Same reason professional football players are paid more than scientists or professors. Same reason a tenured professor at a university is paid less than that university’s football coach.
Because the US values athleticism over academia. And it sucks.
Nope, it’s called being paid for the monetary value you bring. If you make 1 million dollars but help bring in 10 million you are a great value.
But honestly what are they bringing to society? Nothing. Just because you make the money doesn’t mean you’re an asset.
Have you ever been to america?