After shuttling between Utah Jazz and Chicago Bulls basketball teams between 2004 and 2013, Carlos Boozer (born on November 20th, 1981), NBA’s veteran forward, has finally crossed over to Los Angeles Lakers after Lakers won the highest bid and rights over the tall (6 feet 9 inches, 120.7 kilograms) proven and seasoned basketball star (Bulls-280 games).
Argentine demigod and reigning FIFA World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has ridden a mythic year to the No. 2 spot of the Sports Illustrated 20 highest-earning International athletes, making him, at 22, the youngest and the highest-paid soccer player in the world. Messi plays as a striker for Spanish champions Barcelona.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born in 1981 in Sweden to a Bosniak father. He signed his contract with Malmö at the age of 15. Later he played at Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan. He joined Paris Saint-Germain in July 2012. He also plays in the Swedish national team where he scored 48 goals. Ibrahimovic makes EUR 24 million.
So while you enjoy your delicious morning cereal consider this: Bryant, who has been with Kellogg since 1998 in various positions, also makes $1.8M in other compensation (likely stock options and other perks.) Not bad for a global leader in the "ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods" category!
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