In response to our recent post on David Beckham’s salary, Dominik Hasek, one of our readers, recently wrote: No one thought NASCAR was going to take off either; look at it today. I believe LA Galaxy and the sponsers (Adidas, etc..) are taking a shot at the US market and trying to turn the sport into what it is in Europe. If the gamble pays off…his salary will look like peanuts in 5-7 years.
We agree that in the future, Beckham’s salary may look like peanuts, but there are people in the world today who are dying because they can’t afford peanuts! Infonation, a source of information about countries around the world, told us today that the average Ethiopian makes $90/year, the average Somalian makes $110/year and the average Nigerian makes $171/year.
We’re still wondering whether we should spend millions of dollars on entertainment while people around the world are starving. Isn’t there a better use for our peanuts?