15. Maria Sharapova has won 4 Grand Slam titles and held the No 1 ranking. She has become a major brand in the USA and across the globe. Endorsements & fashion deals with Nike, Evian & Samsung will now be alongside the new Porsche deal she struck in April. Sharapova is highly marketable because she appeals to both females and males. She has also invested long-term with her own candy line, Sugarpova, which stretches her brand out to kids.
Tennis star Maria Sharapova has now been roped in as brand ambassador for Sports car maker Porsche AG. The cooperation is initially signed for three years and involves a global communications campaign. Speaking on finalizing Maria Sharapova as the company's brand ambassador at explaining presentation in Stuttgart, Matthias Mueller, CEO of Porsche AG said, "Maria Sharapova is an exceptional athlete. She combines top performance in her sports with elegance and power. #PorschesCars