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Report Outlines Top 10 Sports Stars with the Highest-off Field Earnings

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A brand new report from OLBG is showing the Top 10 sports stars with the highest off-field earnings of the last year, showing which athletes are raking in the big bucks with endorsements, business ventures, and even verticals focused on sports influencers.

Top 10 sports stars with the highest off-field earnings

Rank

Athlete

Sport

Total Earnings

On-Field Earnings

Off-Field Earnings

1

Roger Federer

Tennis

$90.7m

$0.7m

$90.0m

2

LeBron James

Basketball

$121.2m

$41.2m

$80.0m

3

Tiger Woods

Golf

$68.0m

$0.0m

$68.0m

4

Naomi Osaka

Tennis

$59.2m

$1.2m

$58.0m

5

Cristiano Ronaldo

Soccer

$115.0m

$60.0m

$55.0m

5

Lionel Messi

Soccer

$130.0m

$75.0m

$55.0m

7

Tom Brady

Football

$83.9m

$31.9m

$52.0m

8

Kevin Durant

Basketball

$92.1m

$42.1m

$50.0m

9

Stephen Curry

Basketball

$92.8m

$45.8m

$47.0m

10

Serena Williams

Tennis

$45.3m

$0.3m

$45.0m

Additionally, the report showed the following:
  • Former NFL quarterback Tom Brady, who retired in 2023, has been crowned the NFL athlete making the most money off-field, with the quarterback earning $52m off-field, compared to $31.9m on-field.
  • The NBA star with the highest off-field earnings is Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James at $80m. This total is $30m more than Phoenix Suns superstar Kevin Durant’s off-field earnings of $50m who took second place.
  • With earnings of $55m from business ventures, soccer/futbol players Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named the soccer/futbol players making the most money off-field. This is more than double soccer/futbol superstar Neymar’s off-field earnings, at $25m, who took third place.
  • Racers Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are the only Formula 1 drivers to feature in the top 50 sports stars with the highest off-track earnings. Hamilton took 30th place, with earnings of $8m, with Verstappen’s earnings of $2m good enough for 43rd.
  • LIV golfer Phil Mickelson has been named golf’s highest off-field earner, with the LIV Golf star making $42m from business ventures. This total is also the 11th highest off-field earnings of any athlete.
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‘Blade’ Director Yann Demange Officially Exits Film

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Marvel’s reboot of ‘Blade’ will have to find a new director as Yann Demange has reportedly exited the film, marking yet another shakeup for the project that has had it’s fair share of changes and delays, according to The Wrap.

Per the report, director Yann Demange (“Lovecraft Country”) has officially departed Marvel’s new Blade movie, an “entirely amicable” split they say happened “a while ago.” This marks the second time that the film has seen it’s director depart, with Bassam Tariq (Mogul Mowgli) exiting the project back in September 2022.

The film is currently slated to hit theaters on November 7th 2025, with Eric Perason working on the script and Michael Starrbury, Nic Pizzolatto and Michael Green writing previous draft, but given all of the issues that the film has had to this point, and will likely continue, a delay may be likely.

 

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Max Continues to Develop ‘Conjuring’ Series

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Conjuring

With the immense popularity of the ‘Conjuring’ universe, the films that have spawned box office success, and the spinoffs in the works, it was only a matter of time before a series was developed for television.

Max is working on that, having originally announced that the popular film franchise was heading to the small screen back in April 2023, and now news has popped stating that production is still continuing as we are deep into 2024.

“There are other properties [in development] like The Conjuring, which is a big movie franchise that we’re developing into a series” HBO’s Casey Bloys said, during an interview with Variety this week.

James Wan’s Atomic Monster Productions and Peter Safran’s The Safran Company will produce the small screen series, in association with WBTV.

 

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‘Masters of the Universe’ Live Action Reboot Set to Arrive in 2026

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After many, many years there will finally be a live-action reboot of the classic ‘Masters of the Universe’ which is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 5th, 2026 and will be directed by Travis Knight, according to Deadline.

Mattel Films’ Robbie Brenner, and Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch are producing while Chris Butler is working on the screenplay.

According to the reported synopsis: “The movie follows ten-year-old Prince Adam who crashed to Earth in a spaceship and was separated from his magical Power Sword—the only link to his home on Eternia. After tracking it down almost two decades later, Prince Adam is whisked back across space to defend his home planet against the evil forces of Skeletor. But to defeat such a powerful villain, Prince Adam will first need to uncover the mysteries of his past and become He-Man: the most powerful man in the Universe.”

While the film had been in limbo for several years with Sony initially attached and then Netflix, it is now coming to life at Amazon MGM.

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