Cristiano Ronaldo and 4 Other Athletes Who No Longer Need Agents

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Cristiano Ronaldo and 4 Other Athletes Who No Longer Need Agents
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One of the first things any pro athlete does upon declaring themselves as a professional is to hire an agent. 

Agents are supposed to handle accounting and legal issues, negotiate contracts and provide advice about signing deals.

In addition, they also market the athlete to certain businesses in order to maximize exposure and gain endorsements—all of this for between three and ten percent of the total amount of cash an athlete earns.

Here are five athletes who, because of name and face recognition alone, have the ability to work their own deals without having to pay anyone millions to do it for them.

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