Lucrative athlete endorsement deals

Published On: Mar 21 2012 11:54:18 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 28 2012 02:37:27 PM EDT

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 at 2011 The Players Championship
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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.

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