NBA: $4.75 Milliion
MLB: $3 Million
NFL: $1.9 MillionAgain, this is the average which means more than likely you’ll end up with someone making significantly less than this. Here’s how the top three stack up in popularity with the media and fans:
MLBFootball players are the most popular but have the least amount of money, so they have the most pressure to perform and look the part with the lavish lifestyle. So what does all this mean? Don’t quit your day job...and watch the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Broke. All the stories about NFL players who were broke, taking out pay-day loans and going into financial crisis should be a great wake-up call for any woman looking to marry into the “pros”. There are plenty of stories about athletes with multi-million dollar contracts who can no longer pay mortgage or child support. But let’s be fair. There are also plenty of athletes who learn to manage their money. They exit the league with a plan, and are able to provide for their families without sacrificing their lifestyle because of good money management. So where does this leave you? Jersey Girls if you are still attracted to a professional athlete, or happen to meet one and end up in a mutually respectful relationship, by all means go for it—just don’t go in blind. There is a price to pay when marrying at this level, and if you are going to invest your time and your heart, make sure it will yield a high return---and that’s priceless.