The Top 10 Highest Endorsed Athletes And Their Brands
Sports Heroes Make A Lot of Money – And Create Major Brand Ad Platforms
Let’s be real. There is a ton of money in sports. Athletes these days are making more money than many of the world’s longest-standing business executives. In addition to the money, athletes are branding goldmines. Some of the biggest brands in the world are standing in line to throw money at athletes in exchange for promotional commitments.
Have you ever wondered why someone like Lebron James only wears Nikes and how much he gets paid to wear them? Or, how much Rolex had to pay Roger Federer to tell the world that there’s no better watch for a man than a Rolex? In this blog, Hollywood Branded explores why brands choose to partner with athletes, the top 10 highest endorsed athletes in 2021, and the brands that pay them.
Sports Bring Us Together
Sports are one of the world’s favorite pastimes. Sports doesn’t discriminate on the basis of color, where someone’s from or how much money they make. It’s one of the few things in today’s world that allows two people from completely different backgrounds to come together and share times of both happiness and sadness together.
So, who makes this all possible? Well, it’s the athletes. The same athletes who have worked for their entire lives to bring us the sports drama that we as fans fall so deeply in love with. Brands realize how much sports fans love their sports heroes and are willing to put up a lot of money to get their brand in front of those cheering fans. Especially those that have a wide base of appeal – beyond their local cities.
Below are the top highest endorsed athletes as reported by Forbes.
Who’s Getting Paid The Most?
The highest-paid athletes currently are:
1. Maria Sharapova, Tennis
Endorsements: $297 million during her entire career
Top Brands: Nike, Motorola, Colgate-Palmolive, Tag Heuer, Land Rover, PepsiCo, Evian, Head, Porsche
Derrick Rose, Basketball – New York Knicks
Endorsements: $185 million over 14 years
Top Brands: Adidas
3. Roger Federer, Tennis
Endorsements: $100 million/year
Top brands: Rolex, Mercedes Benz, Uniqlo, Wilson, Mercedes-Benz, Jura, Lindt Chocolate, Credit Suisse, Sunrise, Net Jets, Moet & Chandon, Gilette, Procter & Gamble
4. Tiger Woods, Golf
Endorsements: $60 million/year
Top brands: Nike, Kowa, Upper Deck, Hero Motor Group, Monster Energy, Rolex, Discovery Communications, Bridgestone, TaylorMade
5. Lebron James, Basketball – Los Angeles Lakers
Endorsements: $60 million/year
Top brands: Nike, Coca-Cola, Nike, Upper Deck, McDonald’s, Samsung, Microsoft
6. Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer – Juventus
Endorsements: $45 million/year
Top brands: Nike, Herbalife, Jacob & Co., Toyota, KFC, Tag Heuer, Samsung, Konami, Unilever, MTG, DAZN, Altice
Stephen Curry, Basketball – Golden State Warriors
Endorsements: $44 million/year
Top brands: Under Armour, Samsung Electronics, Coca-Cola, Kia Motors, Fanatics, Chase, Callaway Golf
8. Phil Mickelson, Golf
Endorsements: $40 million/year
Top brands: Rolex, Callaway Golf, Heineken, KPMG, Amgen, Intrepid Financial Partners
9. Kevin Durant, Basketball – Golden State Warriors
Endorsements: $35 million/year
Top brands: Nike, Sonica, Sparkling Ice, Nike, EA Sports, Gatorade, Panini America, Sprint, Degree Men
10. Naomi Osaka – Tennis
Endorsements: $34 million/year
Top brands: Yonex, Procter & Gamble, Mastercard, BodyArmor, All Nippon Airways, Nissan, Nike, Nissin Foods Holdings, Shiseido
Note: This blog post has been updated as of May 3, 2021.
Brand Endorsement Deals Higher Than Paychecks
This may sound surprising to some but several of these athletes make more money through their endorsements than they do from their salaries. This especially true for the golfers and tennis players who don’t earn a salary and only make money through their actual sport by winning tournaments. This goes to show just how valuable an athlete’s personal brand is. Their sport is just the vehicle that drove them to become these money-making branding machines.
For small to medium-sized brands, getting an athlete to promote your brand may be difficult due to the costs associated. However, that’s not to say that these brands can’t get their product, message, or service intertwined in the world of sports. There are plenty of other ways to do this without having to shell out tens of millions of dollars. In fact, here at Hollywood branded, we can help you with that.
Here are a few blogs are team has written which walk you through a variety of celebrity partnership options.
Interested in working with celebrities as part of your brand campaign, and want to know if the money you spend will actually lead to sales? Check out this video that highlights a variety of celebrities who have had endorsement deals, and the sales results for their brand partners.
Would Player Endorsements Help or Hurt College Football? | Bleacher Report
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South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier thinks college athletes should be paid.
Scattered across various corners of the interwebs are others who would argue against such a thing taking place.
What about a happy place somewhere in the middle for the time being?
Players being paid by organizations outside of their specific institution of higher learning to provide endorsements of a specific product.
Imagine the revenue Johnny Manziel could have produced for himself in the offseason with an opportunity to market himself.
There are arguments going both ways, for and against, and five of each are included here.
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Here’s a major concern that, while somewhat of a reach given the current environment, would be an issue if players were allowed to sign endorsement deals:
Some programs have wealthier supporters than others, and if there were no cap on the amount of endorsements that could be offered, programs such as Oregon with Phil Knight and Oklahoma State with T. Boone Pickens would have a major advantage.
Knight and his funds from Nike could offer ridiculous amounts to athletes, especially if they were to cut back to only 15 unique uniform designs per season.
Teams without such wealthy supporters to provide huge endorsement deals would be at a disadvantage.
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This is a secondary benefit to allowing players to receive endorsements, but still worth considering.
Local vendors, including small businesses and locally owned stores would be able to leverage this opportunity into some positive funding for their organizations.
Businesses using Marcus Mariota for marketing in Eugene, Ore., would see the benefits of having such a celebrity shilling for their product.
And any boost to the economy, particularly on a local level, in these difficult economic times is a positive.
Plus, you have to believe that if players had more money to spend, some of it would be spent in their college towns.
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Would such a thing as player endorsements lead to some issues with team chemistry?
The starting tight end at Florida is just not as likely to be worth as much as a stud running back or defensive end.
There would need to be some regulation both at the NCAA level, possibly at the conference level and even within the program to cap off amounts allowed to be paid, but even then, if one player is more popular within the fanbase than another, he is going to be worth more.
Coming up with a simple solution to this issue would be about as easy as solving Will Muschamp’s anger issues.
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All of the uncertainty, allegations and hype surrounding Cam Newton, Reggie Bush and a list of other players accused of various improprieties if the rules defining “cheating” were tweaked a bit.
If player endorsements were allowed, players would have the opportunity to gain a significant income that could help stem the temptation to succumb to financial opportunities outside the allowed NCAA parameters.
What Newton, for example, did at Auburn was incredible and should be celebrated as a major accomplishment.
It’s a shame that the controversy surrounding him will always be attached to his name, especially when having the rules change just a bit to allow player endorsements and players to be paid would change the public perception.
Redefining what is termed as cheating would be a positive step for the sport.
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No matter what rules are put into place and which regulations the NCAA keeps or doesn’t keep, somebody is going to bend those rules as far as possible and eventually break them.
Whether it’s open season on every player, or just star players, there is going to be a way around the rules and programs that continue to seek a competitive advantage through whatever means possible.
Sure, a few modifications to the rules would help cut down on the seeming epidemic of “improper benefits” and “inappropriate conduct” that we have seen over the past several years.
However, regardless of how the rules look in the future, there will be someone, somewhere, who will find a way around them.
That doesn’t mean the NCAA shouldn’t try to improve on the product, but don’t pretend that programs paying players, or just allowing product endorsements, will do away with folks taking advantage of any loophole they can find.
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The Wall-Street Journal developed a chart estimating the worth of each major college football program, Notre Dame and BYU.
Checking in atop the list was Texas, with a football program worth a whopping $761.7 million.
And even Temple, who checks in last on this list was estimated at $46.9 million.
That’s a ton of dough, of which the players see a very small part, and only in the form of scholarships.
Allowing players to sign endorsement deals gives them a way to earn and learn how to manage money much earlier than they would if waiting until they reach the NFL.
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Let’s not pretend these players are not benefiting by taking the field for their particular universities.
The cost of the education these young men are supposed to be receiving is ridiculous.
For instance, a year at Duke costs around $55,000.
