Have you ever wondered how much do the players of the most popular game in the world make? Well, it’s quite a lot. Just look at how lavishly they live.
1. Lionel Messi $600 million
Currently the richest football player in the world, Lionel Messi has a total net worth of 600 million dollars. His annual income is 92 million dollars, along with 34 million dollars from endorsements. An indication of his success is his super luxurious lifestyle. He owns two very lavish homes, one in Barcelona, which he bought in 2009 for 2.1 million dollars, and another back in Argentina. Messi also owns an impressive collection of only the most luxurious cars including Audi, Ferrari, Lexus and Cadillac.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo $450 million
With a net worth of 450 million dollars, Christiano Ronaldo is the second richest football player in the world. His annual income is about 70 million dollars, including 37 million dollars from endorsement deals with MTG, Nike and Unilever. He owns four very luxurious homes, one in Marbella, Spain worth 1.4 million dollars, a La Finca Mansion valued at 6.2 million dollars, Alderley Edge Mansion in England priced at 6 million dollars and another house in Madeira that’s worth a whopping $8 million. He has more than 19 luxury cars including Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ferrari, etc. Ronaldo also owns two private planes – A Gulfstream G650 that is valued at approximately $65.5 million and a Gulfstream G200, which he purchased for $25 million.
3. Neymar Jr. $185 million
Neymar Jr. is another super-rich footballer with an annual income of about 39 million dollars, including 19 million dollars from endorsements from Puma, Mastercard and Red Bull. He owns two extravagant properties— a house in Brazil that is valued at over 7 million dollars and a 5-storey mansion in Paris worth 26 million dollars. His luxury car collection includes Audi, Maserati, Lamborghini, Porsche Ferrari. He also owns two private jets — an impressive Cessna 680 private jet valued at 7 million dollars and a Phenom 100 private jet costing 4 million dollars, as well as a Mercedes Benz helicopter worth 15 million dollars.
4. Paul Pogba $125 million
With a total net worth of 125 million dollars, Paul Pogba earns about 20 million dollars annually and has a single major endorsement deal with Adidas for 31 million dollars for a ten-year deal. He owns a string of luxury cars like Lamborghini, Mercedes, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Maserati and Ferrari to name a few. He also owns a five-bedroom luxury mansion in England, which cost him a head-spinning of 3.9 million dollars.
5. Kylian Mbappe $110 million
The youngest footballer on this list, Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint Germain has an annual income of 21 million dollars along with with13 million dollars from his endorsement deal with Nike. His collections of luxury cars include the classics— Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, and a Range Rover. While Kylian is currently house-hunting in Madrid, he lives in a luxury duplex apartment in the 16th borough of Paris, with a beautiful balcony view of the Eiffel Tower.
6. Gareth Bale $ 96 million
Gareth Bale’s annual salary is 43 million dollars, including 13 million dollars from brand endorsements like Addidas, Sony mobile, EA Sports, etc. Gareth Bale bought a luxury home in South Wales in the year 2014 costing around 2.5 million dollars. He owns a few of the world’s best luxury cars, including Lamborghini, Range Rover, Audi and Mercedes Benz. He also owns a very luxurious private jet— a Cessna Citation XLS+ costing 8 million dollars.
7. Mohamed Salah $90 Million
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool F.C. has an annual salary of 37 million dollars including 15 million dollars from endorsements from Addidas and Vodafone Egypt. He owns luxury a small collection of luxury cars including Lamborghini, Mercedes, Bentley and Audi. Mohamed owns a house in Nagrig village, in Gharbia whose details are unknown as the footballer is a very private person.
8. Marcus Rashford $80 million
Another young footballer, Marcus Rashford of Manchester United has an annual income of 24 million dollars, including 8 million dollars from brand endorsement deals. His car collection includes 3 Mercedes, Audi and Range Rover. He also owns a luxurious six-bedroom mansion in England costing him almost 2.5 million dollars.
9. David de Gea $75 million
Manchester United’s David de Gea earns almost 26 million dollars annually, which includes 3 million dollars from endorsement deals with Adidas, EA Sports and Pepsi. His car collection includes a classic Aston Martin, Audi, Mercedes Benz and Chevrolet. David’s six-bedroom mansion in South Manchester costs 3.7 million dollars where he lives with his wife Edurne and daughter Yanay.
10. Robert Lewandowski $45 million
Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich FC has an annual income of 15 million dollars which includes his endorsement earnings from Nike, Opel and EA Sports. Robert Lewandowski currently owns an apartment in Warsaw which costs around 7.5 million dollars. He also owns several luxury cars of brands such as Maserati, Aston Martin, Audi, and Ferrari, all of which are estimated to be worth around 9 million dollars.