For $30.7 million dollars, you make enough money (before tax) each year to….
- Stockpile 1697 pounds of gold a year
- Stockpile over 52 tons of silver (short tons)
- Make a little over three times the annual nominal GDP of the island country of Niue.
- Finance 7.719 Gone With The Winds a year (note: not adjusted for inflation)
- Finance 2.791 Star Wars: A New Hopes a year (again, not adjusted for inflation)
- Actually, it would be enough to finance at least one equivalent production of any single movie ever made before 1963 before inflation. (Cleopatra was the first film that you couldn’t finance at least once with $30.7 million dollars)
- (Also, while we’re at it, can I just say as an aside it’s amazing that the first Star Wars only cost $11 million dollars or so in the 1970s?)
- Pay Babe Ruth‘s entire career salary (ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION) nearly twice.
- Pay the total opening-day salary of the 2013 Houston Astros with over six-million dollars left over to spare.
- Make about 76.75 times the average salary of the President of the United States (probably much more, given that they usually donate it to charity).
- Be able to afford to pay one year of the contract of Clayton Kershaw under his new deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In short: Clayton Kershaw now is making a bunch of dough.