Brees, 34, had a relatively small base salary last season ($3 million) but landed a gargantuan $37 million signing bonus with his new contract in July 2012. He has traded on his family-man image by plugging products like Dove, Vicks VapoRub, Chase, Verizon (Fortune 500), Tide and now Wrangler. ,
Mark Teixeira, Cal Ripken, Jr. and Randy Johnson made big money in Major League Baseball. Now they discuss the business ventures they've pursued outside of sports.