ESPN released an infographic showing the world’s highest paying athletes. No surprise, Floyd “Money” Mayweather is at the top of the list, followed by two footballers, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – to no surprise. I got a little chuckle when I saw Ronaldo makes 50.2 mil and Messi makes 50.1 mil – definitely Ronaldo saying to Real Madrid that he wanted to be the highest paid player in the world and nudging Messi by 100k.
I was surprised to see Zach Greinke atop the list for baseball players – he’s well overpaid. Just goes to show how ridiculous baseball contracts have turned into in the past decade or so.