If you are Roger Goodell, life is good these days. You are married to the attractive former Fox News anchor, Jane Skinner. You preside over the most successful sports league in the world. And, oh by the way, the pay isn’t bad either. According to Sportsbusinessdaily.com, Goodell made nearly $30 million dollars in 2011.
The website cites documents released by the NFL in their annual tax return. Most of the $29.4 million was in the form of a bonus, $22.3 million of it. Goodell’s pay is rooted in performance, not a set salary. In 2010, Goodell earned just $11.6 million.
In 2011 Goodell brokered a new labor deal and television contracts, so it’s not certain that he will made a mid-20 million dollar salary after the 2012 season.
This is pretty good work if you can get it. If I could have my choice of any job in the world, it would have to be NFL Commissioner.