Here’s How Much Money Pro Athletes Earned From Endorsements In 2015 And HOLY SHIT It’s Good To Be A Golfer
Pro athletes earned ungodly sums of money in 2015, just as they did last year and every year before that since sports became big business. There are now innumerable companies that exist just to track the business of sports, how much athletes are bringing in, and the varying earning powers across professional sports. As part of their 2015 Year in Review the website Opendorse.com has tracked the 5 highest earning athletes (via endorsements, not salary) across the seven major sports (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA, NASCAR, Tennis).
They plotted the average endorsement earnings from those 5 athletes as well as the average ages of those athletes and the results show that it’s pretty fucking great to be a pro golfer. Not only do the top tier pro golfer earn considerably more in endorsements than athletes in other sports they’re also able to keep playing much later in life than most: