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The Most Powerful Sports Agents 2019: Football’s Jonathan Barnett Takes Over At No. 1

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The Most Powerful Sports Agents 2019: Football’s Jonathan Barnett Takes Over At No. 1


Cash has been flying across the football world this year, with the summer transfer featuring a €126 million deal for a player who had not yet turned 20: João Félix, now with Atlético Madrid. With all the money sloshing around, it should come as no big surprise that football players captured the top 3 spots on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes.

It should not be especially surprising, either, that the world’s most powerful sports agent now comes out of football.

Having negotiated more than $1.28 billion in active contracts and transfers fees, with his maximum possible commissions exceeding $128 million, Jonathan Barnett climbs to No. 1 on Forbes’ list, from No. 3 last year.

Barnett, co-founder, and chairman of the London-based Stellar Group, has represented some of Europe’s top football players for more than two decades and also played an instrumental role in bringing cricket to South Africa after the end of Apartheid. Barnett oversees Stellar’s list of more than 200 clients and has negotiated some of the biggest deals in football, including Welsh winger Gareth Bale’s massive $33 million-a-year contract with Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid’s $100 million-plus deal with Saúl Ñíguez.

Barnett isn’t the only one that has a great year, either. The 50 members of Forbes’ list of the most powerful sports agents in the world had negotiated above $37.5 billion in active player contracts, that nets $1.75 billion in maximum possible commissions, as of our cutoff in August. Those numbers are up from $33.4 billion and $1.6 billion last year.

Falling behind Barnett in the list is baseball agent Scott Boras. No sports agent in history has negotiated bigger deals than Boras, who manages an astounding $2.38 billion in active contracts, the highest total ever for a single agent. Boras’ namesake agency, Boras Corporation, is due about $119 million in maximum possible commissions.

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How to Fill Your Man’s Inner World (Part 2)

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How to Fill Your Man’s Inner World (Part 2)

Trust Husbands have thoughts and feelings which they keep to themselves and don’t always ask their wives for what they really want. For example, some men think they are responsible to financially take care of their wives, even if she earns more or contribute a dual-income to the household. Understanding men’s inner world will open up to a world of sucessful relation

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Why Men Should Practice Yoga Regularly

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Why Men Should Practice Yoga Regularly

Contrary to weight training, yoga is a sport that seems to attract female participation. It includes special movements to help muscles become elastic and supple, in addition to helping the brain exercise effectively. Perhaps because there are not many vigorous movements like other sports, men often do not choose to pursue yoga. However, unlike what we usually think, yoga makes you use almost all the muscles in the body, sometimes yoga will be much more tired than weight training.