Sunday, August 30, 2009

How Long Does It Take an Athlete to Make $100,000?

Should we all riot in the streets because Alex Rodriguez is making 100k for every 6 pitches? Should we boycott Tiger Woods because he can play 11 holes of golf and earn 100k? Why do they deserve such "ridiculous" paydays?

According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, it takes an average U.S. citizen a shade under four years to earn $100,000. Alex Rodriguez does it in six pitches.