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Newly-signed San Diego Padres superstar Manny Machado just inked the richest contract in American sports history with a 10-year, $300 million deal. While it may not make them immediate contenders, there is certainly some excitement coming to Petco Park this spring.
In exchange for Machado's services, the Padres will be paying him an eyebrow-raising amount of money – $30 million a year, $2.5 million a month, more than half-a-million dollars a week.
But here's the kicker. Machado is set to make $62,728.39 per hour of game time for the next 10 years.
Machado will make $30 million a year for the next 10 years with the Padres.— Baseball King™ (@BasebaIlKing) February 20, 2019
The average MLB game is around 3 hours.
At 162 games a year, that’s 486 hours of game time a year.
Manny Machado will make $61,728.39 per hour for the next 10 years. pic.twitter.com/JLz0AgrgGU
That amount of money is something most of the American public will sadly never see in their bank accounts.
According to a June 2018 from Sentier Research, the median household income in the United States was $62,175. On an individual level, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for an employee was $44,564 per year as of 2017.
How Much Does Manny Machado Make a Year?
With 162 MLB games played per season, that equates to an average of 486 hours of game time, if we assume each game last three hours. Machado will make $30 million in 2019, and each year for the remainder of the deal.
Not a bad way to make a living.
Needless to say, Machado has put himself and his family in a sound financial situation for the rest of their lives. This type of contract sets up your children's children's children. We'll have to see who picks up the check when Machado goes out with his new Padres' teammates.
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