Est. Range $58M - $92M
Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III is an American retired professional basketball player and current sportscaster. He attended the University of Michigan, where he was a part of the "Fab Five" - the 1991 incoming freshman class that reached the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship games as freshmen and sophomores. However, Webber was indicted by a federal grand jury and stripped of his All-American honors by the NCAA as a result of his direct involvement in the Ed Martin scandal. He is also a former National High School Basketball Player of the Year. Webber played for several NBA teams, including the Golden State Warriors, Washington Bullets, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, and Detroit Pistons. He was a 5-time NBA All-Star and a 5-time All-NBA Team member. He is now an commentator for NBA games, in addition to teaching at schools including Wake Forest University and Morehouse College. Webber was announced as a part of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2021.
How long would it take you to earn as much as Chris Webber?
The average salary for athletes in the United States is around $49,143 per year. Not however, if you play in the NBA where the average salary is projected to be around $8 million this year. Even then, though, earnings vary greatly. While some of the top players (we’re looking at you, Stephen Curry) earned over $45 million last year, others didn’t even reach the million-dollar mark.
All sports aren’t created equal though and basketball doesn’t even make the top five highest earning sports. Ice hockey, tennis and soccer stars round out the top three, with athletes in those sports able to build a huge amount of wealth from their appearance fees alone.
Still, there’s always ways for athletes to increase their earnings. UFC fighter Conor McGregor managed to be the top earning athlete in 2021, but a sizeable amount of his income was due the sale of his majority stake in Irish whiskey distiller Proper No. Twelve. However, opportunities for athletes go well beyond business deals.
As is the case with actors, musicians and other celebrities, the golden ticket to building an athlete’s net worth tends to lie in endorsements, sponsorships and selling their name (and often photos) wherever they can. Athletes have to be careful about what they do and say though… more than a few athletes have lost their product endorsements and been dropped by a brand over a scandal or unwise comment.
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