FIFA revealed its salaries paid for 2015. Former president Sepp Blatter earned his base salary of $3.76 million. Suspended and later banned by the organization, he did not earn a performance bonus.
While without question comfortable, the sum seems a bit modest by American standards. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earned $34.1 million in 2014. Blatter is more in the college conference commissioner range.
Personal salary, of course, is only part of the equation. Blatter was doubtless living it up like E. Gordon Gee on FIFA’s dime. Private jets, five-star resorts, and lavish luncheons add up.