- AffiliationChicago Bulls (NBA)
- Last Year's Rank7
- Total Earnings$34,632,688
Once again D-Rose was injured and sat out most of the season, and once again he’s high on this list anyway, thanks to a guaranteed salary and a hefty endorsement stable. In fact, experts say playing this year likely would have led to even more endorsements; many brands think Rose is tomorrow’s LeBron or Kobe, in terms of marketability. He has a huge deal with Adidas, in addition to Powerade, Wilson, Skullcandy and some local Chicago companies.