10. Paul Pogba, Man Utd ($85m)
The Frenchman is one among the foremost marketable players on the earth and a huge presence on social media.
Manchester United pay Pogba on the brink of £300k per week and he also signed a lucrative 10-year affect Adidas in 2016 worth around £31m, per Goal.
9. Eden Hazard, Real Madrid ($100m)
The brilliant Belgian is one among the most important names in football and his brand was only enhanced further together with his move to Real Madrid in 2019.
Hazard has endorsement deals with Topps, Electronic Arts and - most significantly - Nike.
8. Andres Iniesta, Vissel Kobe ($120m)
After amassing an enormous amount of wealth with Barcelona, Iniesta opted to maneuver to Japan where he remains one among the world's highest-paid players on a reported salary of $30m-a-year.
The Spaniard also signed an enormous multi-year sponsorship affect Asics back in 2018 upon arriving within the Far East .
7. Gareth Bale, Tottenham ($125m)
Back in 2016, the Guardian revealed Bale's new contract at Real Madrid would see him earn £150m over six years.
The Welshman has also had sponsorship deals with the likes of Adidas, Konami, Foot Locker, Sony, Lucozade and more throughout his career. The guy may be a very smart businessman.
6. Wayne Rooney, Derby County ($160m)
The former Manchester United striker was one among the highest-paid players within the world during his time with the Red Devils and still pockets a healthy wage at Derby.
England's record goal scorer has been sponsored by the likes of Nike, Coca Cola, Harper Collins and EA Sports at different stages in his career.
5. Neymar, PSG ($185m)
The most expensive footballer of all-time, a five-year contract at PSG worth around $350m in wages and therefore the second most followed footballer on social media - Neymar doesn't have it bad, does he?
Don't forget his sponsorship deals with Nike, Beats Electronics, Red Bull, MasterCard, Puma, DAZN as well!
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan ($190m)
The legendary Swede has acquired a huge amount of wealth in wages over the course of his career, also as working with the the likes of Nike, Volvo, Vitamin Well, Microsoft Xbox and lots of other companies.
He also launched his own sportswear company, A-Z Sportswear, back in 2016 and even released 'Ibrahimovic Parfums' while at PSG.
3. Lionel Messi, Barcelona ($400m)
It's quite jump from fourth to 3rd . We all know Messi pockets an eye-watering amount in wages at Barcelona and his ventures off the pitch also significantly contribute to his enormous wealth.
The Argentine features a lifelong affect Adidas and also has sponsorship deals with Pepsi, Gatorade, Huawei and MasterCard.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus ($450m)
As we reported last week, Ronaldo became the primary footballer in history to record $1bn in career earnings.
He's also the foremost followed athlete on social media, has a huge lifelong contract with Nike and has his own iconic 'CR7' brand. Ronaldo may be a money-making machine.
1. Faiq Bolkiah, Leicester ($20bn)
Brunei's national team captain is that the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, who is worth an estimated $20bn.
Faiq's own personal wealth is really unknown, so it is a tad cheeky putting him at favorite . However, we do know he has access to a huge amount of cash .
Marca report that one among the Los Angeles-born Bolkiah's favourite hobbies is playing football together with his pet tiger.
The Brunei captain remains determined to form it in football , though and for once, you'll say with certainty that he is not doing it for the pay day!