Top 10 Richest Athlete Around the World
29 Jul 2015
Sport is all about putting in the hard yards and having the ability to translate them into a win on the field. An athlete who is supremely skillful and has held on to the highest echelons of his or her respective sport creates enough opportunities for making money off the field.
For athletes, some are blessed with great looks and a demeanor to die for, he or she becomes a magnet for brand endorsements that can run into years and millions of dollars. In most cases, sports persons end up earning more through endorsements than their earnings on the field. Have a look on the world’s 10 richest athlete.
- Kobe Bryant – Basketball
Total Earnings – $49.5 million
The 17-time All Star and 5 time NBA Champion had a rough season for the past 2 years due to injuries. For the fifth straight year, Kobe Bryant is the highest paid NBA player at $23.5 million. Because of sexual assault charges, some of his endorsements have derailed and marketing pundits vowed that he would never achieve the same level of endorsements again.
The alleged charges was dropped and once again the Black Mamab led the Lakers to two consecutive Championships in 2009 and 2010, Bryant achieved one of the biggest marketing comebacks in the history of sports. His deals with Nike, Lenovo, Hublot and Panini have helped him stay put as one of the top 10 richest athletes in 2015.
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