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Abdulmajid
Overpaid or Deserved
Over the last decade, entertainment industry was/and still booming, and those who work there get paid a lot compared to others working at different professions taking into account that a job in the entertainment industry isn't even classified as a profession.

 For example, elite football (soccer) players get paid from 100K up to even exceeding 600K per week. 
Also, in boxing, for instance, Floyd Mayweather who's an undefeated boxer with a record of 49-0 came out after 2 years of retirement to fight a guys who wasn't even a boxer (a mixed martial arts fighter). Mayweather won the fight in 28.05 minute to walk out with over $300 million! Mayweather is considered as one of the most boring boxers, but people still pay to watch him wishing he'd lose his fight!!
Last year, two YouTubers decided to fight each other in a boxing ring claiming that they despise each other, and they'd love to squash their beef physically as that's  the proper way to sell tickets in the boxing industry. The YouTubers performed very poorly and they were no way near to the entertainment level. However, they walked out with $900K for each one.


So, are entertainers overpaid or fairly paid?

May 29, 2020 7:05 PM
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ah the ksi vs logan paul fight, fifa boi and japanese forest memer

I think it's fairly paid when you get paid for what you sell, however I do think a lot of sectors within the industry do exploit people lower down the chain, like how high street fashion shops uses oversees sweat shops but to a lesser extent of course

So yh, I think it's all fair game as long as you don't rip off the people at the bottom of the pyramid (ticket vendors, promoters etc)
May 30, 2020
The law of supply and demand, I guess. And as unfair as many other things around. People ready to pay attention (and money).
And, at the same time, a hell of people getting their portion of the pie (promotores, broadcasters and many others working in this kind of business).
May 29, 2020
Another trap we usually fall into is to consider that there must be a direct link between money and the excellence (talent, good actions). I'm afraid that things have never necessarily worked in this way. How many often have the Greatest lived in the deepest poverty along the History?
May 30, 2020
@Nathan

I do believe it's a fair game applying the supply&demand law. However, I think fans of such sports went too far from enjoying the art of the sport to chasing the drama in the sport. People watching KSI vs. Logan Paul don't want to see these guys' skills. They've fallen for the trap put by the promoters and the broadcasters that these guys hate each other, so that's what make such fights saleable.
May 30, 2020
@caballero

I agree, it's unfair, but I guess as there's a profit there're people who are ready to pay. In this case, promoters and broadcasters invest in athletic competitions, and they get their money back with lots of profit.
May 29, 2020
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