Cristiano Ronaldo is now officially the richest footballer in the world with a whopping fortune of £152 million – £7 million more than Lionel Messi.
The Real Madrid star had the best year of his life in 2014, scoring left right and center for the La Liga side and picking up the Ballon d’Or trophy on the way.
According to the Goal.com Rich List,, Cristiano enjoy fortunes considerably higher than any other footballer currently playing professionally. Not that we’re trying to shock you or anything, it’s already fairly obvious that him and Lionel Messi rake it in in copious amounts.
This is the official top 10 list.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo £152.3
2. Lionel Messi £145m
3. Neymar £97.9m
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic £76.1m
5. Wayne Rooney £74.6m
6. Kaka £69.6m
7. Samuel Eto’o £63.1m
8. Raul £61.6m
9. Ronaldinho £60.2m
10. Frank Lampard £58m
Other English players in the top 20 are Rio Ferdinand (12th, £52.2m), Steven Gerrard (14th, £46.4m) and John Terry (20th, £40.6m).