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Top 10 sports that bring the highest income (Part 2)

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4. American football

The typical American sport today has become popular all over the world with the average salary for players of $2.1 million per year. The highest-paid player is Andrew Luck (USA) with the amount of $50 million.  

3. Ice hockey

$2.9 million is the average amount that sports stars are cold and this speed is received every year. The current highest-paid hockey player is Jonathan Toews (Canada) with a total income of $16 million (over VND 363 billion) in the 2016-2017 season.

2. Baseball

Maybe we find baseball quite boring and confusing but this is one of the very popular sports in the United States, the attraction and the money it brings is also very large. The salary that athletes receive is about $ 4.4 million (nearly 100 billion) per year, the highest of which is Clayton Kershaw (US) with the amount of 33.3 million dollars (more than 756 billion).

1. Basketball

The NBA, the most famous basketball tournament in the world today, is also the highest-paid sports player in the world with the number of 6.2 million dollars each year. In which LeBron James (USA) is the highest income basketball player in the world, and the second-highest income sports athlete in the world, with the figure of $86.2 million.

Looking at the chart above, we can see that the annual income of an athlete is not related to the average income of the sport that the competitor is competing. Salaries, bonuses, reputation, and advertising contracts are the factors that play a role.

Besides, nowadays, E-sport is a successful sports industry that worths up to tens of millions of dollars. According to Forbes, some organizations are now valued at more than $200 million. They receive huge investments from the outside, which are expected to make larger amounts in the future.

HOW MUCH MONEY do the eSports players earn?

Through sponsorships, basic salaries, bonuses as well as live broadcast, e-sport players can earn money to make ends meet or even enrich themselves.

Although it has only been widely developed since 2000, players of professional electronic sports games can earn up to tens of thousands of dollars each month. So where does this money come from? Let’s learn some factors that affect the salary of professional players in the high-tech era.

Similar to any other sport, e-sports also needs to have a financial support sponsor so that players can focus on training and competition. Normally, big names in the field of video games (mouse, headset, seat, etc) will be sponsors for teams such as SteelSeries, Razer, ROCCAT, etc. However , sponsors will depend on the performance of each team or each member to pay or have the corresponding level of support.

According to Travis Hezel, SteelSeries global finance director, “Depending on the performance of each member, we will have different pay regimes, but of course make sure they are happy. First of all, the members are willing to invite cooperation, then we will work with the deal manager on some terms and funding for the whole team. ”

Basic salary

For LCS (League of Legends Championship Series), Riot Games will provide some money to help teams with operating costs. According to the 2014 Riot Games guidebook, players will be paid at least about $12,500 during the 28-game tournament of a season. However, there will be a lot of members receiving higher salaries.

According to the announcement of Jonathan Pan – Executive Director of the Ember team in North America, team members have the following salary:

Nicolar “Gleeb” Haddad – Total salary of about 72,500 USD.

Juan “Contractz” Garcia – The total salary is about 70,000 USD.

Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer – Total salary of about 92,000 USD.

Colin “Solo” Earnest – Total salary of about 86,000 USD.

Benjamin “Benjamin” DeMunck – Total salary of about 75,000 USD.