Rutgers, a state university, checks in around $23,000.
It’s disingenuous to just pooh-pooh the amount of benefits the players are already being provided.
They are very generous, and that’s not including any other legal or illegal benefits the players might receive from the university and boosters.
If players are going to be paid to play football, do they still get a scholarship, or do they have to pay their way like the kid who, instead, is working at a Starbucks for $10.00 an hour?
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Besides the scholarships and educations that these “student-athletes” are already receiving, there are extra legal benefits floating around all over the place.
Miami, Ohio State, USC and Auburn are a short list of programs that have been accused, and/or confessed to some kind of behavior contrary to the rules of the NCAA, all having something to do with lack of funds for players or recruiting violations.
If schools are allowed to pay players, these “under-the-table” benefits will go away, as boosters will be able to donate to the football programs for recruiting, instead of used in an “illegal” manner.
The truth is that if you have a college football program, there is probably something underhanded going on, and allowing payment to players would help do away with much of this.
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With a shift toward an imbalance in funding due to wealthier supporters at certain schools, there would also be a shift toward a competitive imbalance.
Better players would naturally gravitate toward schools with better-paying endorsements.
This would, I’m sure, be regulated in some way, and probably capped off in a way similar to some of our professional leagues, but there is no doubt that this would still be an issue.
That said, it may not be as much of an issue as some think.
Teams such as BYU and Wisconsin do not pull in the high-level recruits that other programs—specifically in the SEC—can recruit.
In the Rivals recruiting rankings, that becomes obvious, as every SEC team, including Kentucky and Vanderbilt, checks into the rankings at 41 or higher.
Wisconsin, who has won the Big Ten title for three consecutive seasons, checks in at 57.
There is already an imbalance of sorts when it comes to recruiting, and it has been evidenced by the SEC’s success on the field.
This will continue whether endorsements are allowed or not.
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One of the biggest positives to allowing endorsements is that it would allow us to finally see an end in sight to the endless to-pay-or-not-to-pay debate.
While signing an endorsement is not the same as being paid by a university, seeing players get paid for their playing time would be a step that will help silence those claiming players are being taken advantage of.
If a Notre Dame player is receiving an endorsement from a car dealership in South Bend, the argument that he is receiving nothing for his services is moot.
It’s a step toward seeing players paid by the university and a definite check to the arguments surrounding the issue.
Endorsement deals come thick and fast for college athletes, as NCAA floodgates open
Boost Mobile and Fresno State women’s basketball twins Haley and Hanna Cavinder. Smoothie King and Louisiana State University and quarterback Myles Brennan. 1-800-Got-Junk and Kansas University hoops star Mitch Lightfoot.
Companies large and small have wasted no time finding college athletes for sponsorship deals, just weeks after the NCAA granted them the OK to do so. While the financial details on some of these deals have been kept secret, what’s clear is that student-athletes signings are happening faster than you can say “Division I.” Sports experts say this is only the beginning.
“The speed at which companies went after these athletes was shocking,” Tim Derdenger, a sports marketing and branding expert and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, told CBS MoneyWatch. “I mean, I knew it was going to happen eventually, but we’re only three weeks in.”
The NCAA’s decision last month on name, image and likeness rules (or NIL rules) has cleared the way for college sports players to earn money by endorsing products and services from companies. Since then, some businesses have emerged as early takers on business deals with college athletes.
A new crop of NIL consultancy firms like MatchPoint and Opendorse have played matchmaker for some of the endorsement deals, but many local businesses have not found it necessary to use an outside service to find their college star.
Wright’s Barbecue, a restaurant in Arkansas, signed endorsement deals earlier this month with several offensive linemen from the University of Arkansas’ football team, while Mission BBQ of Maryland signed a deal to endorse the University of Notre Dame’s entire offensive line.
Proud to sponsor the Notre Dame offensive line! https://t.co/8wbgURmdSA
— MISSION BBQ (@MissionBBQ) July 8, 2021
With endorsement signings in full swing, Derdenger said these deals would soon become the new bargaining chip that colleges use to attract the best high school athletes.
Biggest deals for athletes likely to turn pro
Once the NCAA endorsements decision was announced, Derdenger and other sports business experts predicted that college athletes could generate tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars in sponsorships and endorsements. College basketball and football players likely to turn pro were predicted by experts to score the biggest deals, a scenario that’s already starting to play out.
Hercy Miller, an incoming Tennessee State University basketball player, signed a $2 million endorsement with tech company Web Apps America. The 19-year-old, ranked as one of 2021’s top 100 recruits by ESPN, signed the four-year deal before even setting foot on campus, according to a report by Knox News.
University of Miami quarterback D’Eriq King signed an endorsement worth $20,000 with College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving and Murphy Auto Group, the Miami Herald reported. The owner of fitness gym American Top Team has offered the entire University of Miami football team $500 a month, up to $6,000, in an endorsement package, although the players have reportedly not accepted the deal just yet.
While some student-athletes have already signed deals, some players are still weighing their options.
Dennis Barnes, a football player at the University of Texas at El Paso, has a few endorsement offers from companies but said he first wants to work on building his social media presence and his overall brand before picking one of the opportunities. He said improving his online presence might help him land even more lucrative offers.
Barnes said he will prioritize endorsement options that offer longer timelines when he’s examining different offerings.
“So, say we’re talking about Nike and they wanted me to do a deal for one year and there’s also Under Armour who wants me to do a deal for six months,” Barnes, 21, told CBS MoneyWatch. “That shorter deal isn’t going to do much for me because I’m still going to be in school for two more years.”
Barnes, who aspires to join the NFL, said he doesn’t have a specific timeline for when he wants to sign a deal. College athletes should try to land deals because they otherwise don’t have time to work a regular job while in school like other students can, Barnes said.
University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban said this week that one of his players — quarterback Bryce Young — has been wooed by companies for endorsement deals.
“Our QB has already approached ungodly numbers, and he hasn’t even played yet,” Saban said. “If I told you what it is … it’s almost 7-figures.”
Khristopher J. Brooks
Khristopher J. Brooks is a reporter for CBS MoneyWatch covering business, consumer and financial stories that range from economic inequality and housing issues to bankruptcies and the business of sports.
LeBron James becomes first player in NBA history to make $1 billion in earnings while still playing
Fresh off ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ opening to $31 million at the box office, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James’ pockets just got a lot deeper, as the four-time champion was just announced as the first player in NBA history to make $1 billion in career earnings while still playing, per Sportico. That’s no small feat, and it’s a testament to the diversity in projects and endorsements James has his hands in off the court.
According to the Sportico, LeBron has earned $330 million in playing salary since getting drafted in 2003, while bringing in a whopping $700 million through endorsements, merchandise, licensing and media. His endorsements with AT&T, Beats, Blaze Pizza, GMC, PepsiCo, Rimowa and Walmart bring in over $100 million annually alone. That’s on top of the gobs of money he makes through his partnership with Nike, with which he signed a lifetime deal back in 2016 that brings in $30 million annually on its own.
Not only is LeBron the first player in NBA history to pass that threshold while active, but he’s also only the sixth athlete globally to reach that mark, a list that includes Tiger Woods, Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Roger Federer. Amongst other NBA players, the next closest player to reach him is Kevin Durant, who is currently sitting at $580 million in career earnings, followed by Stephen Curry at $430 million.
James has reached a milestone that no other team sport athlete in the U.S. has ever reached, but he likely won’t be the last. Durant, for example, is only $420 million away from crossing that mark. He’s still owed $84 million by the Nets on his contract, and his shoe deal with Nike is expected to net him around $85 million through 2024, per Sportico. His investment deals through his company Thirty-Five Ventures also bring in a significant amount of money, and if he’s able to stay healthy he could play for at least five to seven more years.
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Looking even further down the line, the next generation of NBA superstars could get to that number even sooner as guys like Luka Doncic and Trae Young are set to make hundreds of millions of dollars on their next contract. Factoring in signature shoe lines, endorsements with other companies and personal branding, NBA players have figured out how to make a significant amount of money outside of just playing basketball. James — and Jordan before him — certainly pioneered a lot of that for younger players to try and emulate, and now they can look at LeBron and see that his off-court success has been even more significant than what he’s done on the floor.
NIL tracker: Which college athletes are signing endorsement deals?
The Name, Image and Likeness Era is here.
For the first time, student-athletes are permitted to profit through NIL endorsement deals. The NCAA is permitting college athletes in states without NIL legislation to engage in NIL deals, too.
