Editorial: Do Athletes Get Paid Too Much?

Athletes are some of the highest paid people in the world. Some may say that they get paid too much, some may say too little.

Some of the highest paid athletes include; Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, Kevin Durant, and Andrew Luck. Currently, the highest paid athlete is famous, well known soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo has an annual salary of $58 million! Some people believe he makes too little for all the hard work he puts into his sport, while others think he makes too much. Recently, the boxing and UFC champions, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fought for the boxing championship. Many people were unhappy with Mayweather for coming out of retirement just for this fight. His response was, “If you could make $300 million in an hour, would you?” Does this mean that some athletes are just in it for the money?

There are also some athletes that people believe get paid too little. For example, the average salary of a female professional soccer player is around a $13 thousand salary. That is approximately  $57.9 million difference between the highest paid athlete and some of the lowest paid athletes. One of the highest paid female soccer player is Marta Vieira da Silva, who makes around $500 thousand per year.

It all comes down to your opinion about whether the pay of professional athletes is too high or too low. Do you believe they get paid too much or do you believe they get paid too little?


By Carter Catatdo

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