Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

Athletes, with their seasonal earnings, transfer fees, and Endorsements, are among the biggest earners on this planet. They work hard to earn their pay: rigorous hard work, strict training and regimen, great performance on the field each and every time, leading their teams to victory: all these make a sportsman a sought after sports star, and turn him into someone who is on the receiving end of high deals from clubs who want him to play for them, and from companies who want him to endorse them.

At one point, the sports stars realize that they deserve to be paid big, and have earned themselves the reason to get spoilt a little. They choose to use their money to indulge in luxurious items, a great house, a car, etc. Sometimes, these are justified. Sometimes, these expense go out of hand. Let us take a look at Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars.

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

10. Jarret Jack’s Shoe Collection

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

Jarrett Jack is an American professional basketball player, who plays as the point guard for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He has a net worth of $12.6 million. Like most athletes, especially the basketball players, he has a penchant for shoes. But his penchant has crossed all borders and stepped right into the territory of obsession. While it is generally uber cool to own even a dozen pairs of shoes, Jack owns an insane 1500 pairs of sneakers. To make the idea more understandable, we can say that if he chose to wear each pair one day, he would be good to go for more than 4 years before he will have to think about repeating them. It requires him 2000 cubic feet of closet space to these shoes which have an estimate cost of $375,000.

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9. John Daly’s Gambling Day

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

John Daly is an American professional golfer on the PGA tour, and is famous for his driving distance off the tee, and has a net worth of “1 million. He is often on the news for his rocky personal life, which includes his battle with several addictions, like alcohol, smoking and gambling. In fact, gambling is what he has fought with, the hardest. It has been mentioned in his autobiography that he has lost close to $50-60 million because of this vice. In one particular bout of his obsession that became famous, he walked into a Las Vegas casino, straight from a tournament in San Francisco in which he had won a prize cheque of $750,000. There, in five hours of playing slots, he spent $1.65 million.

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8. Mike Tyson’s Tigers

Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars
Top 10 Outrageous Expenses by Sports Stars

Mike Tyson is a retired American professional boxer. He is also a former undisputed heavyweight champion. He has a current net worth of $300 million. The undefeated boxer is a big spender like most other sports stars, and he pulled a large one with his multiple Bentley purchase. But his most outrageous purchase, apart from the $2 million bath tub for his wife, are his two Bengal tigers, the endangered tiger species from India, for which he spent $140,000. But he also undertakes huge monthly expenses for them, as these animals are not cheap to care for and feed. He was billed a massive $4000 a month per tiger for their food, training and other services, and another $2000 for insurance every month.

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