Which student-athletes are taking advantage of early NIL deals? Sporting News takes a closer look:
RELATED: Expert expects seismic, but gradual, change in NCAA with NIL
Graham Mertz, Wisconsin
Mertz, a quarterback at Wisconsin, released a video on Twitter that revealed his own personalized logo. Mertz can use that trademark to sell his own line of clothing. Mertz, a redshirt sophomore, passed for nine TDs and five interceptions last season.
Jordan Bohannon, Iowa
The Iowa guard also revealed his own clothing line and trademark, and he will make an appearance at a fireworks store today and sign autographs for customers who spend more than $10. Bohannon averaged 10.6 points per game for the Hawkeyes last season.
D’Eriq King, Miami
The Miami Herald reports D’Eriq King agreed to a pair of endorsement deals with College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving and Murphy Auto Group that will total around $20,000. King also unveiled a website where you can buy signed memorabilia.
Sports Illustrated reported King is also signing a deal with The Wharf, a swanky open-air event venue on the Miami river, on Thursday at 4 p.m. before making a paid appearance at a club later that night.
King started at quarterback for Miami last season and is rehabbing a torn ACL suffered in the Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State.
McKenzie Milton, Florida State
ESPN reports King and Milton have partnered to form a new NIL platform named Dreamfield. Milton will be the first student-athlete with a NFT (non-fungible token) on the market.
McKenzie Milton and D’Eriq King have not only signed on as co-founders of a new NIL platform named Dreamfield. Milton will be the first active collegiate athlete with an NFT, dropping next week. King will have his own later in the month. Story here: https://t.co/VF0rmHPkRh
— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) July 1, 2021
Milton suffered a gruesome leg injury as the quarterback of UCF in 2018. He transferred to Florida State and is favored to start this season.
Hayley and Hanna Cavinder, Fresno State
Fresno State women’s basketball players Hayley and Hanna Cavinder announced a partnership with Boost Mobile.
Haley averaged 19.8 points per game last season and was the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year. Hanna averaged 17.0 ppg.
Bo Nix, Auburn
Auburn quarterback Bo Nix announced a partnership with Milo’s Tea Company. Milo’s is based in Bessemer, Ala.
Nix becomes the first sponsored SEC quarterback. The junior has 28 TDs and 13 interceptions the last two seasons with the Tigers.
Will Ulmer, Marshall
Ulmer is a senior tackle for the Thundering Herd, but he is pursuing another opportunity brought on by NIL. Ulmer, an aspiring musician, will be allowed to play music in venues and be compensated for it.
Now that the NCAA will allow it, I will be playing live shows this year as Will Ulmer!! I am open to all venues and business opportunities!! DM if interested, let’s make some music🎶 pic. twitter.com/iniLdoz2ye
— Will Ulmer 𓅓 (@UlmerWill) July 1, 2021
The 6-5, 315-pound tackle will also be one of the key pieces for Marshall’s offensive line.
Dontaie Allen, Kentucky
Allen is the first Kentucky men’s basketball player to make a NIL deal. He teamed with The Player’s Trunk for a merchandise deal on July 1.
Allen averaged 5.4 ppg. as a role player for the Wildcats in 2020-21.
Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma
Rattler, who is SN’s top quarterback heading into 2021, unveiled a personal trademark on Thursday. Rattler is among the Heisman Trophy favorites heading into the season. This is significant because it is one of college football’s biggest stars diving into the NIL space.
Rattler also said he will donate a portion of his earning to help “undeserved people and undeserved communities.”
Evan Neal, Alabama
Neal, who is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, is one of five players who Alabama players who have reached a deal with Yoke, a gaming app that allows users to play with current student-athletes.
Teammates Traeshon Holden, Christopher Allen, Agiye Hall and DeMarco Hellams also signed NIL deals.
Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse
Boeheim, a guard at Syracuse and the son of coach Jim Boeheim, announced a deal with The Players Trunk on a line of clothing.
Boeheim averaged 17.8 points per game for the Orange last season and helped lead a run to the Sweet 16.
Drew Gilbert, Tennessee
Gilbert, who hit a walk-off grand slam for the Volunteers in the NCAA Regionals, is capitalizing off the moment by teaming with Breaking T for a line of T-shirts.
Gilbert hit the grand slam against Oregon State to lift Tennessee to a College World Series berth. He is among the first athletes to capitalize on a moment that will live on with the program for years to come.
UNC Will Organize Group Endorsement Deals For Its Players : NPR
The University of North Carolina is the first school to organize group licensing deals for its players.
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The University of North Carolina is the first school to organize group licensing deals for its players.
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The University of North Carolina has become the first college athletics program to organize group licensing deals for its current student athletes, in the latest development of the sea change transforming college athletics.
Under the new policy, athletes at UNC — including its powerhouse men’s basketball team — will be able to earn money for marketing their name, image, and likeness, also referred to as NIL, in groups of three or more, alongside UNC trademarks and logos like the Tar Heels logo and argyle uniforms.
That means players can earn money when a UNC jersey bearing their name and number is sold, or for posing in uniforms for sponsorship deals. Students would be paid by third parties, not by UNC. The university did not release details about how revenue might be split between the school and its players.
“I thought this was the logical next step. Let’s take what we’re doing institutionally, let’s apply it to the students, let those students go to market, and also share in the revenue,” said Bubba Cunningham, UNC’s athletic director, in a video interview released by the school’s athletic department.
UNC’s move comes as the NCAA, facing a tidal wave of pressure from players, courts and lawmakers, recently announced it would finally allow its 460,000-some student-athletes to market their name-image-likeness rights. The new policy went into effect July 1.
Many players have already signed endorsement deals
Individual players can now sign endorsement deals with third parties like local businesses. Many already have: University of Miami quarterback D’Eriq King inked an endorsement deal with a moving company; Haley and Hanna Cavinder, the twin sisters and TikTok stars who play for Fresno State’s women’s basketball team, signed a deal with Boost Mobile and a sports supplement company; Arkansas wide receiver Trey Knox, along with his pet husky Blue, signed a deal with PetSmart.
“We’re still living the everyday life of a college football player, having to call home for $20 to get a pizza that night. It’s the same struggle. It’s just a little bit better now, only because of the new law,” said Antwan Owens, a defensive lineman at Jackson State University, who has signed an endorsement deal with a Black-owned hair product company.
Group licensing deals, in theory, can result in moneymaking opportunities for lesser-known players who may not be capable of attracting their own individual deals. They are also more efficient for third parties looking to license the names and likenesses of many players at once, for products like trading cards or video games.
Such group deals have been commonplace in professional sports for decades. Typically, players’ unions license the names and likenesses of players in groups, often working in tandem with the leagues and teams to market them in uniforms or alongside team logos. Players retain the right to market themselves individually.
NIL licensing in college sports is still so new that estimates vary widely on how much athletes are likely to earn. One estimate put the income from group licensing deals at $1,000 to $10,000 per player. High-profile stars stand to pull in hundreds of thousands from individual deals like social media endorsements.
Opponents worry that licensing could lead to recruiting violations
But such programs have previously drawn concerns from the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, a nonprofit group that has long been a prominent voice in the debate over player compensation.
The group’s current stance on NIL policy, which was updated last year, recommends barring conferences and schools from arranging for compensation to college athletes, including via group licensing deals.
“The concern is that group licenses will become a new tool for recruiting college athletes and will morph into a form of pay for play,” the group states in an FAQ about NIL licensing. “Rules must be put in place to avoid pay for play, impermissible benefits, and improper recruiting or retention arrangements.”
Though no such rules yet exist, the NCAA says it will continue to enforce prohibitions on “pay-for-play” and rules around improper recruiting. But in the absence of federal legislation, the NCAA’s policy defers to state law, as more than two dozen states have passed their own NIL laws. Federal legislation to create a nationwide policy has so far stalled.
Athletes Are Leaving High School Early To Cash In on Their Names
Quarterback Quinn Ewers of Southlake, Texas, was expected to lead his city’s storied high school team this fall in its quest for another state championship as the nation’s top football prospect.
Instead, on Aug. 2, Ewers announced that he would graduate early, skip his senior season at Carroll Senior High School and enroll at Ohio State to pursue the starting quarterback job there and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in endorsement deals that N.C.A.A. athletes are now free to negotiate.
Ewers, 18, said on Twitter that he was motivated, in part, by frustration over a new Texas law that prevents high school athletes from signing similar agreements.
