Five top-paid sports commissioners

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    Five top-paid sports commissioners

    By Mark Riddix,
    Aug 13, 6:33 pm EDT

    The jobs of professional sports commissioners are incredibly demanding. They are responsible for resolving disputes, negotiating contracts, handling disciplinary matters and promoting the overall league. Every decision is scrutinized by the media and fans.

    Fortunately for them, sports commissioners are compensated very well for their high profile jobs. The best ones make salaries that rival those of the highest paid players in their respective sports. Let’s take a look at the top paid sports commissioners.

    No. 1 Bud Selig, MLB Commissioner

    Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig grabs the No. 1 spot, bringing in just under $19 million a year. Selig earned $18.35 million dollars in 2007 alone. He made $17.47 million in base compensation, $461,540 in employee benefits, and another $422,590 in expense allowances. That would be a nice haul for a player, let alone a sports commissioner. There are only 10 players in the entire sport that currently make more money than Selig.

    No. 2 Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner

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