One of the best baseball players Mike Trout close the richest contract in North American sports history. Major League Baseball (MLB) is unfortunately not as famous as the stars of other sports, such as the veteran basketball player. Michael Jordan or golf legend Tiger Woods.
However, Trout’s recent contract with the American multinational sports group Nike has made some of the most famous contracts look pale in comparison to the one he signed in 2019. According to one ESPN Reportedly, Nike-sponsored Trout and the Los Angeles Angels have completed a 12-year deal worth more than $430 million.
The partnership marks the richest partnership in the history of team sports, including a $20 million signing bonus. However, this deal is counted as an additional $360 million over 10 years or the Angels’ total commitment is about $430 million over the next 12 years.
What’s more, Trout eclipsed the previous record for the amount of money guaranteed – a deal worth $330 million over 13 years. Bryce Harper signed this month with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Trout earns 3 million dollars per year through sponsorship
Despite being the best player in the sport, Trout earns around $3 million through sponsorships with some of the top global brands in a variety of industries. This includes names like BodyArmor, Nike, Rawlings, and others. That brings Trout’s annual earnings to a total of $39 million over the past few years.
Back in 2014, Trout also became the first Nike baseball player to get his own signature shoe since Ken Griffey Jr. In an earlier report by a leading media organization, Trout was established as the highest paid baseball player every year, topping $34.4 million Zack Greinke is earning from the Arizona Diamondbacks on a six-year, $206.5 million deal signed in December 2015.
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