On the first place is Cristiano Ronaldo. The 4 times Ballon d’Or winner has a net worth of around $280 million which makes him the wealthiest soccer player on the planet as well as highest paid footballer on earth. Along with increasing his goal scoring tally, Cristiano Ronaldo also increases his bank balance with the endorsement deals with a number of big names like Nike. Moreover, he owns a hotel in Portugal and his clothing line named as CR7 style. These 2 business ventures also contribute greatly to his annual income.
Cristiano is the highest earning Soccer Players through endorsements and other business ventures. The biggest contribution to his bank account comes from his club, Real Madrid. He was paid a total of $53 million by the Los Blancos side in the form of salary and bonuses in 2016. Cristiano Ronaldo salary is the highest among all soccer player of this era. One of the best soccer player in the world Cristiano is highest paid footballer per week with a weekly salary of £365,000 after tax. His total income last year was $82 million. CR7 continuously won the highest earner soccer player in 2015 and 2016.