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The Highest Earning Sportsperson on Cameo

Published on August 3, 2022
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The Highest Earning Sportsperson on Cameo

Sports personnel are making bank on the app, earning hundreds of thousands of pounds recording and sending personalised video messages to fans.

But which sports personality is making the most money by sending messages on the app? Interested to know, has analysed over a thousand sports personality profiles on Cameo to reveal who is earning the most, and which sports are a fan favourite.

Mick Foley is Cameo’s Highest-Earning Athlete

According to the analysis, former professional wrestling legend Mick Foley is Cameo’s highest earning athlete, earning nearly half a million pounds on the app.

AthleteSportCost Per Message (£)Number of ReviewsEstimated Earnings (£)
Mick FoleyWrestling£1054224£443,520  
Brett FavreNFL£336880£295,680
TJ LavinBMX£1871219£227,953
Bret Hitman HartWrestling£1261420£178,920
CT FletcherBody Building£168941£158,088
Ray LewisNFL£277553£153,181
Sean AveryHockey£591716£101,244
Tony HawkSkateboarding£210461£96,810
Matt HardyWrestling£92864£79,488

Wrestling legend Mick Foley comes out on top as the highest earning athlete on Cameo. Earning over £440,000 to date, the former wrestler has received 4,224 reviews (which is the most amount of all the athletes analysed) while maintaining an average rating of five stars.

Known for winning the NFL’s most valuable player award for three consecutive years from 1995 to 1997, Brett Favre follows closely behind. The former NFL quarterback, who has many achievements under his belt (including Super Bowl champion of 1997) ranks second as the highest-paid sports personnel, earning a total of £295,680 through sending personalised messages on the app.

American BMX rider, now turned host, TJ Lavin places third in our analysis. Although you may be able to catch the occasional glimpse of TJ pulling tricks on his bike on his Instagram, fans still can’t get enough of this BMX legend. The MTV host has received 1,219 reviews on Cameo while earning an estimated £227,953.

Wrestling is the Top Sport on Cameo

Wrestling superstars are making the most on Cameo, earning almost £200,000 more than any other sport

By calculating how much money different athletes make, we were able to determine the average cost per video message, and the total earnings of each sport as well as the average earning.

Type of SportNumber of ReviewsAverage Cost Per Message (£)Estimated Total Earnings (£)Average Estimated Earnings (£)
Body Building3,847£66.47£359,128£9,450.74

With four pro wrestlers making the top ten in the overall analysis, it’s no surprise that wrestling is the top earning sport on Cameo. Wrestling stars have received over 15,000 reviews on the app and raked in a total of over one million pounds. On average, wrestlers are earning thirty thousand pounds each through Cameo.

Although NFL has the highest average cost per message (£111.61), it ranks in second place as the highest earning sport on the app, while football ranks fifth and basketball sixth (£913,280, £269,592, and £256,556 total earnings respectively).

Mia Hamm Ranks is the Highest Earning Soccer Player on Cameo

The analysis has also found that American professional soccer player Mia Hamm rakes in the most in the soccer category.

AthleteCost Per Message (£)Number of ReviewsEstimated Total Earnings (£)
Mia Hamm£105498£52,290
Tony Adams£139343£47,677
Ethan Zohn£74383£28,342
Michael Owen£151162£24,462
Ray Hudson£105230£24,150
Phil Thompson£63192£12,096
John Aldridge£8490£7,560
Neil Razor Ruddock£42171£7,182
Matthew Le Tissier£34205£6,970
Steve Bull MBE£39140£5,460

Two-time Olympic gold medallist and two times FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Mia Hamm has been revealed as the highest earning football player on Cameo. Earning almost £5,000 more than her counterparts, the football icon has received 498 reviews, making £52,290 on the app.

The former centre-back for Arsenal and England and now coach of Granada, Tony Adams, comes in second place. With many accolades under his belt, it’s no surprise that football fans can’t get enough of their own personalised message from the football legend. Charging footie fans £139 per video, Tony has made £47,677 on Cameo.

Ethan Zohn rounds off the top three. The former American football player has earned £28,342 while maintaining a five star rating.

Brett Favre Crowned the Highest Paid NFL Star on Cameo

AthleteCost Per Message (£)Number of ReviewsEstimated Total Earnings (£)
Brett Favre£336880£295,680
Ray Lewis£277553£153,181
Jim Kelly£402162£65,124
Joe Thomas£145303£43,935
Randall Cunningham£139282£39,198
Coach Steve Spurrier£209182£38,038
Joe Theismann£147219£32,193
Mike Singletary£168155£26,040
Mike Leach£126205£25,830
Hue Jackson£59414£24,426

Brett Favre tops the charts as the highest earning NFL star on Cameo. Charging £336 for a personalised video, which is the seventh-highest price overall, the Green Bay Packer quarterback has earned 10 times the average amount earned on the app for NFL stars (£295,680 and £27,675.15 respectively).

Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis ranks in second place. During his 17-year career in the NFL, Ray became Super Bowl champion twice and has now earned £153,181 on Cameo along with 553 reviews.

Ranking third is Buffalo Bills quarterback, Jim Kelly. A personalised video from Jim can cost fans over £400 and with over 160 reviews, the former NFL athlete has earned himself £65,124 sending video messages to sports enthusiasts.

“White Mamba” is the Highest-Earning NBA Player on Cameo

AthleteCost Per Message (£)Number of ReviewsEstimated Total Earnings (£)
Brian Scalabrine£83764£63,412
Bill Self£168187£31,416
Eric Musselman£126175£22,050
Tim Hardaway, Sr.£76215£16,340
Ryan Arcidiacono£42339£14,238
Jim Boeheim£16881£13,608
Sean Elliott£84156£13,104
Tyler Hansbrough£42280£11,760
Armando Bacot£80142£11,360
Jimmy King£84103£8,652

2008 NBA champion Brian Scalabrine ranks in first place as the highest paid basketball player on Cameo. The power forward player has earned £63,412 on the app and has received over 700 reviews from fans.

It appears coaches are raking in the cash on the app, as four have made it onto the list of the highest paid stars within the basketball category. Head coach, Bill Self, ranks second. Earning two times less than top basketball earner Brian, the University of Kansas coach has been paid £31,416 on the app by creating video messages for eager fans.

Following closely behind is head coach Eric Musselman. Known for his head coaching stints at Golden State and Sacramento, coach Eric is now currently coaching the men’s basketball squad at the University of Arkansas and charges £126 per message, which makes his total earning via the app £22,050.

So which sports personality will you be requesting a video message from first?

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