Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Question: Who was the first athlete to make more money than the U.S. president?

Answer: Babe Ruth, who in 1930 was paid $80,000 a year at a time when President Herbert Hoover was making only $75,000. Asked if he thought if was right for him to out-earn the president, Ruth famously replied: “Why not? I had a better year than him.”