from Felix Richter, Statista.com
by Niall McCarthy
Seven of the most powerful individuals in world football were arrested by police in Zürich this morning.
The FIFA officials allegedly accepted bribes worth up to $100 million over the past two decades. The organisation’s president, Sepp Blatter, was not among them.
FIFA’s revenue is booming. In 2014, the tax exempt non-profit organisation generated $2 billion in revenue, helped by the success of the World Cup in Brazil. Ten years ago, the 2006 World Cup in Germany “only” helped FIFA generate $749 million.
This chart shows FIFA revenue from 2003 to 2014 (in million U.S. dollars).
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