Candace Parker

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Candace Parker

Power 100 rank: 92
Sport: WNBA/Los Angeles Sparks—F
Age: 23
Most recent notable achievement: 2008 WNBA MVP
Earnings: $5 million
Key sponsors: McDonald's, Adidas, Gatorade

Why she's on the list: Fans and sponsors could not ignore an astonishing 2008 season that saw Parker win an NCAA championship, an Olympic gold medal, and both the WNBA Rookie of the Year and MVP awards.