Top 10 richest footballers in the world 2024 Forbes list

Top 10 richest footballers in the world 2023 Forbes

List of the top 10 richest footballers in the world in 2023 according to Forbes.
As of 2023, many football players have gained large sums of money through sports and commercial endorsements both on and off the field. According to Forbes, the richest footballers in the world get to collect a whopping net worth of up to $500 million.

In our previous post, we shared a list of the top 10 richest football clubs in the world in 2023. Today, we shall list the top 10 richest footballers in the world for the year 2023 according to Forbes journal.

Who are the top 10 richest footballers in the world today?

Currently, according to Forbes Magazine, 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is the richest footballer in the world with an estimated net worth of around $500 million.

Besides that, he is also one of the key players for one of the richest teams in the world, where he earns a whopping $27 million a year at Manchester United.

However, Lionel Messi, who is also the best player in the world right now, comes second on the list with a net worth of $400 million. 

Who is better between Messi and Ronaldo?

Except being the richest footballer in the world today, Cristiano Ronaldo is ahead of Messi in the 2021–2022 season in terms of goals. At we have done the research for you from their club stats, titles, and world cup stats to individual awards, we have concluded that Messi tops over Ronaldo.

Despite that, according to Forbes, football is a sport in which there are billions of euros involved per year. In addition, hundreds of thousands of spectators watch it worldwide and more than 265 million people play it regularly. As such, this enables most of the players to amass awesome fortunes and enjoy extravagant lifestyles we can only dream of. And these are the 10 richest football players in the world today, by net worth.

Top 10 richest footballers in the world 2023 Forbes

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo,$500 million.
  2. Lionel Messi, $400 million.
  3. Neymar Da Silva Santos Jnr, $200 million.
  4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, $190 million.
  5. Wayne Rooney, $170 million.
  6. Gareth Bale, $145 million.
  7. Paul Pogba, $125 million.
  8. Mesut Ozil, $120 million
  9. Eden Hazard, $100 million
  10. Kylian Mbappe, $95 million.


By all counts, and proven research plus comparison from various sources highlighted above, footballers are the world’s richest celebrities today. We evaluated them in terms of their general net worth.

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