The argument over whether successful sports stars being paid heavily compared with people in other important professions is fair or not has not been settled yet. Successful Sports stars earn huge amounts of money through multiple cash streams in a rather brief stint, whereas people in other important professions and occupations do not earn as much.
Sports stars earn a great deal of money during their short stay in the spotlight. Since sports is heavily advertised, famous sports professionals get paid a huge amount of money in the form of match fee and endorsements from advertisers for appearing in advertisements. Moreover, sports fans numbering in billions around the world willing to pay for tickets and betting on the outcome of matches make sports a multimillion-dollar industry. Additionally, people justify the money earned by sports stars by saying that they act as ambassadors; creating good will and earning fame for their countries.
On the other hand, some people argue that it is unfair that sports stars earn a great deal of money, whereas people in other important profession do not. The profession of teaching and the occupation of medicine, for example, render a far valuable service than sports. Teachers groom the future generation; doctors save lives, yet they are underpaid. The annual income of a teacher, for instance, may be less than a single match fee of a footballer. This pay disparity creates a gaping void that gives rise to a lot of confusion and questions.
In my opinion, although successful sports professionals earn money through multiple cash streams, efforts should be made to bridge pay gaps between sportsmen and people in other important professions. Sportsmen represent their respective countries and are responsible for creating a soft image abroad; in a similar way, people in other important professions are responsible for creating future leaders and curing people of illnesses.