15. Tom Brady – American Football
Earnings: $44.1 M
Sorry, how much? If you just spat your drink out, this is the lowest number you’ll see on the list, so hold onto your seat! Tom Brady of the infamous Brady Bunch (just kidding!) is now the country’s top quarterback, thanks to Peyton Mannings retirement! With his recent $28 million contract extension bonus, a tasty endorsement deal with Tag Heuer and his appearance in an ad campaign for Simmons Beautyrest, Brady is sitting pretty on a throne made of money! Oh, and did we mention this hulking quarterback is a dream in the kitchen? His recently published cook book sold out the day it was released! Take that Gordon Ramsey!