These days even the small-time celebrities, those who had their 15 minutes of fame can end up as endorsers. But the biggest endorsement deals go to the top celebrities, those who have millions of followers in social media. These are the stars who make millions of dollars just because they are recommending products, so who are the biggest endorsers today?
1. Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake signed a $6 million deal with McDonald’s. He shot a video and recorded the song “I’m lovin’ it”. Timberlake later said that he regrets signing the deal.
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2. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie was paid over $10 million to pose for ads for Louis Vuitton. There were no lines to remember, all she had to do was to pose in front of a camera.
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3. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber has one of the largest social media followings and companies know that his fans are mostly young girls. That’s the main reason why OPI Nail Polish signed him on a $12 Million deal.
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4. Kim Kardashian
Kim K signed up on a deal with Glu Mobile, an app gaming company where all she has to do is lend her name to an app character. She reportedly got 45% of all the earnings from the app which is reportedly taking in anywhere between $43-85 million .
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5. George Clooney
George Clooney has been endorsing Nespresso since 2005 and has made more than $50 million from the whole deal. What’s amazing is that most of what he has earned goes to maintaining a satellite that is meant to look at the Sudanese border.
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6. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman has been the face for Chanel no 5. since 2003. It’s reported that Kidman is earning $4 million every year for the deal.
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Beyonce is one of the most recognizable faces in the world today and that means a lot when it comes to product endorsements. Pepsi has taken advantage of that and they gave her a 10 year contract worth $50 million.
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8. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan’s endorsement deal with Nike is probably the most lucrative in sports endorsement deals of all time. But Jordan also has other deals that has made him the richest sportsman in history.
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9. 50 Cent
When 50 Cent was approached to endorse Vitamin Water, he negotiated so that he could own part of the company. When the company was sold later on, the rapper earned $100 million. Not bad.
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10. George Foreman
George Foreman didn’t like the idea of selling grills using his name, but he was soon convinced when he tried it out. The deal has earned him more than $200 million.