Another high school athlete, Mikey Williams, a 17-year-old basketball star in North Carolina with more than three million followers on Instagram, signed in July with a management and marketing company to secure endorsement deals. He plans to play this season for an independent team that is not bound by rules governing high school sports in North Carolina. Excel Sports Management, which represents Williams, told ESPN that it expects the business arrangement will earn millions of dollars for the teenager, who is not eligible for the N. B.A. draft until 2024.
Just as colleges have begun wrestling with these issues in recent weeks, so have high schools, where some top players have social media numbers as impressive as their athletic statistics.
Some worry that high school sports, and the unique pride and identity they provide to places like Southlake, will not be the same as big money influences top athletes.
“There’s almost a romance about traditional high school sports,” said Karissa Niehoff, the executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations. She fears that endorsement deals for prep athletes means “the last bastion of amateurism will be gone.”
But, in truth, many have been questioning the strictures of amateurism for decades. And the hoary notion of what high school sports should be — homegrown stars playing before bright lights, cheerleaders and marching bands for nothing more than a love of school and community — is evolving further as teenage athletes are also being recruited as pitchmen.
In general, high school athletes are not permitted to sign endorsement deals connected to their high school teams. But there appears to be leeway in some states for athletes to be paid for signing autographs or holding camps in private. And rules can vary by school, depending on whether they are affiliated with a state high school athletic association.
“It’s the Wild West,” Niehoff said.
In Texas, one of three states that specifically prohibit high school athletes from signing endorsement deals, state lawmakers have already signaled a willingness to revisit a ban that went into effect on July 1, given the unintended consequence of a star athlete like Ewers skipping his senior year.
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All states will likely reassess their rules, experts say, in light of what Robert Zayas, the executive director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, describes as increasing difficulty of differentiating “between a student capitalizing on their athletic fame and being a social media influencer. ”
A proposed revision by the New York state association, similar to a California rule, would allow high school athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness as long as it was not done in association with a school, team, uniform or logo.
“If a student-athlete is able on weekends or during the summer to work at a car dealership and make $15 an hour washing cars, why is it that same student wouldn’t be able to entice people to purchase a car from that same dealership and make $1,500?” Zayas said.
The customary notions of amateurism have become dated. The Olympics dropped their ban on professionals in the late 1980s. The gold medalist in women’s street skateboarding at the recently concluded Tokyo Games, 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya of Japan, lists more than a half dozen corporate sponsors on her Instagram account.
Ewers and Williams are not the first high school athletes to grow impatient with the restrictions of amateurism in America.
Olivia Moultrie, a teenage soccer phenom from Portland, Ore. , received a scholarship offer from North Carolina at age 11 but instead turned pro, signing an endorsement contract with Nike at 13. In July, at 15, she became the youngest player ever in the National Women’s Soccer League after a successful antitrust challenge to the league’s minimum age requirement of 18.
“I have no problem with this impatience,” said Anson Dorrance, who has coached North Carolina to 22 N.C.A.A. women’s soccer titles. “I support these kids who want to use their name, image and likeness to generate income. Who are we to prevent them from doing it? They are monetizing their passion.”
The United States is one of the few countries where youth athletics are mostly organized by schools instead of sports clubs. Some administrators, coaches and officials have expressed concerns that star athletes like Ewers and Williams could be riding the crest of a wave that might swamp the customs and norms of school-sponsored sports.
Joe Martin, the executive director of the Texas High School Coaches Association, said that several problems could develop if some players had endorsement contracts: Tension and jealousy in the locker room that undermine team spirit and cohesiveness. Escalated abuse of transfer rules as powerhouse high schools recruit players on the promise that they can better build their brands with enhanced visibility. Awkward situations where some high school players make more money than their coaches.
“The Ewers kid at Southlake is making more than the whole coaching staff, period; think about that,” Martin said. “That’s something we’ve never had to address before as coaches.”
Still, high school football and basketball at the top levels have long become big business. Even the idea of a school team has undergone a radical metamorphosis in some cases. Williams plans to play basketball this season for newly-formed Vertical Academy, based in Charlotte, N.C., and founded by his father. It will play a national schedule and plans to be sponsored by a shoe company. Vertical Academy is an independent team, not a school; Williams will take classes online or in person at a Christian school he previously attended, Mahlon Williams, his father, told The Charlotte Observer.
Recruiting is commonplace, legally and furtively, in high school football and basketball. IMG Academy in Florida draws athletes from around the country and internationally. Games are regularly shown on national television and camps and tournaments for elite players are sponsored by shoe companies. Top players receive college scholarship offers as early as eighth grade.
Carroll Senior High School in Southlake, outside Dallas, plays football in a $15 million stadium. (Another Dallas-area power, Allen High School, plays in a $60 million stadium.) Ewers’s star power, now unavailable to his high school team, helped Carroll get booked to play its season opener on Aug. 26 on ESPNU at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Ewers would have preferred to remain at Carroll if he had been able to benefit from economic opportunities there, he and his parents told Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, who first reported the quarterback’s intention to leave for Ohio State.
“We don’t need the money,” Curtis Ewers, Quinn’s father and an oil and gas executive, told Yahoo Sports. “It’s just the principle of it.”
Quinn Ewers and his family did not respond to requests from The Times for comment. On Monday, before leaving for Ohio State, he announced his first endorsement deal, with a Dallas-based beverage company called Holy Kombucha. It is aligned with a school-based suicide prevention program called Hope Squad.
A 45-second video of Ewers showed him spinning a football on his finger and mimicking a snap from center with a can of fermented tea. By Thursday, the video had more than 600,000 views. The company declined to give details about the endorsement, except to say that it was for at least a year. A person familiar with the deal said it would pay Ewers six figures, a number sure to draw as much attention as his high school stats of 73 touchdown passes, 6,445 yards and only eight interceptions in two varsity seasons.
“We could have chosen any other athlete, with a bigger name,” Theresa Pham, a co-founder and the chief operating officer of Holy Kombucha, said. But given Ewers’s youth, visibility and influence on social media — he has more than 123,000 combined followers on Instagram and Twitter — his ability to bring awareness to suicide prevention and to the company’s drinks made his endorsement “a perfect partnership.”
In July, Williams, a 6-foot-2 guard rated as the No. 7 prospect among ESPN’s top 100 players for the class of 2023, became the first high school basketball player to sign a deal to monetize his name, image and likeness.
A native of San Diego, Williams scored 77 points in a game as a freshman at San Ysidro High School. He is a deft shooter and a thunderous dunker. But perhaps most impressive is the carefully cultivated brand he has developed on social media. Reportedly, Williams is so popular that he needed a police escort at a recent A.A.U. tournament.
“He’s an anomaly in the situation of someone that’s a high school phenom,” said Matt Davis, the vice president of Excel Sports Management, which plans to roll out global brand partnerships in the next several months. “He’s a content creator. He’s an exceptional basketball player. He’s had a large following for over a few years.”
For most high school athletes, though, monetizing their name, image and likeness will amount to a “couple hundred bucks a month” by using their digital media skills, said Blake Lawrence, the co-founder and chief executive of Opendorse, a technology company that helps athletes generate endorsement opportunities.
“These aren’t your granddaddy’s endorsements” of appearing on billboards or making public appearances, Lawrence said. “This is a sophomore in high school who is streaming on Twitch and getting tens of thousands of viewers to tune in live. What’s to stop him from giving a shout out to Subway or a local hospital?”
A sense of amateurism can be maintained as long as high schools themselves are not paying athletes to play, Lawrence said. For fans who attend football and basketball games on Friday nights, he said, “to know that a kid is making a dollar or two on YouTube or got paid for an autograph, that’s not going to change the way they cheer. ”
In fact, Lawrence said, “if a school does it right, they’re going to celebrate their athletes being marketable and they might see more fans in the stands.”
90,000 Bitcoin ETF Debut Prospects Assessed – Kommersant FM – Kommersant
The first American Bitcoin futures fund debuted on the New York Stock Exchange. Trading volume on launch day approached $ 1 billion. US Securities Commission approval for the ETF launch was received by ProShares. Other players have tried to get permission from the regulator for similar activities since 2013, but attempts were unsuccessful.
Experts consider the entry of the Bitcoin ETF into trading as a landmark event.
It remains to wait until it will be possible to buy not only futures, but also the cryptocurrency itself, says Igor Doganov, chief analyst of the international investment fund BR Capital: “Before that, there were already funds traded on European markets in Switzerland and Germany. For the US market and North America in general, this is indeed the first time.
