Naomi Osaka is now an owner of the NWSL’s North Carolina Courage

Naomi Osaka, a three-time Grand Slam champion, is now an owner of the NWSLs North Carolina Courage
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Naomi Osaka is the latest female athlete to invest in an NWSL team.

On Thursday, the North Carolina Courage announced that Osaka, a three-time Grand Slam champion, was joining the club as an owner.

Osaka made her own announcement on Twitter, writing:

The women who have invested in me growing up made me who I am today, I don’t know where I would be without them. Throughout my career I’ve always received so much love from my fellow female athletes so that’s why I am proud to share that I am now a owner of @TheNCCourage

“I am thrilled to welcome Naomi as an owner of the North Carolina Courage,” Steve Malik, Chairman of the North Carolina Courage said in a statement. “Naomi embodies the values we have been striving to cultivate at our club, and she brings an invaluable viewpoint on topics beyond sports. I cannot think of anyone better to help us as we continue to make a difference in our community and inspire the next generation of women.”

Osaka, 23, was named Forbes’ highest-paid female athlete in May 2020 after she earned over $37 million in prize money and endorsements in the previous year.

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