Federer make Forbes top 100 list

Roger Federer have made the grade in Forbes’ 2012 list of the world’s most powerful celebrities. Federer was the highest-ranked tennis players at No. 31, followed by Nadal (47), Maria Sharapova (71), Serena Williams (77) and Li Na (87).

Of Federer, Forbes wrote that he “has the most impressive endorsement portfolio in sports with nine sponsors that collectively earn Federer more than $30 million annually including long-term deals with Nike, Rolex, Wilson and Credit Suisse. He also commands more than $1 million per exhibition event. Federer is widely perceived as the greatest tennis player ever. He holds the records for most singles Grand Slam wins (16) and career prize money ($70 million). He appeared in a staggering 18 out of 19 Grand Slam finals between 2005 and 2010.”

The ‘Celebrity 100’ is based on entertainment-related earnings plus media visibility (exposure in print, television, radio and online).  Inclusion for the list covers film and television actors, TV personalities, models, athletes, authors, musicians and comedians.

Date: 17.05.2012, Source: ATP


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