Dwayne Wade

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Dwayne Wade

Power 100 rank: 6
Sport: NBA/Miami Heat—
Age: 28
Most recent notable achievement: 2009 NBA Scoring Title
Earnings: $28 million
Key sponsors: T-Mobile, Nike, Gatorade

Why he's on the list: D-Wade is blessed with many of the same attributes that made LeBron James the second most powerful athlete in 2009. While Wade lands slightly lower on the list than his good friend, he has the one thing James covets: an NBA championship.