Football is arguably the most watched sport in the world, but did you know it has also produced some of the richest people on earth?
PrimeNewsGhana.com on Thursday, March 7, looked at the wealth of some of the big names in the soccer arena and narrowed down to the top 10 richest players in the world as of 2019, including the retired legends.
The figures are obtained from worldrichest.com and celebritynetworth.com
10. Frank Lampard –$90 million
9. Ronaldinho – $90 million
8. Samuel Eto’o – $95 million
7. Raul –$100 million
6. Kaka –$105 million
5. Wayne Rooney –$160 million
4. Neymar –$185 million
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic –$190 million
2. Lionel Messi –$400 million
His impressive skills in the trade have earned him lucrative sponsorship deals and endorsements among other financial inlets. Lionel Messi is also a 5-time-winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or award and has several other accolades to his name.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo –$450 million
The Portuguese has incredible endorsements with top brands such as Nike, EA Sports, Herbalife; all pumping millions into the Juventus star's bank accounts.