When we talk about celebrities and the amount of money they make, we are usually referring to actors, actresses, singers, dancers and those types of celebrities. However, it is quite common that if we look at the very top of rich lists in general, we will see more athletes than actors or actresses. Yes, the top actors make a good amount of money, however, it is athletes who are consistently making more over the course of their career. And they end up making more money during a short period than actors could ever manage, unless those actors are in the top 1 percent of their already elusive profession.
There are other differences between the way actors and athletes make money. For instance, an actor or actress is able to continue making money for many decades. Yes, they will have ups and downs, and there is always a few years’ worth of a peak for an actor when they are in a ton of movies, but the money can keep rolling. If you are doing smaller roles for many years, you can still make good money in Hollywood and with studios in European countries as well.
But being an athlete is different. You have a career that will last you anywhere from 10 to 20 years, depending on your sport of choice. It will also depend on how you are able to stay healthy during that time. So if you are on richestcelebrities.bio and you see athletes on the top of those lists, you should think about how they probably made that money in less than a decade. For instance, one major contract if you are a soccer, football, basketball or hockey player and you are good to go. Many of them make tens of millions based on one contract, and they will end up signing two or three contracts at the minimum during their career.
The major sports in the United States are not the only ones where you can make good money as an athlete. If you are looking at the lists of the richest athletes, you will also see racing drivers are very high up on the list. Yes, there is a very small set of people who even make it to the very top of the racing profession. But when you get there, you can make crazy money. The best drivers can easily get $20 million or more in a year, and they can race at the very top for more than a decade if they look after themselves.
The one downside to how you make money as an athlete is that it can go as quickly as it comes. For instance, many athletes grow up poor. When they hit a windfall, it can be hard for them to manage that money. They often end up squandering a lot of what they earn during their career, and end up right where they started when their playing days are over. It is why many athletes are now encouraged to manage their money in a proper way.