The Payroll Blog
With the World Cup just more than a month away, we though it would be a good time to check in on today’s highest paid players, or footballers, in soccer. Professional soccer players who move to the top of the game are often times in position to earn tens of millions of dollars per year. Cristiano Ronaldo, the richest soccer player, Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney make the top 25 highest paid athletes in the world, according to a separate list from ESPN. Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid make up three of the top five highest paying teams in sports, trailing only baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.
MLB Fantasy baseball auction drafts have become the preferred format among some fantasy players in 2014. An auction draft allows you to get any player you want, at any time, as long as you’re willing to bid a high enough price. The catch is you only get a preset amount of fantasy dollars to spend, so there is a premium on finding value.
When you put a budget together for your business, you of course should be thinking about ROI. You’re spending a certain amount on your staff payroll, offices, technology, outsourced services, coffee cups and whatever else you feel you may need. At the end of the day, though, it’s not how much you spend, it’s what you get in return.
The top grossing movies at the box office in 2013 were a mix of critically acclaimed films like Gravity and big budget disappointments like Man of Steel. But of course, on The Payroll Blog we don’t particularly care about the artistic merit of the cinema these days. We’re more interested in the business aspect. That’s why we were so impressed with the Twilight series Does spending big necessarily mean big success? Are your profits growing along with your revenue?
While soccer may not be as popular in the United States as some other sports, there is no denying that it is picking up momentum in a hurry. Not to mention the fact that the game is extremely popular in many other parts of the world.
February 24 marks the start of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the 55th running of the Daytona 500. An estimated 200,000 race fans are expected to convene on the grounds of the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida this weekend.