Tom Brady ranks 21st on ESPN's World Fame list

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Tom Brady is far and away the most famous athlete in the Boston area, and he's easily one of the most famous athletes in the world.

ESPN's World Fame 100 list has him ranked as the 21st most famous athlete in the world. He's behind greats such as LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Usain Bolt and others.

Last year, Brady ranked 52nd, so he jumped up 31 spots. With $8 million in endorsements (I doubt the Aston Martin endorsement factors in that figure), millions of Facebook and Instagram followers, championships galore and a gorgeous wife, it really isn't hard to see why Brady is so famous.

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