Did you know that today, the sports industry is estimated to be worth more than $500 billion? Whether it's baseball, basketball, football or soccer, sports can be very lucrative for athletes. In fact, the largest sports contract in history is for soccer star Lionel Messi, which is the amount of $673,919,105. From TitleMax, this infographic takes a look at the 25 largest sports contracts of all time, and even includes data on the ten athletes who get paid the most per game.
The largest sports contracts ever, outside of Lionel Messi, include Patrick Mahommes of the Kansas City Chiefs ($503 million), Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels ($426.5 million), Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers ($365 million), and Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres ($340 million). The pay per game can be astronomical as well -- for example, Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes makes $2,619,791 per game!