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Top 15 Athletes Who Act "New Money" Rich

It’s no secret that professional athletes make huge amounts of money. Anyone who follows sports has witnessed countless deals that stretch into the high eight figures and signing bonuses that consist of more money than an entire town could make in a year, collectively. So yes, athletes can usually afford to upgrade a few thousand square feet, to buy a second sports car. However, the reality is that professional athletes have a limited career span. Sure, some in lower impact positions manage to play into their 40s, but retirement is closer to your mid 30s in pro sports, as opposed to mid 60s in the regular career force. So, simply put – if you’re stupid with your money, regardless of how much you make in your prime, it’s going to run out pretty quickly.

ESPN recently made a documentary about the phenomenon of pro athletes blowing away their piles of cash, entitled Broke. The film opens with a sobering stat: “by the time they have been retired for two years, 78 percent of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress; within five years of retirement, an estimated 60 percent of former NBA players are broke.” That’s right – despite their multi-million dollar salaries, the majority of players blow their cash trying to paint a certain persona – they throw back expensive champagne, cruise around in luxury cars, wear ridiculous amounts of diamonds, etc. Simply put – they act new money rich.

While there are some athletes who live relatively modest lifestyles and focus their time and money on their families, there are many who seem determined to prove that they can afford anything and everything. They throw money around like it grows on trees and want to draw everyone’s attention to the fact that they’ve made it.

Here are 15 athletes who act new money rich.

15 15. Arian Foster

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14 14. Tiger Woods

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13 13. Cristiano Ronaldo

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12 12. Gilbert Arenas

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11 11. Alfonso Soriano

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10 10. Chad Johnson

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9 9. Bryant McKinnie

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8 8. Mike Tyson

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7 7. Eddy Curry

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6 6. Marquis Daniels

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5 5. Antoine Walker

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4 4. Jarrett Jack

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3 3. Danny Granger

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2 2. Johnny Manziel

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1 1. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

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Oh, Floyd. Floyd, Floyd, Floyd. What hasn’t he done in his endless quest to prove to the world that he makes a ton of dough. A big collection of expensive watches? Check. Making million dollar bets, and then proving those bets by posting a shot of your receipt? Check. Posing with a rapper alongside stacks of cash? Wrapping your headphones around a stack of bills? Gifting your lady friend a diamond necklace with a value in the seven digits? Check, check, and check. Literally everything Mayweather does is designed to show off how much money he’s raking in. Hey, Floyd, a tip – we don’t need to see all the receipts. You make a lot of money, we believe you. You’re trying too hard.

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