11 time Olympic medalist is the face of Gillette and even has successful
modeling deals with Ralph Lauren and Speedo.
Since he was 16, the world’s fastest man has had his own clothing line with Puma. Other big brands that have been struck by lightning include Visa, Gatorade, and Nissan.
As the first African American female to win gold in the individual all-around gymnastics during this year’s Summer Olympics, she’s caught the attention of Kellogg’s and Procter & Gamble.
Her figure skating gold medal success in the 1992 Winter Olympics opened the door to numerous endorsement opportunities with companies like GE and Kellogg’s.
Phelps’ historic success in the pool has earned him millions in endorsements from Speedo, Omega, Visa, Nike, Rosetta Stone, Under Armour, and recently Louis Vuitton.
Snowboarding prodigy and gold medalist Shaun White can be seen in many ad campaigns from Red Bull and Burton Snowboards to Oakley and Hewlett-Packard. He has a clothing line at Target and even his own snowboarding video game.
Off the track, the Jamaican born gold medalist endorses products for Nike, BMW, Citibank, and the popular vitamin brand Nutrilite.
The track and field star's decathlon success during the 1976 Olympics earned him the title of “world’s greatest athlete,” as well as a spot on Wheaties cereal boxes for 7 years. Jenner’s athletic achievements also brought him endorsements with Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Company.
The basketball legend’s long time endorsement with Nike is still remarkably popular today. His campaigns for Hanes, Wheaties, McDonald’s, and Gatorade have also attained commercial success.