Richest Footballer in the World 2024

As of 2024, the richest footballer in the world is Faiq Bolkiah, with a staggering net worth of approximately €20 billion. Bolkiah, who plays for Ratchaburi in Thailand, is the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, which largely contributes to his immense wealth.

Following Bolkiah, Lionel Messi ranks second with a net worth of around £516 million. Messi's wealth comes from his successful football career, lucrative contracts, and endorsements, including a significant deal with MLS club Inter Miami and Spotify.

Cristiano Ronaldo is third on the list with a net worth of £476 million. Ronaldo's income is derived from his salary at Al Nassr, various endorsement deals, and investments.

In fourth place is Neymar, with a net worth of £198 million, bolstered by his contract with Al-Hilal and numerous endorsements.

Kylian Mbappe rounds out the top five, boasting a net worth of £143 million, thanks to his earnings from Paris Saint-Germain and endorsement deals.