by Felix Richter, Statista.com
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This year, athletes are projected to earn over $836 million through endorsements, according to opendorse based on Forbes data.
Tennis star Roger Federer will be this year’s highest-paid athlete endorser, set to make $58 million, thanks to long-term deals with top brands including Nike and Credit Suisse.
Tiger Woods is in second place with $50 million while Phil Mickelson comes joint third with Lebron James on $44 million. Sporting endorsement earnings this year are set to increase 13 percent on 2014.
This chart shows athletes with the highest endorsement earnings worldwide in 2015.
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