Being an athlete is a hard position. You have the burden off carrying your team’s name or yours alone, as well as the expectation of fans. However, if you’re really good and once you make it, it pays off incredibly, whichever sport this may be. It’s no surprise so many young people are trying to become professional athletes.
Just look at the Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes in 2016.
1. Floyd Mayweathyer – $100 Million per year
Boxing matches may not come on as often as football or basketball games, but the intense training needed for each match takes a toll on the body. It’s no wonder that Mayweather who is a boxing welterweight champion gets big bucks when he wins his matches. He annually earns about $100 million per year from matches, endorsements and so on.