Richest Footballer In The World

Currently, Cristiano Ronaldo is the richest footballer in the world. He owes the net worth of $450 Million. Here is the list of richest footballers in the world

Top 1o Richest Footballers In The World 2021

1) Cristiano Ronaldo $450M (Richest Footballer In The World)

Richest Footballer In The World
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano is the richest footballer in the world with the net worth of $450M. According to the Forbes, he is the first ever athlete to make net gross of $1B. His main source of income is endorsement deals with the reputed companies like Nike, Heuer, Clear Hair Care etc. Moreover, Cristiano Ronaldo is the brand ambassador of Nike. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of only three players who have signed a lifetime contract with Nike. Furthermore, his source of income is the profit he gets from the investment in different sectors. Ronaldo is also the owner of hotel “Hotel Pestana” in Portugal. Moreover, Cristiano Ronaldo also owns the personal brand CR7 which produces outfits, foot wears for man. Besides these he earns €31m per season in Juventus. Also, he earns from sponsorship and business.

2) David Beckham $450M

David Beckham
David Beckham

David Beckham is the second richest footballer in the world with the net worth of $450M. Beckham was the highest paid footballer ever in 2004. Moreover, he makes around $50M a year from endorsements and licensing, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Although he is already a retired footballer, he is able to make himself in the glorious list of richest footballer in the world. Also, he owns a MLS club Inter Miami. Inter Miami CF’s estimated annual revenue is currently $21.8M. Moreover, David Beckham earns from advertisements from luxuries items like cars and watches. Furthermore, David Beckham is the brand ambassador of Tudor (Swiss Watch Company).

David Beckham Eye Wear
David Beckham Eye Wear

3) Lionel Messi $400M

Richest Footballers In The World
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is the third richest footballer in the world with the net worth of $400M. According to the business newspaper The Forbes, Messi earns about $130M ($97M on the field and $33M off the field) per year. Moreover, the Spanish paper, El Mundo claimed that Messi earned a total of €555M in four years at Barcelona. It includes salary, allowance, bonuses, and image rights. Messi earns about €71M (salary only) per season in Barcelona. Moreover, Messi takes home $18M per year from the multinational corporation “Adidas”. Also, Messi earns from his own brand LM10. Hence, this is how Messi earns and is the third richest footballer in the world. Messi earned approximately $34 million in 2020 from endorsements and advertisements.

Lionel Messi boot
Lionel Messi boots

4) Dave Whelan $220M

Dave Whelan is a former English footballer. Currently, he owns Football League Championship club, Wigan Athletic. whelan is the fourth richest footballer in the world. He earns from the brands and football club wigan. Dave Whelan’s net worth is estimated to be around $220M in 2021.

5) Wayne Rooney $170M

The former English and Manchester United player Wayne Rooney is the fourth richest footballer in the world. Rooney owns net worth of $170M. Likewise, other footballers Rooney also earns from endorsements and salary. Moreover, Rooney was a top class player at Manchester United. Rooney used to earn huge salary at Man United. Moreover, he earns €5.37 annually from endorsements of Nike, Samsung etc. Furthermore, he is the head coach of Derby Country. So, Wayne Rooney is the fourth richest footballer in the world with net worth of €170M.

6) Alexandre Pato $145M

Alexandre Pato is the fifth richest footballer in the world. His net worth is $145M. Pato had signed the contract with Corinthians with the fee of $20M. The deal was for 4 years. Moreover, he invests in stock market and owns the restaurant named “Fat Pato Burger” in Brazil. Pato has also endorsements deal with CoverGirl cosmetics. Recently, he has launches his own brand Vodka named “Pure Wonder Pato-Brazil”. So, we can say that he has created his own’s fortune investing and doing business. More than a footballer, he is a good businessman. And, he has made himself on the list of top 5 richest footballer in the world.

7) Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is also one of the richest footballers in the world. He is successfully in the top 10 list of the richest footballer in the world. Gareth Bale has a net worth of $125M. He is the most paid footballer in Real Madrid. He earns about £18M per year at Real Madrid. Bale earns from the endorsements of Adidas, Sony Mobile, EA Sports, Nissan Motors, Konami, etc. Gareth Bale earns around $11M annually from endorsements. Gareth Bale is one of the richest footballers in the world.

8) Fransesco Totti

The former Italian and AS Roma player Francesco Totti has a total net worth of $120M. Moreover, he does modeling, and investments. The main source of income of Francesco Totti are modeling, Salary dependent, investments, and royalties.

Here is the full list of top 20 richest footballer in the world.

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo $450M
  2. David Beckham $450M
  3. Lionel Messi $400M
  4. Dave Whelan $220M
  5. Wayne Rooney $170M
  6. Alexandre Pato $145M
  7. Gareth Bale $125M
  8. Francesco Totti $120M
  9. Pele $100M
  10. Eden Hazard $100M

Meanwhile, the players following this list are Kaka, Eto, Drogba, Zlatan, Ronaldinho, Iniesta, Ramos, Robben, Willian, Ferdinand. Moreover, Kaka and Eto’s net worth is about $95M. While, Drogba, Zlatan, and Ronaldinho has the net worth of $90M. Furthermore, Iniesta has the net worth of $86M. And, Ramos and Robben share the net worth of $80M each. Willian and Ferdinand has the net worth of $75M.

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