Richest Sponsorship Deals

Sports now a days has become more of a field of Money-making than that of sheer entertainment. To make more from the  players, Large companies endorse over a famous celebrity whom they make their brand ambassador. They are paid big numbers to represent them. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals.

This list of Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals 2016 contains the most glamorous people in the sports list. This list of sports persons contains golfers to Basketball players to Footballers. They are signed with Big money contracts with Top Brands like Nike, Adidas and many others. Make sure u take a look at this list of Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals 2016.

Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals 2016

10. Kevin Durant:

Richest Sponsorship Deals

We start our list of richest sponsorship deals 2016 with basketball star Kevin Durant. Currently playing under Oklahoma City Thunders, Durant has received an offer around $265-285 million over 10 years. If accepted, the contract offer, which is fully guaranteed, would amount to almost 10 percent of Under Armour’s annual marketing budget. In fact, the endorsement deal would pay Durant more money over the next two years than his existing contract with the Thunder.

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9. Maria Sharapova:

Richest Sponsorship Deals

At number 9 in our list of richest sponsorship deals 2016, we have tennis ace, Maria Sharapova. Sharapova has signed a $70 million deal with Nike in 2010. In addition to the eight-year, $70 million deal that Sharapova signed with Nike in 2010, the tennis star reportedly receives a percentage of sales from her product line. Sharpova has always flaunted the court with Nike shoes, racquets, tees etc.

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8. Damian Lilliad:

Richest Sponsorship Deals

Playing at number 8 in our list of richest sponsorship deals, we have Portland Trail Blazers guard, Damian Lilliard. Damian has signed a 10 year extension with Adidas after 2 successful seasons with the Blazers. The deal, which can extend to 10 years, could be worth up to $100 million including incentives and options. It’s believed to be the largest shoe deal since Derrick Rose signed a 13-year deal in 2012 that could be worth more than $185 million.

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