If you think superstar athletes are paid too much just to play sports, then you don't even want to know how much some of them make in endorsements. Today there are more athletes selling more products and making more money for it than ever before.
Although, considering how many professional athletes there are, it sure seems like the same ones turn up in commercials year after year. While some relatively well-known athletes are relegated to local or regional advertisements, others have a new national ad hit the air every few months.
And if you're wondering what the difference between a regional and national commercial is in terms of monetary compensation—let's just say it's substantial.
Some of the highest paid athletes in the world—like LeBron James, Peyton Manning and Derek Jeter—can double, or even triple, their already massive salary with a few commercials per year.
Or, in the case of two very high-profile golfers, make 25 times their annual tour earnings.
Let's take a look at 25 athletes who are supplementing their income substantially by selling you everything and anything under the sun.