year, she was named rookie of the year.

Interesting fact

One of the things that are most impressive about the way Juli Inkster handled her success was how she chose to grow the game. Inkster worked tirelessly to grow golf not just for female players but for anyone. She knew the importance of golf in her life and wanted to share this passion with others.

Still playing?

Today Inkster is 60 years old, and although she does not spend as much time playing as she once did, you can still find her competing in a few of her favorite events on tour. The LPGA Tour is very thankful for the work she has done for them over the years.

Net worth: $14,032,997

8. Stacy Lewis

Career Victories: 13

Turned Pro: 2009

Career Top Tens: 111

Stacy BIO

Stacy Lewis is an American professional golfer that has shown some dominance on the LPGA Tour since her debut in 2009. Lewis has won 13 times on tour, but two of those were majors. She won the 2011 Kraft Nabisco and the 2013 Women’s British Open.

Interesting fact

Lewis continues to fight for her spot at the top of the list of best female golfers. For many years she was ranked as the third best player in the world but took the top standings for a few weeks.

Still playing?

Lewis still competes regularly and is very vocal about the LPGA Tour moving in the right direction. She wants the LPGA Tour to have the same feel when it comes to the major championships as it does for the men’s majors. As most golfers know, this is not quite the case. Hopefully, as women’s golf becomes more popular more people will be willing to tune in. If this happens, there will certainly be more coverage and build up around the LPGA Majors.

Net worth: $13,382,944

9. Se Ri Pak

Career Victories: 25

Turned Pro: 1998

Career Top Tens: 123

Se Ri BIO

Se Ri Pak is a very hard worker and is known well for the time and professionalism that she has put into the game. Se Ri Pak moved to the United States when she was 20 years old. As soon as she started on tour, she started making waves and winning tournaments.

Interesting fact

When she won the US Open at 20 years old, she was the youngest ever to have won these titles. In order to take that title, she had to win a 20 hole playoff. Her game was on fire as she went on to shoot a 61 just a few days later. There was no questioning the fact that she was a rookie of the year.

Still playing?

Se Ri Pak has a total of four majors, and she was the first woman to make the cut in a men’s professional tournament since Babe Zaharias. She has certainly worked hard, and there is no question she is a true leader in the game of golf. Pak is now retired and enjoying being on the other side of professional golf.

Net worth: $12,583,713

10. Paula Creamer

Career Victories: 10

Turned Pro: 2005

Career Top Tens: 104

Paula BIO

Paula Creamer bough a young and friendly face to the game of golf when she made her debut in 2005. She was born in California into a golfing family and started the game when she was ten years old. Her career took off very fast.

Interesting fact

After having played for only two years, she started competing and winning. In fact, she won 13 events in a row in Northern California. She was quickly on her way to the top of the junior golf world, and there was not much stopping her.

Eventually, Creamer moved to Bradenton, Florida, to have a perfect situation to continue her career in golf. At the age of 18, she turned professional. She was young, but she was determined to get her career moving forward.

Still playing?

Creamer is known for being a very accurate ball striker but struggling with the distance that she hits the ball. She is continually playing from a bit further back than other golfers, and that can cause issues for her. If she were to gain some extra distance, she would most likely add some wins to her resume.

Net worth: $12,131,822

11. Angela Stanford

Career Victories: 6

Turned Pro: 2001

Career Top Tens: 96

Angela BIO

Angela Stanford is another professional female golfer that started at a very young age. By ten years old, she was heavily involved in the game of golf and working with Amy Fox, Angie Larkin, and Mike Wright to help her move to the top.

Interesting fact

Angela has had a solid career on the LPGA Tour, winning six events and having nearly 100 career top tens. She is a serious sports fan and enjoys playing and watching sports when she is not out on the golf course.

Still playing?

Even after being on tour for nearly twenty years, she still continues to play and compete in tournaments. From a wealth standpoint, Angela Stanford is undoubtedly not done with accumulating. After qualifying for the tour on her first attempt, she has continued to hit the ground running, and we will likely see her grow her tallies before too long.

Net worth: $11,547,779

12. Shanshan Feng

Career Victories: 10

Turned Pro: 2008

Career Top Tens: 90

Shanshan  BIO

Shanshan Feng has made quite a mark on the LPGA Tour, especially in the last ten years. Fend is a Chinese professional golfer and the first Chinese person to have become a member of the LPGA Tour.

Interesting fact

In addition to her nine other victories, Fen also has a major championship title. She shot a 67 in the final round to win by two shots at the 2012 LPGA Championship. In addition to being the first Chinese on tour, she is also the first Chinese person to win a major championship. Certainly, this was a great honor for her and her country.

Still playing?

Feng has spent her fair share of time at the top of the rankings, a spot she has certainly earned.

Net worth: $11,460,401

13. So Yeon Ryu

Career Victories: 6

Turned Pro: 2012

Career Top Tens: 88

So Yeon Ryu BIO

So Yeon Ryu was clearly destined to make it on the LPGA Tour. In the 2nd grade, she played golf as an extracurricular sport, and from there has gone on to win 6 times on the LPGA Tour. She turned professional at 17 years old and won the first event that she ever played in. This is certainly quite a way to make an appearance on tour.

Interesting fact

Ryu is also a major championship winner, having won the US Women’s Open. She won in a playoff against Hee Kyung Seo.

Still playing?

Ryu won another major, but that one had a bit of controversy involved. Her competitor Lexi Thompson had a penalty called on her by a TV reporter, and it made for a very emotional and difficult victory. Ryu handled herself like a true champion.

Net worth: $10,916,457

14. Na Yeon Choi

Career Victories: 9

Turned Pro: 2008

Career Top Tens: 80

Na Yeon Choi BIO

Na Yeon Choi made her debut on the LPGA Tour and started winning right away. At the age of 17, she was already winning on the LPGA of Korea. From 2004 to 2007, Choi was able to win every year.

Interesting fact

When Choi first tried to qualify for the LPGA Tour, she did not make it. She had to spend time on the tour qualifying for every event and earning her way up the money list. This was the only way for her to work herself to the top and earn her card. That year she won over 1 million dollars, and there has been no stopping her since.

Still playing?

Choi still spends some time competing on the tour, but the years from 2008-2010 seem to have been her prime.

Net worth: $10,869,267

15. Lydia Ko

Career Victories: 15

Turned Pro: 2014

Career Top Tens: 81

Lydia BIO

As you can see from our list, it takes quite a bit of time for players to reach more than ten victories on the tour. That is one of the things that makes Lydia Ko so impressive. She has a very high number of career wins and tops tens for someone that has not been on the tour all that long.

Interesting fact

She is the youngest player in history to have made it to the number one spot on the LPGA or PGA Tour. She did this at the age of 17.

Still playing?

When it comes to money and wealth, Lydia Ko certainly knows what she is doing. On her first three years on tour, she made more than 2 million dollars each year. Most rookies hope to make 2 million in a lifetime, not in a year. She is an impressive player that is not even close to being done on the LPGA Tour.

Net worth: $10,552,729