#7. Cam Newton (NFL) Estimated Earnings: $53.1 million
People either love Cam Newton or hate him—there is no in between. The man plies his trade for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted as the first overall pick by the aforementioned team in 2011. Newton capped off the 2015 season by capturing MVP honors after leading his team to a 15-1 record in the regular season. Currently, he is on a $103 million contract with the Panthers, including an average annual salary of $20.7 million. The man is also tied to several brands namely Under Armour, Microsoft, and Gatorade etc helping his earnings to $53.1 million.