Super Bowl by the numbers (10 items)
Last year, more than 108 million people gathered in bars, lounges and living rooms, donning their favorite team’s apparel and eating and drinking while they cheered on their beloved players during the Super Bowl.
This year’s numbers are supposed to have been even higher.
To better examine the phenomenon, we have compiled a list that takes into consideration the economic impact of the Super Bowl, as well as some interesting economic statistics about the two teams that competed in this year's Super Bowl.
1 of 10. Who has more money?
The Seattle Seahawks come in as the 15th richest team, with a team value of $1.081 billion.
2 of 10. The wealthiest owner
3 of 10. The three highest paid NFL players who have won a Super Bowl
Total earnings: $51 million
Salary: $40 million
Endorsements: $11 million
2. Aaron Rodgers
Total earnings: $49 million
Salary: $43 million
Endorsements: $6 million
3. Tom Brady
Total earnings: $38.3 million
Salary: $31.3 million
Endorsements: $7 million
4 of 10. Highest and lowest paid by position
Highest annual average salary: quarterback at $1,970,982
Over the next two seasons, Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos will earn $40 million in guaranteed money, while in 2011 tight end Julius Thomas signed a paltry $2.42 million/four-year deal.
Source: Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, Yahoo Sports