After my two fantasy football drafts at the weekend, I’m finding myself paying a lot more attention to the fall sports season. So I was interested to see this short story in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal.
Apparently, it takes the average American almost four years to earn $100,000. But for NBA superstar LeBron James, all it takes is 21 minutes of playing time in an NBA game. Tiger Woods? Just 11 holes on the links. The New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez earns $100,000 for every six pitches he sees at the plate. More from the story:
Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers may have him beat. If you include his signing bonus, Mr. Roethlisberger brought in 100 grand for every 3.6 snaps he took in 2008 (many of which were hand-offs). But at least he helped his team win a Super Bowl.
Written by Paul Monies