#10. Lewis Hamilton (Racing) Estimated Earnings: $46 million
Lewis Hamilton proved his worth as an F1 driver when he notched the 2015 F1 Championship. Mercedes rewarded him for his achievement and extended his contract by 3 years with an improved payout of over $140 million including bonuses. Many brands have also taken a strong liking to his personality and marketability and have tied him down to endorsement deals. Some of these brands include L’Oreal, IWC, MV Augusta Motorcycles, Monster Energy and Bombardier etc. In the past year, Lewis had a handsome annual salary of $42 million. He further made $4 million in endorsement money. There’s no doubt he’ll earn more in 2016.