The only yet premature joy about the product is its architecture.
The fund will hold futures, not the physical spot bitcoin itself.The manager of these funds will not buy this cryptocurrency, but only futures for it, that is, derivative financial products. But the market as a whole is also awaiting approval and ETFs that will hold Bitcoin directly. For example, there is the long-standing Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, so they just recently applied to convert their trust into a tradable fund.
As for expectations, for example, at the peak of 2017-2018, the launch of Bitcoin futures trading marked, on the contrary, the end of the trend.Therefore, it is definitely not worth falling into euphoria. But the events are really important. ”
Alexander Butmanov, Chairman of the Expert Council on Blockchain Technologies of the DTI Fund, believes that the New York Stock Exchange will not allow trading directly in cryptocurrency soon. However, the main thing is that now access to the product, albeit through futures, has received a much larger audience than before, the expert notes: “ProShares, firstly, is a fairly large company, and secondly, it has a large family of operating ETFs. And, most importantly, it was not a physical cryptocurrency that was put inside the ETF on bitcoin, but futures that are already traded on a regular platform. The derivatives market is often not that liquid.
Futures are less liquid than Bitcoin itself on crypto exchanges. But the fact that a product adapted for the masses has appeared is great.
There is a whole family of quasi-ETFs for bitcoins, but if other bitcoin-ETFs can be limited for a private investor, then ProShares is so gigantic that there is even a chance to see ETFs almost on the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange.Mass acceptance will be much higher. ”
Against the background of the entry into the exchange of a fund related to the cryptocurrency, bitcoin itself broke through the mark of $ 64 thousand apiece and approached the April record. Bitcoin futures are also up about 4%.
90,000 Loans began to be given not to everyone
The approval rate for MFI loans has been declining for two consecutive quarters. Experts believe that the decline was due to the return of customers to banks, due to the growth of the online lending business, as well as the withdrawal of a number of small companies from the market.Whether it affected the Chelyabinsk region – said the creditors.
According to the United Credit Bureau (OKB), for the second quarter of 2016, the approval rate for microloans was 25.4%, down 2.3 percentage points from the first quarter of the same year. This trend may be associated with changes in the lending strategies of the MFOs themselves, experts from the OKB say. More and more “tech” companies are appearing on the market, which use a scoring system that is not inferior to the banking system to assess the risk profile of borrowers, as well as various sources of additional data, such as social networks.“In addition, we also note an increase in calls to the united credit bureau by MFOs, in particular those working in the online segment,” says Alexander Akhlomov, Director of Product Development at OKB. “At the same time, such companies use not only credit reports, but also more complex services, for example, anti-fraud systems. A closer approach to assessing potential borrowers also affects the overall decline in approval rates. ”
There is a share of clients moving from microfinance organizations to banks, but small, bankers note.There is no massive migration of MFO clients. But microfinance companies began to sell portfolios of borrowers with good credit history to banks. For example, the press service of the UBRD Bank noted an increase in the number of applications for a consumer loan at the level of 20% in all regions, including the Chelyabinsk region. The changes also affected the average loan amount, which decreased by 9% as compared to the beginning of the year.
Sergei Vesovshchuk, Risk Director of the Bystrodengi group of companies, believes that the downward trend in the approval level recorded in OKB is primarily due to the fact that the MFO market is gradually shifting towards more technological and customer-friendly online lending, the level of approval in which consistently lower than offline. If we consider these two directions separately, then, according to the company, the approval is stable today both in Russia as a whole and in Chelyabinsk in particular.
Online lending market players point out that the approval rate in the online sector has always been significantly lower than that of traditional microfinance companies. Previously, only one in ten online applications received approval. “We can say that at the moment the percentage of approval in the online segment has even increased slightly compared to the beginning of 2016,” says Boris Batin, CEO of the online lending service MoneyMan.- We note the improvement in the quality of borrowers in the Chelyabinsk region. Today these are people between the ages of 26-40, they have a higher education and a permanent job. ” According to him, there is already a clear tendency to the fact that the share of approval in offline companies is decreasing, while it is increasing among online players.
The online service “E Loan” also notes an increase in the share of approval across the entire online loan market. In the second quarter of 2016, the share of approval in the company of the Chelyabinsk region increased from 13.8% to 17.5%.“The online segment is much more technologically advanced than offline, so companies are able to increase the share of approval while maintaining an acceptable level of risk,” said Liga Trupa, managing director of the online lending service E Loan.
Find out how to get the opportunity to publish Creative Islands in Fortnite
Want to know how to publish your Fortnite Creative Island? Here’s a tutorial on how to join the Creator Support program and be able to publish islands you create in Fortnite Creative.
Did you know?
Contributors can not only publish islands for players, but also make money with the Support Contributors program!
The first step is to make sure you meet all the conditions for participating in the Creator Support program. Participants must meet the following requirements.
- You must be at least 13 years old (at least 14 years old for South Koreans).
- You have the option to accept the terms of the agreement with the author.
- You have the ability and desire to comply with the rules for copyright content.
- You have the option to receive payments through our dedicated payment platform (currently Hyperwallet).
In addition, authors who previously violated the terms of the agreement and were excluded from the program cannot join the program again or regain membership status. Also, people who live in China or regions where such participation may be prohibited or limited by the applicable law, or in countries where participation is prohibited under applicable US law, are not allowed to participate in the program.Without limiting the general nature of the above, citizens residing in Cuba, Crimea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Zimbabwe.
If you don’t have a social media account with 1000 followers, please read the following.
After reviewing the information about the “Support for Authors” program here, I realized that I do not have enough followers on social networks (at least 1000), as indicated in the requirements.Can I still participate in the program?
Yes! First you need to fill out this form and click the “Submit” button. After we review your form, you will receive an approval or rejection email from Epic Games. If your application is approved, the letter will contain further instructions.
We support passionate creators even if they don’t have a large following on social media, and we want as many contributors as possible to join our program.We will not require 1,000 subscribers unless your Fortnite account is in violation and you are an active contributor.
If you have a social media account with 1000 followers, follow these steps.
If you meet the above requirements, go to the Support for Authors website and apply.
Publish Creative Island
When you’re ready to publish your island, follow these steps.
- Open the menu.
If you are using the keyboard, press the Esc key to open the menu.
- A menu will appear on the right. Select “My Island”.
- Click the Description tab.
- Complete the following fields:
- Game name
- 1–3 parts of the description.
We recommend adding a short description of your island to keep players interested.
- Click Edit Tags.
- Select at least one of the available tags and click OK.
Add at least one tag to make it easier for other players to find your island.
- Select a photo for your project. The photo should give the players a clear view of your island.
This experimental feature is only available to Contributor Members.
- When you finish describing the island, click “Apply”.
To delete all parts of the description of the island, click “Reset All”.
- After reviewing the description of the island, go to the Tools tab and click Publish.
- Check the name and description of the island, then click Publish.
Epic Games will review your island before making a copy available to other players with the correct code.
You can find more instructions on creating islands in Creative on this page.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CREATIVE ISLANDS
What is the Contributor Support Program?
Creator Support is a program that allows creators to earn money by creating games and projects in Fortnite Creative and sharing their unique code with other players. Read more about earnings below or on the program website.
What is an author code?
A unique author code is generated based on the author’s name, which is specified when creating an account. To change it, you will need to contact support.
How does it work?
When players provide a creator code at the time of purchase (from Fortnite or the Epic Games Store), that creator receives a share of the money spent.
Fortnite example: If the author’s supporters spend 50,000 V-Bucks in the game, the author will receive $ 25.Example from the Epic Games Store: If an author’s supporters spend $ 100 on games, the author will receive $ 5 at the standard Epic rate.
Note: The author will not receive any compensation if he earns less than $ 100 for 12 consecutive months. This means that if you do not reach the $ 100 compensation threshold for 12 consecutive months, any associated purchases and / or redemptions made by your supporters during that 12 month period will be nullified.
If a user enjoys playing Fortnite Creative, they can immediately select a game creator as the creator they want to support. Read more on the website of the “Support for Authors” program.
Do I have to join the Contributor Support program to publish the island?
Yes, at this time, only contributor contributors can publish islands. This means that in addition to community guidelines, you also need to comply with additional requirements when creating content.
Why do you need an ID / Social Security number / TIN and how do I get paid?
We ask for an ID number, social security number or tax identification number to verify identity and comply with tax reporting requirements. By submitting your TIN, you give us permission to use this information to verify your identity in accordance with the laws in force for the program. An email will be sent to the adult account owner, inviting them to create a Hyperwallet account in order to receive funds generated using the author code.
