Wednesday, October 02, 2013

2082 Divine Comedy

I read an article recently commenting on the high salaries made by professional sports people. And it's true, they really are. Then I heard another salary fact that really amazed me; Drew Carey is a multi-millionaire. Yes, that Drew Carey. The curmudgeon slash pixie who currently hosts The Price is Right. 

In his case the price of his performance is really right. He makes $750,000 an episode. Contrast that to Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who makes $740,844 a year and you see what I mean. Sure Colin makes some bonuses and such like that boost his annual potential to 1.3 million, but still. 

Colin's net worth is 1 million dollars. Want to guess what Drew Carey's net worth is? $165 million. No wonder he can afford a slice of a professional sports team. For some reason it isn't a slice of a football team. Unless you mean what the rest of the world calls football. Drew's a part owner of the Seattle Sounders Soccer team.

Where, if I'm not mistaken, they don't pay their players as much. Oh they still get a lot, but the top five NFL players get on average about $20 million, the top five world wide soccer players average about $15 million.

If what I read on the internet is true, at 240 episodes a year Drew pulls in, um, $180 million.  And he doesn't even run the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds like Kaepernick. 

There are a lot of unemployed comedians, and a lot of unemployed former high school football stars. But when it comes to the best of the best, or at least the highest paid of the highest paid, it seems like comedy is the way to go. 

And you don't even have to wear a helmet. 
America, ya gotta love it.

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