I don't believe in being paid too much . A persons pay rate is usually based on what they have the leverage to negotiate. Athletes make that much because that is what they are worth to the company that they work for. Same thing goes for the people who work at places like Microsoft or Google. These people are at the top of their craft, working for high end companies who make billions of dollars. Of course the employees are going to make more than say a teacher, fireman , or police officer. Not to say that athletes are more essential to society, because they are not. But they are more essential to the bottom line of the company that they work for.
Morgan Stanley’s Global Sports and Entertainment Division (GSE) has been driving efforts to change eye-opening statistics like these. Since piloting its financial literacy program in February of 2015, GSE has conducted more than 60 tailored sessions for pro teams, universities and other marquee sports organizations. The program has now reached over 6,000 individuals of all levels, from first year collegiate players through veteran pro athletes, teaching athletes and entertainment professionals the powerful message of building a sound financial plan alongside a successful career.