8 Insane Things You Could Do With Giancarlo Stanton’s Money
Marlins' outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will make $68,449.87 everyday for the next 13 years. Just let that sink in for a second. We'll wait.
In the largest contract in professional sports history, Stanton (25) will remain in Miami until he is 30, when he'll have the option to leave the contract behind for some absurd reason. In all likelihood, he'll be there until he's the ripe old age of 38, when he can retire with enough cash in the bank to theoretically fill eight large freight train shipping containers. That's not a joke.
Here are some facts about this record-breaking contract:
- Stanton will pay at least $128 million in federal income tax between now and 2027.
- Stanton will pay $0 in state income tax (ahem, Florida).
- The Marlins have agreed to pay Stanton the annual GDP of Romania over the course of his baseball career.
- Stanton will accumulate more wealth on a yearly basis than Nicaragua does.
- Stanton could put 5,545 students through an Ivy League education, with room and board for four years each.
- Every two years, Stanton could launch a SpaceX rocket into low Earth orbit.
- On his 38th birthday, Stanton could theoretically stack one dollar bills to the height of Mt. Everest, and still have three quarters of his wealth left.
- Stanton could pay the entire payrolls of the Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates and his own team (himself excluded, obviously).
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