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10 Most Powerful Athletes in Sports
For the third year in a row, Lebron James is the Most Powerful Athlete in Sports according to The POWER 100 ranking. This annual... 10 Most Powerful Athletes in Sports

For the third year in a row, Lebron James is the Most Powerful Athlete in Sports according to The POWER 100 ranking. This annual list, now in its sixth year, uses a complex statistical model to accurately compare performance and influence through an athlete’s on-field and off-field attributes.

The on-field attributes measure an athlete’s ranking within his or her sport, relative to all other participants. Each athlete is compared to peer group averages, by sport (and position when necessary), in a number of statistical categories. Next, a multiplier is used to adjust athletes’ rankings, based on the popularity and viewing audience of that sport.

The off-field score blends three key social media metrics in its calculation. Unlike other indices that only measure reach or the size of one’s potential audience, the MVPindex considers reach along with the subject’s actual social media engagement activity and the conversation surrounding the athlete across the web. These three components – reach, engagement, and conversation provide a focused picture of an athlete’s influence and the overall value of his or her social media footprint.

Based on these ranking factors, here are the 10 Most Powerful Athletes in Sports:

  1. LeBron James

lebron james cleveland cavaliers
Age: 31
POWER 100: 6th appearance, 5th top ten, 3rd straight #1 ranking
Twitter: @kingjames
IG: @kingjames

2. Stephen Curry

stephen curry

Age: 28
POWER 100: 2nd appearance, 1st top 10
Twitter: @stephencurry30
IG: @stephencurry30

3. Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic
Age: 28
POWER 100: 4th appearance, 3rd top 10
Twitter: @djokernole
IG: @djokernole

4. Serena Williams

serean williams
Age: 34
POWER 100: 6th appearance, 1st top 10
Twitter: @serenawilliams
IG: @serenawilliams

5. Kevin Durant

kevin durant
Age: 27
POWER 100: 6th appearance, 2nd top 10
Twitter: @kdtrey5
IG: @easymoneysniper

6. Patrick Kane

patrick kane
Age: 27
POWER 100: 2nd appearance, 1st top 10
Twitter: @88pkane
IG: @ppkaner

7. Antonio Brown

antonio brown dancing with the stars
Age: 27
POWER 100: 2nd appearance, 1st top 10
Twitter: @antoniobrown84
IG: @antoniobrown84

8. Cam Newton

cam newton
Age: 26
POWER 100: 3rd appearance, 1st top 10
Twitter: @cameronewton
IG: @cameron1newton

9. Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy
Age: 26
POWER 100: 4th appearance, 2nd top 10
Twitter: @mcilroyrory
IG: @rorymcilroy

10. James Harden

james harden houston rockets
Age: 26

POWER 100: 3rd appearance, 1st top 10
Twitter: @jharden13
IG: @jharden13

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Frederick J. Goodall Editor-in-Chief

Frederick J. Goodall is the Editor-in-Chief of Mocha Man Style, media spokesperson, event host, photographer, and a top social media influencer in Houston, TX. He enjoys traveling, listening to live bands, and spending time with his kids.