The life of an athlete is not the easiest. Most professional athletes live in unparalleled comfort when they are still active, but when their career comes to an end things start getting complicated. To continue to live in the same comfort as before and provide the needs of his family, an athlete must multiply his sources of income. This is why the majority of them choose to invest in a profitable sector such as cryptocurrency. Some choose to convert part of their salary into crypto currencies. Others accept referral payments in digital currencies. So, who are these famous and progressive athletes ?
Aaron Charles Rodgers, the 39-year-old American football player, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers in the NFL (National Football League), was the first to sign a sponsorship partnership with Cash App last November. To enter the very promising world of cryptocurrency, he agrees to receive part of his salary of $33.5 million in bitcoins. At the same time, the footballer also promises to give 1 million dollars in bitcoin to his fans to introduce them to this “new concept”.
Danielle Louise Moinet, real name Summer Rae, the American wrestler, well known for her performance in World Wrestling Entertainment (Raw division), says she wants to convert part of her WWE Royal Rumble game into Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. She is one of the few female athletes to agree to receive part of her salary in cryptocurrency. But, for the wrestler, it’s “a great way to save and diversify” her investment portfolio.
Odell Cornelius Beckham Jr. the 30-year-old American football player who plays wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams, has also signed a partnership agreement with Cash App, allowing him to receive his entire salary (up to $42.5 million) in Bitcoin. Like Aaron Rodgers, he also promises to give away 1 million sollars in BTC to his fans to celebrate “the beginning of a new era”.
Shohei Ohtani, Japanese right-handed pitcher and outfielder for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels, just 28, agrees to become FTX’s global ambassador and now receives his salary in cryptocurrency with FTX equity.
Saquon Barkley, the 25-year-old American professional football player, playing as a running back for the New York Giants in the National Football League, agrees to convert all of his income into BTC via the Strike payment application. An agreement signed in July 2021 to compensate for a possible lack of income in the future for lack of being able to “save wealth”.