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Top 10 footballers with the highest net worth

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Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and it is no surprise that footballers are one of the richest people on this planet. These footballers have not only succeeded on the pitch, but they have been shrewd enough to invest wisely and thrive off the pitch as well.

Be it commercial endorsements, new business ventures or image rights, football players have a number of avenues to build their fortunes. However, there are some surprises on this list as well. Gareth Bale and Neymar both do not make the top 10, while for a change Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi do not top the list.

Without much ado, lets find out the top 10 footballers based on net worth (Source –

#10 Pele – $100 million

Pele is arguably the greatest footballer of all time

One of the greatest footballers of all time, if not the greatest, Pele is number 10 on this list and he is worth a whopping $100 million. A true legend of the game, Pele made the most of his stupendous success on the pitch having had plenty of commercial interests after his retirement from the game.

Pele has written several autobiographies, starred in documentary films, and composed musical pieces, including the soundtrack for the film Pelé in 1977.  He is still one of the most recognisable faces in the world of football and he even owns a very successful television company in his native Brazil.

Although Pele is now 75, he has still managed to be among the richest football players in the world thanks to his shrewd commercial investments.

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