As sports fans, we’re obsessed with talking about athletes salaries. But little do we realize, the world’s most popular athletes make significantly more money from their mega endorsement deals. For example, the paychecks Kevin Durant receives from the Oklahoma City Thunder are nice — but they’re just pocket change compared to the $35 million he makes from various endorsement deals.
To honor KD, and other insanely rich athletes, we ranked the top 15 athletes who earned the most from endorsement deals in 2015. Be sure to finish the entire list — because we can guarantee you will be shocked by some of the athletes who made this exclusive list! Enjoy!