“Sport has the power to change the world,” Nelson Mandela said. “It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.” These are all true words spoken by one of the most important people to walk this Earth. For those who are involved in sports at a high enough level get paid a pretty penny as well. Mandela told us how much power lies within it, so the high pay is warranted. Take a look at some of the highest net worths of coaches, analysts, and other sports personalities.
Roger Goodell – EST. $75 MILLION
The commissioner of America’s beloved sport, football, racks in a ton of cash. While it’s his duty to make sure everything is running smoothly, he must also be the guy to make the tough decisions. Sometimes, his judgment gets ridiculed but at the end of the day, he still brings home the big bucks.
Roger Goodell took the position in 2006 and has since become one of the most powerful men in sports. He has twin daughters with his wife Jane Skinner, who is a former Fox News anchor.