5 American Athletes Who Made the Most Money in 2014
There aren’t many industries that are as familiar with vast sums of wealth vested on very public persons as professional sports. Sure, there are movie stars, but a big part of why pro athletes are paid so well is that they become a pervasive backdrop to everyday life. They become benchmarks for our lives — that’s why stories about seminal sporting events are often prefaced with “I remember where I was when,” because they’re instances and happenings that become measurements for time.
That’s a longwinded way of say that a lot of these guys make a ton of money. A metric ton of money. Sometimes many metrics worth of dough — and they’re absolutely deserving of it, even if their only qualification is winning a genetic lottery. According to Fortune, the ones who are at the top of the list all have fairly familiar names.
So, these pro athletes that make a lot of money keep making a lot of money. The sun rises in the East, and the Minnesota Timberwolves lose a talented Power Forward named Kevin. Read on for the five U.S. athletes that were paid the most money to do what they do in 2014.