There are names that will come up in this list that will come as a surprise to many but the truth remains, there is just the reality of life. The footballers whose public eye is on do have less money to some who keep low profile or are into partnership that will fetch them bigger fortune without the media noticing it.
First we have to establish that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are not the richest in the world. Either player are hovering just above half a billion dollars and that doesn’t get them close to some other players in the world.
Ronaldo and Messi fortune mostly come from their endorsement deals with Nike and Adidas respectively and their line of fashion brands across the world. This cannot be compared to what some others make from either inheritance or marriage. From the footballing point of view, that what they make playing football, they could be the richest but in terms of total wealth in their name, they don’t make the top five list.