Naomi Osaka, Damien Lillard, Novak Djokovic, Rory McIlroy, Devin Booker, Kei Nishikori, Khris Middleton and Puppy Holiday Complain La Nomina.
The Tokyo event brings together athletes who turn to crowdfunding campaigns to participate and others who own real empires thanks to their pay and sponsorship. as such From Spain.
Here is the list of players who compete in the higher paying games:
Kevin Durant (basketball, USA)
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, who earned two Olympic golds to his credit, saw his off-court investment providing him with a lucrative empire beyond a lucrative playing decade. The two-time NBA champion, Forbes revealed, became an entrepreneur thanks to his venture capital firm, Thirty Five Ventures, a kind of business umbrella under which there is a corporation or production company. Durant is also a member of the MLS Philadelphia Union and clearly has had abundant endorsement deals like the one he made with Nike. Total profit last year: $75 million. In the case of the NBA players who are in this ranking, the estimate also includes a 20% cut in their salary due to the pandemic.
Naomi Osaka (tennis, Japan)
For the second year in a row, Naomi Osaka has broken the record for female athletes’ earnings, defeating veteran Serena Williams and record holder for highest paid female athlete Maria Sharapova. The 23-year-old, who is considered the new face of tennis, has earned $55 million in endorsements and $5 million in prizes in the past 12 months. With over 20 sponsors, including newcomers like Google, Louis Vuitton, Workday and Levi’s, Osaka is ranked 12th on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid athletes for 2021, with Williams ranked 28th. Even a four-time winner. From this year’s Grand Slam, this year Barbie became part of the brand’s role model doll line, which is currently out of stock due to high demand. Such is the “noise” that she was responsible for lighting the Olympic cauldron. Annual profit: $60,000,000.
Damian Lillard (basketball, USA)
Portland Trailblazers franchise and six-time NBA All-Star player Damian Lillard has shown the sports world that he’s not just a killer, but a magnet for marketing and advertising. The 31-year-old has signed sponsorship deals with Adidas, Gatorade, Hulu and 2K Sports, among others. In 2014, Lillard renegotiated a new, ten-year deal with Adidas worth $100 million for his best-selling line, also known under the pseudonym Dame Dolla (Various on Levels, Lord Allows), and released three studio albums under his own name. Front Page Music. The player, who is attending his first Olympics, appears on the soundtrack to “Space Jam: A New Legacy” and in the film (playing the role of Chronos). Annual profit: 40-500,000 dollars.
Novak Djokovic (Tennis, Serbia)
The world number one is currently the only member of the top three in men’s tennis to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. Novak Djokovic achieved a milestone with his Wimbledon victory over Matteo Berrettini, as he tied the Federer and Nadal Grand Slam tournaments with 20 titles and a very real possibility to surpass them in the upcoming dates. The Serbian is also the leader of the award circle, although his highest income, as often happens in these cases, comes to him through various off-track agreements. The 34-year-old Serbian star has made $30 million thanks to his endorsement deals with companies such as Lacoste, Peugeot, NetJets and Austrian tennis equipment manufacturer Head. Annual earnings: $34,500,000.
Rory McIlroy (Golf, Northern Ireland)
Rory McIlroy, who is considered one of the biggest names in the world of golf alongside Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, has also become one of the most popular commercial golfers. The 32-year-old Northern Irish man raised $29 million last year by partnering with brands like Nike, Omega and UnitedHealth Group. In 2019, he earned $15 million to win the FedEx Cup. He’s also making great money creating GolfPass on NBCSports, a $10 per month digital subscription broadcast package with exclusive commentary from the golf star himself. Annual profit: $32 million.
Devin Booker (Baloncesto, EE. UU.)
It may be strange to those who don’t follow the NBA closely, but the truth is that Devin Booker has led the Phoenix Suns to the League Finals with the help of renewed Chris Paul. With no time to rest and with a painful defeat at odds, Booker decided to be present at the Olympic event and represent his country. The prolific goalscorer, who has been compared to the late Kobe Bryant, became the highest-paid player in the history of the Suns by signing a five-year contract worth $58 million in 2018. In addition, he is a two-time All-Star in the NBA. $7 million off the field thanks to its deals with Nike or the Call of Duty game franchise. Annual earnings: $30’500,000.
Kei Nishikori (tennis, Japan)
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Kei Nishikori took the bronze, giving Japan its first tennis medal in 96 years, although it should be noted that the sport of racquetball was no longer Olympic after 1924 and did not return until 1988. In his long career, the fact that he was the first Asian player in history reaching the men’s Grand Slam final (US Open, in 2014). The 31-year-old tennis player earns $30 million in endorsements from brands like Japan Airlines, Lixil and Nissin, all of which are listed as Olympic sponsors. Playing on his own home ground in Japan, Nishikori is one of the most recognizable faces at the Tokyo Games. At least you. Annual earnings: $30’500,000.
Khris Middleton (Baloncesto, EE. UU.)
Like his NBA Finals opponent, Devin Booker, Milwaukee Bucks forward Chris Middleton relentlessly arrives at the Olympics but with the championship ring in his pocket – the American re-signed with the Bucks in 2019 on a five-year, $178 million contract after cementing his role as second The most important player in the team behind Giannis Antetokounmue. The 29-year-old NBA All-Star has twice made deals with Nike, Verizon, Panini and Unilever, but he makes most of his money on the court. Annual profit: $27 million.
Jrue Holiday (Baloncesto, EE. UU.)
After 12 years of his NBA career, Jrue Holiday will represent Team USA for the first time in Tokyo. His situation is similar to that of his teammate Chris Middleton: he could not rest, but he achieved the coveted championship ring. The 31-year-old guard has a sponsorship portfolio worth around $2 million, including deals with Nike, Microsoft, ONYX, Momentous, Amp and Panini. Earlier this year, he agreed to stay in Milwaukee with a four-year contract extension worth $134 million. Annual profit: $23 million. (Dr)
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