The most influential athletes in 2013
Roger Federer became the most influential athlete, according to Forbes, and took 8th place in the overall ranking of world stars. Over the past year the Swiss earned $ 71 million Following is a representative of another aristocratic sport -. Golf - Tiger Woods with an income of $ 78 million.
1. Roger Federer
Salary: $ 71 million
Federer beat in the rating of influence of peers on sports shop. 10 advertising sponsors an athlete, including Nike, Rolex, Credit Suisse, annually pay him at least $ 40 million. In 2012, this pool was added the famous manufacturer of luxury champagnes Moet & Chandon. Another $ 14 million Federer brought a commercial tour of South American countries. Swiss, despite his advanced for their sport age, holds a huge number of records. In particular, on account of his 17 wins in Grand Slam tournaments and $ 77 million in prize money in his career - this unique achievement is unlikely someone subdued in the coming years.
2. Tiger Woods
Salary: $ 78 million
The wealthiest sportsman the world has overcome a difficult phase in his career and personal life, when, due to adultery, he was forced to leave with his wife and lost important sponsors. Now Woods has come to his senses, he returned excellent physical shape and regained the trust of partners. The mere participation in commercial tournaments earned him at least $ 10 million.
3. LeBron James
Salary: $ 60 million
Last year turned out for the "King" James remarkable: he won a second NBA championship, the fourth title of the most valuable player of the league and the second gold medal of the Olympics. Thanks to a promotional contract with Nike, Coca-Cola and Samsung LeBron more than other basketball players earn on advertising. Sales registered his Nike sneakers increased in 2012 by 50% - to $ 300 million - on this indicator it is second only to the legendary Michael Jordan.
4. David Beckham
Salary: $ 47 million
Beckham decided to retire from football after a 5-month contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain, with whom he won his 10th club championship (6 as part of Manchester United, 2 - Los Angeles Galaxy, 1 - Real Madrid). Beckham donated his salary to PSG in the amount of $ 5, 3 million for children's charities. Footballer earned $ 42 million on advertising contracts with Adidas, Coty, H & M, Sainsbury's, Samsung and Breitling. In addition, Beckham signed a multi-year agreement with the Chinese Football Super League and will now be its ambassador. Also British footballer is thinking about buying a football team in the league MLS.
5. Kobe Bryant
Salary: $ 62 million
Over the past three seasons, a future member of NBA Hall of Fame gets the highest salary in the league: in 2012-2013, Bryant earned about $ 28 million, a $ 7 million higher than the salary of any other NBA basketball player. Last season, Bryant continued to perform at a very high level and became the 4th player in scoring in the entire NBA history (behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Michael Jordan). In the reporting period, the basketball player signed a promotional contract with Hublot (other sponsors - Nike, Coca-Cola, Turkish Airlines, Lenovo, Panini and Mercedes-Benz).
6. Cristiano Ronaldo
Salary: $ 44 million
Now Ronaldo is in talks with Madrid "Real" to extend the contract, which expires in 2016. The only stumbling block remains the exclusive rights to the image Ronaldo. Almost half of the money earned - $ 21, 6 million - brought him advertising contracts.
7. Lionel Messi
Salary: $ 41 million
Breaking the 2012 record of 40-year-old on the number of goals (91 in all matches of the season), Messi is the fourth time in a row won the title of best player according to FIFA in the world. A football club "Barcelona" has extended his contract until 2018 with annual payments of $ 20 million.
8. Usain Bolt
Salary: $ 24 million
Bolt once again proved his title of "the fastest man on the planet" in 2012, winning the Olympics gold medal in the women's 100- and 200-meter distance, as well as in the relay 4x100 meters. The main part of the bolt does not bring revenue prize money and contracts with advertising companies and sponsor bonuses in record time races. The largest contract athlete signed with Puma. The company annually pays Bolt $ 9 million. Also after the 2012 Olympics, he signed contracts with Samsung and Comcast.
9. Drew Brees
View: American football
Salary: $ 51 million In July 2012, Breeze has signed a $ 100 million contract with the football club New Orleans Saints. Signing bonus was $ 37 million Breeze -. One of the most successful players in the NFL, he signed advertising contracts with dozens of companies, including Nike, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo and the Wrangler. His Vrees Dream Foundation Foundation donated $ 17 million to charity and educational projects.
10. Rafael Nadal
Salary: $ 26 million
Because of a knee injury, Nadal missed 7 months and could not participate in the 2012 Olympic Games. As a result, its revenues and rating fell. Since the beginning of 2012, he moved from second to fifth place ranking ATP. In December of 2012 it terminated its cooperation with the agency IMG, and established his own management company, which engaged his father.