Professional athletes are the peak of the human condition. They are typically the most physically fit specimens that our species have to offer. This is one of the reasons why the Olympics are so incredible – it is a chance for every country around the world to show off their biggest, fastest, and strongest and have them all compete against each other on the world stage.
These are the people who entertain us and give us our hometown pride. From the NFL to NASCAR to baseball and basketball, these are the people who help us to prove to the rest of the country (and the world) that our city or state is the best.
And, of course, they make a whole lot of money. And we mean tons of money. Many of the professional athletes in the United States are people who grew up without money and in some of the harshest environments imaginable. They used sport in order to get out of their unfortunate circumstances, and in order to bring their families and their friends out of their plight as well.
And yet, one of the major issues with athletes lies in the fact that the vast majority of them, within a couple of years of leaving whatever sport they are in, end up being broke and potentially even homeless. They get used to living the high life, and when that revenue stream dries up, they do not know what to do.
In fact, a lot of athletes you may have imagined as being extremely wealthy will not actually end up on this list, primarily due to the fact that many of these pro’s spend their entire paychecks the second they get it. That’s right, a lot of pro athletes are literally living paycheck to paycheck.
But who isn’t? Who is doing it right and actually accumulating wealth? Well, it turns out that…