#5 Raul – $85 Million
Legendary Real Madrid forward Raul remains one of the most well liked Spanish footballers in history. Breaking many scoring records with one of the most successful clubs in the game, Raul enjoyed a long and prosperous career in Madrid. He was the sole poster boy for Spanish football for many years and enjoyed a sort of monopoly over multi-million dollar sponsorship deals, taking his accumulated wealth to $85 million. PREVIEW FOR #4: The ever-smiling Brazilian legend was one of the most marketable athletes in the world during his prime. His show-boating style of play gained millions of fans across the globe and he became the face of Nike’s ‘Joga Bonito’(The beautiful game) campaign. His wages at Barcelona were the highest the club had ever paid to any individual, and after hanging up his boots in European Football, Ronaldinho now travels all across the world to play in different leagues for a massive pay packet, with his wealth nearly touching the $100 million mark.