When people start to think about the richest people in America, celebrities and professional athletes almost always come up. Just about everyone in the NBA, NFL, NHL, PGA and MLB is a millionaire or pretty darn close to it. The question is, which athletes make the most money in America? How rich are they, and what sets them apart from the rest of us? Let’s take a few minutes to look at the highest paid athletes in America, just to drool over the money if nothing else.
What makes those athletes so…expensive? Talent, for one, and also the ability to entertain. Floyd Mayweather is known for bringing a million dollars in a duffel bag with him wherever he goes. They literally call him “Money” Mayweather. These athletes and others like them know how to create an image to go along with their awesome skills. Thus they will continue to make money until they just can’t play anymore.
All we can do in the real world is watch them on TV and put even more money in their already bloated wallets. Oh well. Off to watch the PGA match on the Golf channel now ;)
A lot of people think that the top careers in the world are the ones that don’t involve working for “the man.” While this may be true about many professions, the fact is that entrepreneurship is just as frustrating as it is profitable. Before you jump straight into business ownership, you need to think about the problems that may come up along the way. This world isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The sooner you realize that, the easier it will be to stomach the idea of going to work every day.
There are so many decisions that come with owning your own business, from work schedules to investments and more. You have to deal with pressure from every angle, and I can attest to the fact that that is a little overwhelming. I’m not saying that it is impossible to deal with, but it’s not pleasant by any means. If you’re expecting to have a laid back career once you become your own boss, think again.
When you take out the taxes and general fees that you have to pay for a business, the profits may not be as high as you would expect them to be. Add the stress and potential downfall that comes with entrepreneurship, and you will quickly see why so many people go back to regular jobs after being the boss. Keep this in mind before you give up your “real job,” and you may avoid giving up a good deal.