Don’t know what Hyperwallet is? This video details what the platform is.
Answers to frequently asked questions about Hyperwallet can be found here.
90,000 7 Potentially Cool Future Fantasy Series – Playbill
Game of Thrones spin-offs
“House of the Dragon”
Initially, the first spin-off of “Game of Thrones” was supposed to be a backstory from screenwriter Jane Goldman (“Kick-Ass”, “Kingsman”) with Naomi Watts, but after an unsuccessful pilot, a barn castle was hung on the project.Instead, there will be another prequel – “House of the Dragon”. In the series, attention will be focused on the Dance of the Dragons – a bloody civil war between representatives of the royal family. The book “Fire and Blood”, on which the future series is based, is the best creation of George R.R. Martin, an epic chronicle of the Targaryen reign, so expectations are high. There will be many dragons, many unexpected deaths and ambiguous characters – in general, everything for which we love “Game of Thrones”. The main thing is that the performance does not disappoint.At least the cast is good: former Doctor Who Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ivans, Olivia Cook from Ready Player One, and Sonoya Mizuno from The Developers.
“9 trips” (working title)
Steve Toussaint as Corlis Velarion and the prototype of the hero
One of the main characters of the “House of Dragons” will be Corlis Velarion, nicknamed the Sea Serpent. In the world of Game of Thrones, he is known as a powerful lord and renowned navigator who amassed fabulous wealth on his travels.It is his campaigns that the series will be devoted to under the tentative title “9 Voyages”. The showrunner is to be Rome and Gotham’s Bruno Heller, with Steve Toussaint of recent Voices of the Streets starring in the lead role.
“The Tale of Dunk and Egg” (working title)
“The Tale of Dunk and Egg” is Martin’s cycle of adventure novels in the “Game of Thrones” universe. The writer conceived a whole series of books (from 6 to 12), but so far he has settled on three: “Boundary Knight”, “Faithful Sword” (or “Sworn Knight” in another version of the translation “) and” The Mysterious Knight “.In the first book, the squire Dunk, along with the aged knight, goes to the tournament. However, the knight dies on the road, and Dunk decides to advance to the tournament with alien armor. There he gets into trouble, which must be resolved by a duel of 14 knights, so Dunk urgently needs to find six friends among the tournament participants. Reminds me of A Knight’s Tale with Heath Ledger, doesn’t it? Just in case, let’s say that Martin’s book came out three years before the film. Another important character is the skinhead boy called Egg, who is actually Targaryen.In the following books, Dunk and Egg embark on new adventures. From the upcoming series, you need to expect a minimum of fantasy and a maximum of the spirit of an adventure novel, which Martin was guided by.
Other Fantasy Series
Lord of the Rings
Shot from the filming of “The Lord of the Rings” from Amazon Studios
Jeff Bezos wanted his own Game of Thrones, so Amazon bought the rights to The Lord of the Rings for a crazy $ 250 million and is going to spend another half a billion dollars on the production of the first season.A minimum of five is planned in total, so streaming will go out of its way to turn the show into an event. The plot will unfold many years before the action of “The Hobbit” and the famous trilogy – in the era when Sauron just forged the ill-fated ring. It is logical to assume that at least one of the storylines will be devoted to just this.
Wheel of Time
Art for the “Wheel of Time”
It seems Jeff Bezos is really serious about replicating the success of Game of Thrones.In addition to Lord of the Rings, a series based on Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time, the second most popular literary fantasy after Tolkien’s works, is due out in 2021, based on sales figures. In the center of the plot – a group of teenage wizards led by Moiraine Damodred, opposing the forces of evil. The role of the sorceress is played by Rosamund Pike, who is also in the executive producer’s chair. The series will air on November 19 via Amazon Prime Video; it has already been renewed for a second season.
Chronicles of the King’s Assassin (working title)
Covers of the first two books of the
The Patrick Rothfuss book series is one of the most revered fantasy books in recent decades.And at the same time, one of the most difficult to film. According to the plot, the famous hero, magician and musician Kvout tells the story of his life to a man known as the Chronicler for three days. The entire story takes three days, and each book is dedicated to one day of the story. To date, Rothfuss has published two books, and the last third, like George Martin, has not been able to finish for ten years. The Rotfuss cycle is loved for its non-trivial world, interesting characters and complex poetic language, which are not so easy to transfer to the screen.And in “The Chronicles of the King’s Assassin,” the description of the music is of great importance – this is what, most likely, attracted the actor, screenwriter and musician Lin-Manuel Miranda. The acclaimed author of Hamilton, the biggest Broadway hit of recent years, is a huge fan of Rothfuss’s books and is determined to make them a great series. But you will have to wait for a long time: according to Miranda, she and Rothfuss have not yet “unraveled the code.”
Russia is also preparing its response to Game of Thrones.The basis is taken from Vera Kamsha’s fantasy cycle “Reflections of Eterna”, which the writer began in 2004 and has not yet finished. Kamsha’s approach is closest to Martin’s with his alternate history novel instead of the traditional elf fantasy. Eterna is set in a world reminiscent of the era of the Reformation: with cardinals, musketeers and sword duels. The plot revolves around the struggle of two powers and palace intrigues in the camp of each side. However, as the plot progresses, the magic will straighten its shoulders more.The series stars Yuri Chursin (“Portraying the Victim”), Yulia Khlynina (“Call Center”), Kirill Zaitsev (“Silver Skates”), Leonid Bichevin (“Union of Salvation”) and Veniamin Smekhov. The authors are planning five seasons and warn of deviations from the Kamsha text with the approval of the writer. “Kinopoisk” promises to show the first episode on the upcoming New Year holidays, and the entire season will be released in 2023.
Steffi Graf Net Worth [2021 update]: Approvals, House and Books
Former tennis player Steffi Graf has a fortune of about $ 40 million.She is one of the greatest athletes with an unrivaled history of nearly seven years.
The tennis player was born on June 14, 1969 in Mannheim, Germany. Thus, we know from her date of birth that she is Gemini.
In addition, Steffi was born to parents Peter Graf and Heidi Graf. Her mother was an ordinary housewife, and her father worked as an insurance agent. In addition, Peter was a sports fan.
He was also the one who inspired Steffi to start playing at a young age.She started playing tennis at the age of five and gradually became involved in tournaments.
Steffi Graf is a former professional tennis player from Germany.
As a result of hard work, as an athlete, she held the title of No. 1 tennis player in the world for a long time.
This article will cover topics related to Steffi’s equity, endorsements, charities, TV shows and more.
Let’s take a look at the quick fact table below.
|Full Name||Stephanie Maria Graf|
|Nickname||Fraulein Forehand, Countess|
|Place of birth||Mannheim, Germany|
|Age||52 years old|
9005 9032 Sexual orientation
|| 5’9 (1.75m)
|| 60kg (132lbs)
9033 903 27 Horoscope
|| Roman Catholic
| 9032 9032 9032 9032 9032 9032 9032 9032 Hair color
|| Eye color
|| Skin color
|| Marital status
|| Andre Agassi
|| Children 9032 8
|| Two children: Jaden Gil Agassi, Jazz El Agassi
|| Father’s Name
|| Peter Graf
|| Mother’s Name
|| Heidi Graf
| One Brother: Michael Graf
|| High School
|| N / A
|| High School Reports
|| N / A
|| N / A
|| University Reports
|| N / A
|| Former Tennis Player
| Current team
|| N / A
|| Former team
|| Mainly played singles, doubles with Gabriela Sabatini (Argentina), Catherine Tanvieria (Szekslova) Czechoslovakia ).
|| Awards & Recognitions
|| Net Worth
|| $ 40 Million
|| Labor Remuneration
|| N / A
|| 90anolla Teekaris , Citibank, Adidas, etc.
|| Children for Tomorrow
|| Social Media
|| Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
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| Last Updated
|| July 2021
Steffi Graf Net Worth | Affirmations and Income
The Earl is worth $ 40 million. In fact, this amount was raised partly in prize money from tennis and partly through deals with other companies such as Adidas, Opel, Teekanne, Citibank, Barilla and Apollinaris.
Let’s clarify that in 1985 the former tennis player signed a contract with the car manufacturer Opel.
In addition, she has supported and promoted many Ayurvedic brands in North America.Hence, this led to her becoming the Kerala Tourism Ambassador.
