Here's Some News That Will Depress You: The Reality Of $100K For Top-Tier Athletes

The economically-inclined folks at The Wall Street Journal have taken the time to quantify this sobering figure: It takes A-Rod 6 pitches to make $100k.

And if that won't suffice as a reminder of our inferior earning power, please note that it takes Ben Roethlisberger just 3.6 snaps to pocket 100 large. Lebron does it in 21 floor minutes; Tiger in 11.2 holes of golf.

And then comes this questionable claim: from the WSJ: "Nascar's Tony Stewart may have to work the most to pay his bills — needing to navigate the oval 124.8 times to make $100,000."


Meanwhile, Roger Federer must grunt his way through 28 games of grueling tennis to match what Tony Stewart earns for turning left. You be the judge.

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