Fresh contracts that average a cool, twenty million dollars annually, often drive American pro-football athletes to high-octane spending that can be difficult to contain down the road. Swank mansions, fashionable swimming pools, and luxury cars lined up in a large garage as though before a line of scrimmage, are often viewed as symbolic of the highly profitable, yet extremely risky lives they lead.
Many spend their fortunes in blitzes. Statistically, around 78% of NFL players are either bankrupt or are under financial duress shortly after retirement. For highly paid practitioners that take pride in the distances they cover, many seem to end up short of their financial goals, even down to desperately throwing a Hail Mary. Far from the intense skirmishes and beyond the football fields and cheers of their fans that fill up stadium bleachers, check out the things the world’s richest athletes love to splurge on.
Russell Wilson – Mercedes Benz G-Class, Estimated $135K
In the world of athletes in such a highly lucrative sport, Russell Wilson scored the second biggest contract in 2015. The word rich is simply an understatement at this level. Imagine all the things that he can buy, the materialization of his cravings and imagination, easily fulfilled.
Russell Wilson likes his cars, and he owns a number of luxurious models that he parades at his home. Take this customized Mercedes Benz G-Class owned by the Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback that has anti-theft insurance and a voice recognition sound system. The posh vehicle costs a whopping $135,000, a trifle figure to the man.