Athletes have been endorsing products for over a century, and the dollars for the world's biggest stars keep rolling in. From soccer, to tennis, to basketball to cricket and everything in between, athletes are cashing in on their likenesses on a global scale.
The London School of Marketingcompiled their Sports Marketing Power List which ranks the world's highest paid athletes via endorsements. Global brands pay top dollar to sponsor these athletes. Here they are, ranked from 30-1 by their reported endorsement earnings.