NBA and media sensation Jeremy Lin recently announced that he signed a two-year endorsement contract with Volvo. Take a look at other professional athletes who have reaped the benefits of lucrative endorsement deals.
Tiger Woods. Perhaps the top-earning athlete endorser of all-time, Woods signed a five-year, $40 million contract with Nike after turning pro. During his peak, he earning an estimated $78 million each year. Since then, scandal and poor play have put a dent in his endorsements, though he still collects from some major brands.