What would it be like to be among the most popular athletes in the world? The money, the fame, the fans…it seems to be something like a fairytale for the athletes on this list, but make no mistake; All of them arrived on this list because of hard work and determination. Nobody becomes great without sacrifice and a hell of a work ethic. Once an athlete has achieved goals of world titles, sponsorships and winning over the hearts of fans all over the world, they become legends. Take a look at these 20 athletes and see just how popular they have become.
20. Steph Curry
The new face of talent in the NBA belongs to a man named Steph Curry. The amazing 3 point hero has already lead his perennial loser of a team, the Golden State Warriors to an NBA championship behind his record 3-point shooting and 30 points per game. Curry makes about $15 million a year but that’s expected to increase dramatically after he lead his team to an all-time victories of 73 wins and his second straight award as league MVP.
Social Media: 21.1 Million Followers