Men's World Cup in Russia Made $6B Revenue, Women's Expected to Earn $131M In 4-Yr Cycle

Chris Menahan
Jul. 08, 2019

Even though Women's World Cup players claim to be underpaid compared to their male counterparts, the statistics show they are actually being overpaid considering the relatively small amount of revenue they generate.

From Forbes:
The men's World Cup in Russia generated over $6 billion in revenue, with the participating teams sharing $400 million, less than 7% of revenue. Meanwhile, the Women's World Cup is expected to earn $131 million for the full four-year cycle 2019-22 and dole out $30 million to the participating teams.

[...] As Dwight Jaynes pointed out four years ago after the U.S. women beat Japan to capture the World Cup in Vancouver, there is a big difference in the revenue available to pay the teams. The Women's World Cup brought in almost $73 million, of which the players got 13%. The 2010 men's World Cup in South Africa made almost $4 billion, of which 9% went to the players.
Perhaps, in the interests of equality, the women should have their salaries cut and the men should have theirs raised?

In related news, Google last year did a study to make sure they were not underpaying women and minorities and found out they were actually underpaying men.

As always, reality runs directly counter to the media's propaganda.

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