This is a bit dated, but still mind-boggling to think about…
Subject: Is It Better To Be a Jock or a Nerd?
$ Michael Jordan having "retired," with $40 million in endorsements
makes $178,100 a day, working or not.
$ If he sleeps 7 hours a night, he makes $52,000 every night while
visions of sugarplums dance in his head.
$ If he goes to see a movie, it'll cost him $7.00, but he'll make
$18,550 while he’s there.
$ If he decides to have a 5-minute egg, he'll make $618 while boiling
$ He makes $7,415/hr more than minimum wage.
$ He'll make $3,710 while watching each episode of Friends.
$ If he wanted to save up for a new Acura NSX ($90,000) it would take
him a whole 12 hours.
$ If someone were to hand him his salary and endorse! ment money, they
would have to do it at the rate of $2.00 every second.
$ He'll probably pay around $200 for a nice round of golf, but will be
reimbursed $33,390 for that round.
$ Assuming he puts the federal maximum of 15% of his income into a tax
deferred account (401k), his contributions will hit the federal cap of $9500
at 8:30 a.m. on January 1st.
$ If you were given a penny for every 10 dollars he made, you'd be
living comfortably at $65,000 a year.
$ He'll make about $19.60 while watching the 100 meter dash in the
Olympics, and about $15,600 during the Boston Marathon.
$ While the common person is spending about $20 for a meal in his
trendy Chicago restaurant, he’ll pull in about $5600.
$ This year, he'll make more than twice as much as all U.S. past
presidents for all of their terms combined. Amazing isn't it?
$ If Jordan saves 100% of his income for the next 450 years, he'll
still! have less than Bill Gates has today.
$$$ Game over. Nerd wins.