Sport: Surfer
Bonafides From 2002-2012: 5x ASP World Champion, 28 Wins
Kelly is an icon. He has dominated surfing for nearly three decades. He even has a video game (Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer) and had a recurring role on Baywatch. At 40, Kelly is still the man to beat. Kelly's biographer, Jason Borte likened Slater's impact on surfing to the 90's internet revolution. Kelly made the sport and its stars viable to sponsors and brought in a new generation of fans. No one has ever had the success he's had and is the Michael Jordan of his sport. Kelly was the youngest No. 1 surfer at 20 and the oldest at 38. RIP to the competition.