Meanwhile, during her playing career, Graf also wore Adidas clothing and sneakers. These collections were known as St. Graf Pro-Line. This added $ 30 million to her net worth.
In addition to this, Graf was also associated with a German company called The German Goldpfeil Inc. This company makes bags and accessories. A bag was even launched in her name.
Not only that, but Steffi also has his own company called Agassi Graf Holding.
You may be wondering what this name means. Well, it is formed by combining her name and the name of her husband, aka Andre Agassi.
As a result, these businesses also played a role in the exponential increase in their net worth.
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Steffi Graf: Home and cars
Former tennis player owns a beautiful mansion in Las Vegas, Nevada.First of all, the mansion is their family dream home with a huge complex with a tennis court, which is mainly used by her husband.
However, in 2006, the tennis duo sold their California mansion for $ 20 million.
With 11 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 2 swimming pools, tennis court and helipad, the property was 13,000 sq. Feet.
Likewise, their home in Miami with 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a 3000 sq.Ft was sold in 2010.
They currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Much information is not known about her machines. However, the couple have four pet dogs: Max, Dino, Dusty, and Joshi.
Steffi Graf: Lifestyle and Leisure
Like her interesting career, Steffi’s life is full of sparks as she nevertheless spends time traveling around different countries, at charity events and other events.
In 2014, the former tennis player went on vacation to the Taj Mahal in Agra and visited Mumbai.
In addition, a couple with children were on vacation. They were seen in Porto Cervo, Italy, vacationing on a yacht.
First of all, one of her most memorable trips was to London. The Earl was there to watch Wimbledon, the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.
Steffi Graf: Charity
When it comes to charity, Steffi is ahead of the pack. Twenty years ago, she founded an organization known as Children for the Future . So what is this organization?
Well, this is an organization created especially for rescued children and families.Unfortunately, therefore, they were the victims of domestic violence, war and many other destructive measures.
Likewise, the team consists of doctors and therapists who have helped them heal from mental trauma.
Indeed, the children and adolescents affected are mainly from countries such as Afghanistan, Sudan and Syria.
Photo of volunteers with children
In addition to this, she started one of the most unusual projects called HonigHelden Project .It was specially designed for refugee students.
In addition, the students belonged to the 6-10 age group and were primary school students. There are certainly many activities organized for children such as reading, treasure hunt, writing and more.
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Steffi Graf: Films, Investments and Book Publications
Garf worked in many TV series and documentaries from 1980 to 2019: Red Clay Heroes , The Big Give, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ZDF Sports Extra, etc.D.
In addition, with a fund of $ 15 million, she is the lead investor of Viagogo. It is an e-commerce company specializing in the exchange and reselling of tickets.
In addition, Garf promoted the Dunlop Max 200G racket, Adidas shoes and other accessories during her professional days. Her other support deals include Barilla, Apollinaris, Danone, Teekanne, Citibank.
So far, Graf has been part of books such as Steffi Graf, Sports Great Steffi Graf, Biography of an Outstanding Athlete: Steffi Graf, and Steffi Public Power, Private Pain, Sue Heady.
Of course, in the future we hope to learn more about Steffi Graf.
Steffi Graf: career
Unlike other teenagers who lead a fun life, the former tennis player has participated in many tournaments. By 1985, she was already ranked 7th in the world.
Graf continued her ascent, winning the semifinals and finals of major tournaments. Then, in 1986, she won the Family Circle Cup.
In addition, Steffi successfully defeated her main rival, Navratilova, in the 1988 Grand Slam tournament.
In the same year, she was able to win all four Grand Slam tournaments (French Open, Wimbledon Open, Australian Open and US Open). Of the 31 Grand Slam tournaments she competed in from 1982 to 1999, she won 22.
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3 facts about Steffi Graf
- First, Steffi Graf’s father was convicted in 1997 of tax evasion and sentenced to four years in prison.However, he served only 2 years and a month.
- Secondly, she decided to quit her career in 1999 due to the loss of pleasure and motivation while playing.
- Third, the Earl is married to Andre Agassi, the former No. 1 American tennis player in the world and gold medalist at the 1996 Olympic Games.
- It’s impossible to measure success if you’ve never failed.
- I never look back, I look forward to it.
- You can get a little arrogant, and I think that’s okay, but you should never lose respect for others.
How many titles has Steffi Graf won to date?
Without a doubt, Steffi Graf has won many matches. In total, she has almost 22 tennis titles.
Who is Steffi Graf’s husband? What are his achievements?
Former tennis champion married to André Kirk Agassi. For those who don’t know who Andre is, well, he’s a former tennis player.
Agassi has successfully won first place in the men’s singles throughout his career.
Like his wife, André has achieved many notable achievements.He is Grand Slam champion (8 times), Olympic gold medalist (1996) and runner-up in other Grand Slam tournaments.
Who was the coach of Steffi Graf?
Steffi has had many coaches during his tennis career. But one of the most famous trainers she had was Pavel Folded.
He is a former professional tennis player from the sovereign state of Czechoslovakia in Europe. After his career, he began to coach other players.
Pavel coached Steffi from 1987 to 1991.In addition, Pavel coached Steffi and other tennis players such as Magdalena Maleeva, Anna Kournikova and Jennifer Capriati.
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90,000 Obtaining a mortgage: restrictions on age and marital status
Lenders do not give mortgages to everyone. The worse the general economic situation in the country, the tougher the restrictions become. Therefore, it will be useful for the applicant to look at himself as if from the outside.
Age restrictions are one of the main disadvantages of the Russian mortgage. Russian banks prefer to issue loans to borrowers over 25 years old. Of course, the bank can provide a mortgage if you are under 25. And applicants from the age of 21 are usually allowed for consideration. But in the end, not everyone gets the approval of the application. For example, if a young man who has not completed military service in the armed forces applies for a loan, he must prove to the bank that he is exempt from the draft.
On the other hand, banks are interested in attracting borrowers who have just started a family.The leading players in the mortgage market even have specialized products with lower interest rates. The focus of the programs is emphasized in the title: “Young family”, “Mortgage for the young”, etc. And in a number of such products, for a certain period of time, the rate is further reduced at the birth of children. It is worth clarifying that in these cases people under the age of 35 are called young.
There are also upper age limits. Lenders do not particularly favor borrowers of pre-retirement age. Almost any bank makes a prerequisite that at the time of repayment of the loan the borrower’s age should not exceed 60 years for women and 65 years for men.In practice, problems with the approval of mortgage applications arise after 45 years. Alas, the older a person is, the more likely he will not live to see the full repayment of the loan.
This does not mean that an elderly applicant will necessarily be denied a loan. An elderly borrower may face an increased rate for compulsory insurance transactions. Moreover, not every insurance company is ready to work with an aged client.
An additional reason for bankers not to develop programs aimed at elderly borrowers is that it is quite difficult for an elderly person to find another job with a decent salary in the event of a job loss – even if it is not his fault.
Ideal, from the point of view of lenders, the borrower is as follows. Age 25-40 years old, married, with a higher education, is an employee of a large company with a long work experience and high officially confirmed income, with real estate, a car in ownership, with a positive credit history.
But there are not enough ideal borrowers for everyone. Therefore, many banks allow taking out mortgages not only to officially married couples, but also to those in a civil marriage. The only difference is that registered spouses receive housing in joint ownership, and civil ones – in shared ownership.Regardless of marital status, the borrower of the mortgage is one individual. His spouse, in accordance with the mandatory requirement of many banks, acts as a co-borrower.
At the same time, banks do not favor single borrowers. Such clients can increase the rate of insurance of the pledged object or even refuse to issue a home loan.
Seven Football Lessons | Harvard Business Review Russia
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The FIFA World Cup is not only a celebration for fans, but also a headache for employers.During matches, labor productivity and discipline of employees drop sharply, which leads to real losses. For example, the American company InsideView estimated the losses from the “downtime” of the American economy while watching the 2010 World Cup matches at $ 122 million. More than a million people in Germany take sick leave to watch football, and the GulfTalent survey showed that more than a quarter of corporate employees in the Middle East plan to watch the 2018 World Cup at work, and a fifth – to leave the office earlier.
But in fact, the leaders of large companies can also benefit from the World Cup. The world’s leading business schools have long used the experience of football coaches in leadership development programs. Big football is almost an ideal laboratory in which all the successes and failures of the leaders are visible. Football has a diverse team of players, fierce competition, financial constraints, a high factor of randomness and high demands on the result. Everything is like in real business.So while employees are on sick leave, there are many lessons that corporate leaders can learn.
