LaDainian Tomlinson

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LaDainian Tomlinson

Power 100 rank: 47
Sport: NBA/San Diego Chargers—RB
Age: 30
Most recent notable achievement: Last year became fastest player to score 150 career TDs
Earnings: $9.2 million
Key sponsors: Nike, Campbell's, Vizio

Why he's on the list: Conventional wisdom says running backs slow down when they hit age 30, and Tomlinson followed suit in 2009, turning in his worst pro season to date. Still, nine previous seasons of astounding statistics and jaw-dropping runs allow Tomlinson to remain a force in both the sports and business worlds.