The Top 10 "Damn Rich" Footballers Of 2014
10. Thierry Henry, RM246 million net worth
Although he's playing at his twilight of his career, the former Arsenal legend made the dough thanks to a bumper deal at MLS club New York Red Bulls.
9. Gianluigi Buffon, RM272 million net worth
The Italian and Juventus goalkeeper is the highest paid goalkeeper in the world, and is an icon for the country and club.
8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, RM298 million net worth
The Swedish international has commanded huge salaries in the past and has even trademarked his own name and bought an island.
7. Ronaldinho, RM335 million net worth
The smiling Brazilian was once a 2-time world player of the year and thanks to advertisements and sponsors, he still remains one of the world's bankable football stars.
6. Neymar, RM345 million net worth
The current Brazilian poster boy is one of the most recognisable faces on the planet thanks to his displays in the World Cup. His family is said to have earned RM209 million from a controversial switch to Barcelona in 2013.
5. Kaka, RM353 million net worth
The third Brazilian in this list, the 2007 player of the year commands a huge salary after mega money switches to Real Madrid and AC Milan.
4. Wayne Rooney, RM361 million net worth
The only English player in this list, the Manchester United captain earns big by commercials and endorsements through Nike. His weekly salary of RM1.9 million helps too.
3. Samuel Eto'o, RM366 million net worth
Despite playing for big clubs such as Barcelona and Chelsea, his biggest pay check comes from playing at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala where he was reported to earn RM942 million a year during his stint there.
2. Lionel Messi, RM628 million net worth
The four-time world player of the year earns a lot just by being the face of Adidas. He's also appeared in different ads for brands like Pepsi and Samsung.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo, RM638 million net worth
The Portuguese player is one of the more popular faces on the planet. Starting out by playing for Sporting Lisbon, he gained international stardom by playing for Manchester United before joining Real Madrid. He recently signed a record deal with Nike worth around RM398 million.
In comparison, did you know that Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei's net worth stands at RM80.5 million?