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6 Top Black Athletes Who Make More Money From Endorsements Than Their Sports

It pays to be talented, but it pays even more to have a transcendent personality to go with that talent. These six athletes are proof that their influence away from the competition is phenomenal, according to Business Insider.

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt: 99 percent of earnings from endorsements

Total Earnings: $24.2 million, 40th overall

Salary/Winnings: $200,000

Endorsements: $24 million

The track star’s major endorsements include Puma, Gatorade and Virgin Media. Bolt’s Puma deal is most lucrative ever given to a track athlete, thought to be valued around $32 million over four years.

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