While we "Average-Joe" businesspeople bust our asses to get by...

He earned an average of $241,000 per-second of work.





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Written by alinisrael
4223 days ago

Great!

Alan



Written by alinisrael
4223 days ago

Great!

Alan



Written by swssem
4227 days ago

Yoni,

Yes, scary and depressing. The scary part is that people who earn outrageous salaries like Tyson seem to always have the attitude that they are entitled because, after all, they EARNED it (like the rest of us don't, right?)!

Cindy



Written by JackieP
4227 days ago

Thanks for bringing that to my attention. You've officially depressed the shit out of me too!

Not to mention, all that cash for beating the crap out of someone, ...oh the irony of it all.

Just gotta keep on kicking I suppose.



Written by yoni67
4227 days ago

Jackie,

Keep on keepin' on!

No other way! :)

Yoni



Written by m4bmarketing
4227 days ago

I was watching the History channel last night and the program was about Aristotle Onassis. Tons of money and rather a sad life life he lead with not a lot of happiness especially according to the program the relationship with his children.

I also think Adam summed up Tyson very well.

Susan



Written by yoni67
4227 days ago

Susan,

It's kind of like the people who win the lottery. Many end up in the gutter just a few years on.

In any case I LOVE the History Channel! Quality programming instead of the crap on most other networks.

Regards,

Yoni



Written by businessavante
4227 days ago

As for Tyson - 2 things saw to his financial downfall:

1.- "A Fool and his Money are soon parted"

2.- two words: "Don King" (who made sure Mike blew it all so he'd need another fight.)

Duncan



Written by yoni67
4227 days ago

Duncan,

You are right. Trusted advisors are a hallmark of successful businesspeople. And Mike did a good job of surrounding himself with treacherous, dubious and criminal types.

Yoni



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
4228 days ago

Yoni,

From Wikipedia:

"Tyson declared bankruptcy in 2003, despite receiving over US$30 million for several of his fights and $300 million during his career...."

While on the American talk show The View in early May 2010, Tyson revealed that he is now forced to live paycheck to paycheck..."

He's also been convicted of rape and drug possession and has been married three times...

Why should his life make you depressed?

There are many people out there who have made a ton of money, who don't work half as hard as the average joe... But guess, what? Many of them also have a ton of problems that come along with all the fame and fortune.

Be happy instead with what you have... because in truth you have a lot- even if you must struggle to pay your bills and stay afloat :)

Adam



Written by yoni67
4227 days ago

Adam,

It's almost poetic-justice to see him go bankrupt. I think one of the most depressing aspects is to see such earning potential end up wasted. There could have been Mike Tyson Cancer Research Institutes and Tyson Childrens' Hospitals.

We all should be happy with out lot, we all, as you say, have so many reasons to be happy.

Yoni



Written by lovedthisarticle!
4228 days ago

The difference between the haves and have nots is huge. You have people that can't afford to eat and people who have so much money they don't know what to do with it. Then in the middle you have the working guy who most often is struggling to get by and keep the house from being foreclosed.

Heidi K.



Written by yoni67
4227 days ago

Heidi,

There is such disparity among the haves and have-nots. In the middle as you say are the working, many of whom are the "working-poor."

Yoni



Written by businessavante
4228 days ago

Hi Yoni,

He even beat Judge Judy, who made $125M for 5 years ($25M a year) after her $40M for 4 year contract ran out (don't know what her 1st year was). She gets big bucks every time she shouts "I don't give a rat's behind...", or pounds her gavel. I'm guessing she's the highest paid judge in history (and I Adore her).

Duncan



Written by yoni67
4227 days ago

Duncan,

Such inequality. Pounding peoples' faces and pounding gavels. And tons of money.

Yoni



Written by shepherd
4228 days ago

Yoni, it is depressing as business people to see things like this. Think of Mike though. Out of the 22 mill I bet he doesn't have a dime left!

Shep



Written by yoni67
4227 days ago

Shep,

Where is the justice?

Yoni



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