Football is the most played and watched sport in the world and it is also a source of earning not millions but billions of dollars for the players.

According to a foreign media report, Brunei’s prince and footballer Faiq Bolkiah owns $20 billion and tops the list of richest footballers.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi is second with a net worth of $600 million, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who currently plays for the Saudi football club Al Nasr, has a total net worth of $500 million.


British former footballer and entrepreneur David Beckham is the fourth richest sportsman with a net worth of $450 million, former England footballer Dave Whelan is in fifth place with a net worth of $210 million.