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Hugely Talented And Richly Compensated

How long does it take 16 of the biggest names in sports to make as much as you do in an entire year?

Go to ESPN Salary Crunch, pick your favorite star, enter your annual income and prepare to be humbled.

If you’re not a grossly overpaid bank executive you’ll need a stopwatch, not a calendar, to measure the result.

Let’s say, for example, you make $70,000 a year and want to see how long it takes New York Giant’s quarterback Eli Manning to pull down a similar paycheck.

ESPN Salary Crunch

Four minutes into the season opener Manning has made as much as you do in an entire year.

We love the final stat that shows how many years you’d have to work to make Eli’s annual salary — 232 in this example.

And he isn’t even as good as his brother.

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  1. Tsunami Cid said:
    on November 11th at 03:05 pm

    Thank you very much for posting this. It pisses me off to no end that people who are talented at hitting a ball around are making so much money. What do they need it for?

    As an artist, it is depressing to know that friends of mine have had to almost shut down theatres because they can’t get the necessary grant money to keep their non-profit afloat. Meanwhile, Manny Ramirez makes in a year what would take me *almost* a millenium to make.

    Sad state of things if you ask me…

  2. Craig C said:
    on November 12th at 02:54 pm

    What pisses me off is hypocrites. Everyone wants to achieve the ‘American Dream’ by hitting it big and making millions of dollars. But sometimes those same people begrudge the next guy who achieved the goal.

    If you don’t want to see athletes make millions, don’t watch them on TV and don’t go to their games. What makes their salary happen is all of those who do. The same is true of actors; don’t go see their movies, don’t rent or buy their DVDs. Don’t like to see the banks pay executives big bucks? Don’t bank with the big banks, don’t get you loan through them, don’t apply for their credit cards.

    Quite frankly, I think a bank or business executive who has to make good decisions about billions (or trillions) of dollars ought to earn a heck of a lot more money than an actor who happens to pretend really well. (And no, I am not a bank executive) Make no mistake, I am not saying those individuals who make poor decisions should be paid well.

  3. A.Bundy said:
    on November 14th at 02:43 pm

    “If you don’t want to see athletes make millions, don’t watch them on TV and don’t go to their games.”

    I’ve spent my whole life doing exactly that! You cant imagine how much money that has saved me.

  4. Bryan said:
    on November 16th at 08:18 am

    These stats are really bogus. This doesn’t factor in the time spent training, practicing, traveling, etc. Gametime alone doesn’t even come close to recognizing the actual time put in by athletes.