Cristiano Ronaldo on top among top 10 Wealthiest players in World Cup 2014

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is super rich, richer than Argentinian Lionel Messi. He’s so rich that his net worth is nearly one-quarter of the combined fortunes of the 10 wealthiest players in this year’s FIFA World Cup.

According to a list of the richest players in this year’s World Cup produced by research firm Wealth-X Ronaldo’s has a net worth of $230 million. The forward for Spanish club Barcelona, Lionel Messi, drives a Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale and net worth is $180.

England striker Rooney ranks third with $95 million.

With $90 million Didier Drogba takes the fourth post and the 36-year-old striker plays for Turkish club Galatasaray. Samuel Eto’o, $75 million is among the top five and the 33-year old striker for English club Chelsea drives a Maybach 57 S Xanatec Coupe. His lavish car collection includes an Aston Martin.

At number six is Yaya Toure, $70 million. The 31-year old is a midfielder for English club Manchester City.

English Midfielders Frank Lampard ($60 million) and Steven Gerrard ($55 million), England has more wealthy players on the list than any other country.

Spain has only one ultra-wealthy footballer on the list in Fernando Torres, who has an estimated net worth of $50 million.

Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon, who has an estimated net worth of $50 million, is the only goalkeeper in the list, which primarily consists of midfielders or strikers.

Wealth-X is the world’s leading ultra-high net worth (UHNW) intelligence and prospecting firm with the largest collection of curated research on UHNW individuals, defined as those with net assets of $30 million and above.

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