7 Athletes Who Make Insane Money Off Endorsement Deals

Endorsement deals are how the rich get richer, and no one has found the game to be more lucrative then these seven athletes.

Roger Federer

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Roger Federer

Sport: Tennis

Career Highlights: 98 career singles titles, 6-time Australian Open champion; 2009 French Open champion, 8-time Wimbledon champion, 5-time U.S. Open champion

Annual Endorsement Earnings: $65 million

Endorsements have been very good to Roger Federer.

Deals with Nike, Rolex and Mercedes-Benz contributed to an incredible $65 million in endorsement earnings over the last calendar year for the Swiss tennis star.

Federer's deal with Nike ended earlier this year, but he quickly signed with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo for $300 million over 10 years.

Although he's not currently being paid by Nike, Federer still wears Nike shoes on the court. 

"With the shoe situation, I don't have a shoe deal," Federer told Metro during Wimbledon last month. "I'm looking forward to see what shoes I will be wearing in the near future. For now I will be wearing Nike."

For his career, Federer has won $116 million from tennis tournaments.

Since 2003 the Roger Federer Foundation, which aims to reach at least 10 million children with quality primary education, has raised more than $40 million.

Currently ranked No. 2 in the world, Federer briefly regained his top-ranking this year when he won the Australian Open, the 20th major victory of his career.

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