In today's landscape, the sports industry is one of the most lucrative industries out there. It's estimated to be worth in excess of $500 billion, and both the athletes and franchise owners are seeing the benefits. It doesn't matter what sport it is, because the contracts now for athletes across the board is more than ever. Not only have the contracts become huge overall, but the pay that some athletes are receiving per game is astronomical. For example, Lionel Messi makes roughly $33,181,818 per game, Patrick Mahomes makes about $2,619,791 per game as the Quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott makes around $2,500,000 per game in the National Football League. This infographic from TitleMax takes a closer look at the largest sports contracts in history, and some of them might surprise you. 17 of the top 25 biggest contracts (based on annual pay) are in the NBA!
Infographic by: titlemax