His salary approaches $50 million. With endorsements, he will make over $100 million this year. He is the first professional athlete to become a billionaire.
He is watched by almost 400 million people each time he performs with a cumulative annual audience of over 60 billion!
He has won 7 world championships during 15 seasons of competition (including 5 in the last 6 years) and is in position to win another one before he retires.
Now at 37 years old, ostensibly at the peak of his prowess and abilities, he is stepping down.
Did you even notice?