Almost everyone dreams of being rich, or at least of having the financial resources to live comfortably. The pathway to wealth envisioned by many people involves becoming famous, either as a pro athlete or entertainer. The odds are long, even for the most talented individuals, but the dream persists.
Sadly, many of the people who attain that much sought after level of success and wealth end up in financial ruin. Athletes are particularly vulnerable. According to Sports Illustrated: