Re: ** Masha News and Articles! ** Vol. 2
Russia's most powerful celebrity: Sharapova
BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhuanet) -- Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is the only Russian national on the Forbes list of 100 most influential celebrities, unveiled on Monday night.
Sharapova appears in commercials for such brands as Canon, Prince, Tiffany, Tag Heuer and Land Rover. Her biggest contract was signed with sports products company Nike, which re-signed the athlete in January to an eight-year contract worth up to 70 million U.S. dollars. She also receives money from sales of her own tennis line and a line of bags and shoes through Nike subsidiary Cole Haan, according to RT reports.
The Forbes rating of the most powerful celebrities is based on the frequency of their names being mentioned in the mass media, and also on their financial success.