One of the most glamorous and rewarding professions out there, football has its own way of giving back to the men that have given their all for the game. Footballers are some of the richest people on Earth and live the most lavish of lifestyles. In this edition, we take a look at the Top 5 Richest Footballers in the current scenario.
5. Neymar Jr. (Net Worth – $186 million)
Paris St. Germain knew what they were signing when they persuaded the Brazil star to put pen to paper in the summer of 2018. With a World record transfer from Barcelona worth $222m, Neymar is one of the richest footballers in the game today. Apart from his fee, apparently $775,000 per week, he has brand tie-ups with Nike and Beats by Dr. Dre.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Net Worth – $190 million)
The Swedish striker has made a name of himself in the footballing space like no other. Having played for 9 clubs including Inter Milan, Ajaz, Barcelona, PSG and Manchester United in his career, he has earned most of his money through signing-on bonus and brand endorsements. At 38, he’s still going strong for LA Galaxy in the MLS.
ये भी पढ़ें: महेंद्र सिंह धोनी और २०११ विश्व कप फ़ाइनल
3. Lionel Messi (Net Worth – $400 million)
The Argentine wizard had got all the craft needed to suceed at the top level and he did, but what sets him apart is his sportsmanship and proffessionalism that is second to none. The Barcelona ace is said to have signed his first contract on a napkin in Argentina and reportedly earns a wage of $625k a week today.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Net Worth – $450 million)
CR7 has it all. He has played in 4 of the big five European leagues, he’s won everywhere and he’s a fan favourite anywhere he goes, except maybe Camp Nou. The Portuguese captain earns a wage of $710k weekly and has his own brand CR7. He also has tie-ups with Nike, Adidas, Nivea etc to name a few. The beast of goalscoring is also very smart when it comes to money matters.
In Football: Top 5 Goals of David Silva
1. Faiq Bolkiah (Net Worth – $20 billion)
This Leicester City reserve team player is a billionaire not for his footballing so far, but for his lineage. Hailing from the royal family of Brunei, Faiq is the son of Prince of Brunei Jefri Bolkiah and nephew of Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. His contract at Leicester just pays him $1000 a week.