New Jersey Native Mike Trout is Now Highest Paid Athlete in the World

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The highest paid athlete in the world is now a New Jersey Native.  Mike Trout just signed a 12-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels for $430 million.  This makes him the highest paid athlete in Baseball, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Badminton and any other sport you can think of.

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Mike, who grew up in Vineland, NJ was potentially going to sign with the Phillies (sorry Philly), but it looks like LA offered him more cash. Trout was a first-round pick in the 2009 MLB draft.  He is a seven-time MLB All-Star, won the MVP in 2014 and 2016, and is a six-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award.

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