Lesson one: the value of a team is not determined by the value of its players
The history of football championships is rich in examples of teams that have achieved success without superstars in their squad. Greece, unknown to anyone, became the European champion in 2004. Iceland blew up Euro 2016 reaching the quarterfinals. Denmark won the European Championship in 1992, accidentally getting there a few days before the start of the tournament instead of the belligerent Yugoslavia withdrawn from the championship.At the same time, Michael Laudrup did not play for Denmark due to a conflict with the coach, who a few years later was recognized as the best football player in the country of all time. The coaches of these teams were well aware that their players would not be able to stand one on one against the superstars of the enemy, so they relied on discipline, physical fitness, defensive tactics and team play. Their main task was not to remake the players, but to make the most of what they have and create motivation to win.
Claudio Ranieri, who led the once supernumerary Leicester to victory in the English Premier League in 2016, deliberately turned down an invitation to the All-Star team so as not to upset the balance in the dressing room.He understood perfectly well that “refuseniks” who did not fit other clubs could be much more motivated than the great players who achieved everything. In the 1990s, Alex Ferguson also did not buy stars, but relied on the youth at Manchester United, which later determined the face of British football: David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, the Neville brothers. Just like the refuseniks, young players will never forget a leader who believed in them and gave them a chance.
Lesson two: the leader gets power not “from above”, but “from below”
On November 17, 1993, the Russian national team lost 0: 1 to Greece in a non-decisive match of the qualifying tournament for the 1994 World Cup, having secured a place ahead of schedule in this tournament.That same evening, a group of leading players signed the so-called “letter of fourteen”, in which they demanded the resignation of head coach Pavel Sadyrin. The Russian Football Union supported the coach, some of the players withdrew their signatures, but the atmosphere in the team was destroyed. At the World Championships in the USA, Russia did not leave the group, and then regularly changed head coaches and could not even overcome the qualifying stage for the 1998 World Cup.
All studies, without exception, state that the success of a leader depends on the ability to receive support and approval from the followers: the team must have a clear sense that the leader is “one of us”.A CEO, like a coach, can be outbid and appointed by shareholders, but if the team does not “buy” him, then his term of leadership will be very short. That is why it is often difficult for foreign leaders to adapt to a new context. To do this, you need to act like Guus Hiddink, who, heading the Russian national team, has repeatedly repeated that his first task is to become a Russian.
Lesson three: “number” in the right hands leads to victory
Argentina and Germany met in the final of the 2014 World Cup, two teams that profess completely different styles of play.Germany won 1-0, defeating five-time world champions Brazilians 7-1 in the semifinals a couple of days earlier. The secret of victory was revealed later at a joint press conference with SAP: it turned out to be a specially developed system, Match Insight, which analyzes big data. The program collected information from cameras on the behavior of the players of the German team and their rivals and built an interactive visualization of everything that was happening on the field – in 10 minutes of the game, 10 players generated up to 7 million micro-events that got into the system.As a result, the program with a high degree of probability predicted the speed, direction of movement and action of the enemy players, which made it possible to find an adequate answer to the question “What to do?” For example, one of the results of the analysis was the systematic work of the coaching staff to reduce the time of possession of the ball – from 3.4 seconds in 2010 to 1.1 seconds in 2014.
In the era of digital, a leader cannot ignore new technologies. In 1950, Briton Charles Rip invented football analytics using a pencil and notepad.Today the leaders of football and business have at their disposal the most powerful computing systems and access to zettabytes of information about everything in the world. If artificial intelligence enters the field as the twelfth player, it is unlikely that something can prevent him from taking a full-fledged place on the board of directors in the near future.
Lesson four: emotions are more important than data
In studying the attitude of Manchester United players towards their great coach Alex Ferguson, London Business School researchers found it difficult to determine which emotion they most often feel – love or fear.Ferguson kept this balance so skillfully that he did not allow even such star players as David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo to relax – and mercilessly parted with them if the moment required it. “Motivating a team of different people is not enough – you need to become a leader who lives with purpose,” Ferguson said in an interview. Perhaps this is why the players admitted that no one wanted to let him down or disappoint him, although the media called him a “master of fear” and a man who was obsessed with control.
The author of the “Icelandic miracle” at Euro 2016 Heimir Hallgrimsson has his own recipe for awakening emotions. Before each match, he shows the football players motivational videos, collected either from successful actions on the field of each player, or from photo cards of their family members. The team even has a dedicated person who makes these videos. The feeling of support, which will always be with you, regardless of the result, makes the Icelanders give their best.
These two examples echo the concept of “secure base leadership,” which requires leaders to provide employees with a sense of security on the one hand and constantly motivate them to take risks.If you tilt the balance towards safety, there is no motivation to do more. If you constantly push into the risk zone, then the feeling of self-confidence will be lost and fear will appear. Since a person is not a rational being, it is impossible to achieve success without attention to emotions.
Lesson five: a good coach is not necessarily a strong player
The 1994 World Cup final was unique in that the coaches of the teams that played, Italy and Brazil, had never played professional football themselves.Brazilian Carlos Alberto Pareira started out as a fitness coach and went on to compete in the World Cups six times as head coach with different national teams. And the Italian Arrigo Sacchi played so badly in his youth that he was not even taken to the amateur club of his native village. This did not stop him from becoming his coach at the age of 26. When asked how he was able to have a successful career without being a player, Sakki replied, “I never thought that in order to become a good jockey, you must first become a horse.”The examples of Maradona, Lothar Matthaus and Hristo Stoichkov, who failed as coaches, confirm this metaphor.
The work of a leader is, first of all, communication with other people who often surpass him as professionals. Not realizing this, many young professionals and managers fall into the same trap of excellence, trying to become high professionals in their field. The things that make a great player (speed, technique, hitting, playful thinking) will not help him become a great coach.Likewise, it is not the best salesperson, marketer, or production shop foreman who becomes a leader in business.
Lesson Six: There is no “right” or “wrong” style in leadership
Watching coaches during football matches reveals a palette of leadership styles and behaviors. If Valeriy Lobanovsky, the legendary Soviet and Ukrainian coach, spent most of the match silently sitting and swaying in his chair, pondering the next step, then Portuguese Jose Mourinho behaves extremely impulsively during the match, often raises his voice to the players and may even enter into a clash with his counterpart …Hungarian Gustav Shebesh invented the “total football” system, which was later perfected by the Dutch – it is aimed at the harmonious development of different qualities of football players. And the “king of football” Brazilian Pele argued that a country where they try to cover up the weak qualities of the players instead of relying on the strengths of the players will never become the world champion.
There are a myriad of coaching styles, and none of them is the only correct one. Authenticity is what great coaches as well as great leaders have in common.You cannot become a successful leader by trying to copy someone else. One can only develop one’s own identity through practice, failures and mistakes. What works for one – like Ferguson’s over-control, won’t work for Guus Hiddink, who has built his team on trust in the players and the coaching staff. There is no “magic pill” – you need to look for it yourself and always remember that in the long run it is not the one who has become better than the opponent who wins today, but the one who has become better than yesterday.
Lesson seven: success is not an accident, but many small steps
When in 2012 the Russian national team began the European Championship with a brilliant victory over the Czechs (4: 1), many fans and commentators began to call her one of the favorites of the tournament …However, the subsequent vague games with Poland and Greece buried hope and showed that it is not enough to play one match successfully – one must regularly prove one’s superiority. The match with the Greeks was the last for the coach of the Russian national team Dick Advocaat. By the way, Leicester coach Claudio Ranieri was fired 9 months after winning a fantastic English Premier League win. The path from the zenith of glory for leaders is often much shorter than to it.
Icelander Heimir Hallgrimsson said that success is not a destination, it is a movement to a destination.Perhaps it was this mentality that helped Iceland not to rest on its laurels after Euro 2016, but to confidently qualify for the 2018 World Cup and adequately play a draw with Argentina in the first match of the tournament. Hallgrimsson is echoed by Gerd Müller, one of the top scorers in the history of world football: “My task is to hit the goal 10 times with 10 shots from three meters.” To do this, Müller additionally practiced this simple skill after each training session, thanks to which he received the nickname “master of small heads”. “Practice, practice, practice” – concludes Ferguson’s thought.It is impossible to become a great coach from the books, just as it is impossible to win the next match with the same tactics as in the previous one.
The team wins the match, but the coach always loses, therefore leadership and responsibility for other people is a heavy burden both in football and in business.