Despite skyrocketing salaries in sports, many of the top athletes still earn far more money off the court/field/track, than they do on and LeBron James tops the list.
The folks at dadaviz put together a chart showing the highest-paid athletes who make more money in endorsements than they do playing their sport. James is No. 1, with $US53.0 million of his $US72.3 million total earnings coming from endorsements.
If we consider percentage of total income, Usain Bolt is now the top athlete with roughly 99% of his $US23.2 million in total earnings coming from endorsements.
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