So if Wayne Rooney is worth more than the boss of Goldman Sachs, and don't forget he reckoned Goldman's are doing God's work, then how much is Neil Woodford worth?
A perfect pub conversation I'd say, but I'll throw my penny worth's into the ring on this one.
Of course Woodford gets paid a lot and frankly he deserves every penny of it, because he is looking after the retirement savings of hundreds of thousands of investors.
But frankly I'm not bothered by how much Wayne, Woodford or God-man Sachs pays its bankers.
I can't do what Rooney and Woodford do, and most of what Goldmans does is far too boring for me to be in the least bit interested.
It's the market that sets the rate in effect and if you've got a problem with that concept I'm sure North Korea will happily give you somewhere to live instead.
This country is riddled with envy over what other people earn.
It's wrong that nurses, or firemen, or soldiers, don't get paid more, but that's not the same argument as what economic value to Wayne and Co bring.
At least the value - in terms of revenue and then tax - can be quantified for Goldmans and Woodford, it's less tangible for Rooney.
But then again if he wins England the World Cup is six months time he can have whatever he likes.
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