The Chicago Bulls mascot, Benny the Bull is getting paid an insane amount of money.

I have never once wanted to be a mascot until today.

I honestly have no basis for how much a team mascot should make but I never in my wildest dreams thought they get paid as much as this.


Are you sitting down?

Benny the Bull, the mascot for the Chicago Bulls pulls down $400,000 annually.

Let that sink in for a minute.

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You'd think he'd be the highest-paid mascot in the league but Benny is not. Matter of fact, he's third according to

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Rocky the Mountain Lion from the Denver Nuggets and Harry the Hawk from the Atlanta Falcons are the two highest-paid mascots in the NBA, raking in over $600,000 annually.

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If you need help comparing Benny the Bull's salary, consider that the average WNBA player makes $100,000 a season.


The average NBA player makes just over $10M so association mascots have a ways to go before catching up.

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Regardless, I have a newfound respect for the people who put on those mascot costumes. Turns out, you can make a ton of money being Benny the Bull.

I only have one question, where do we sign up?

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