Beckham Finishes Ahead Of Messi, Ronaldo As World’s Wealthiest Footballer

251385hp2Paris Saint Germaine (PSG) player and England international, David Beckham has topped the inaugural Goal Rich List 2013 with a staggering net worth of £175 million.

The 38 year-old model who donates his salary at PSG to a local children’s charity, finished some £59.5m ahead of his nearest rival, Barcelona phenomenon Lionel Messi (£115.5m), who in turn pipped Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (£112m) to the third spot.

Each player’s net worth was calculated based on salary, endorsements and assets, as well as taking outside business interests into consideration.

Samuel Eto’o is the only African who made the top ten at number six with a networth of £52m.

Five of the players (Messi, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaka and Rivaldo) in this list have one thing in common – they’ve all won the FIFA/Ballon d’Or World Footballer of the year award.

The top 10 List:

1) David Beckham £175m (PSG)

2) Lionel Messi £115.5m (Barcelona)

3) Cristiano Ronaldo £112m (Real Madrid)

4) Kaka £66.5m (Real Madrid)

5) Ronaldinho £63m (Atletico Mineiro)

6) Samuel Eto’o £52m (Anzhi Makhachkala)

7) Wayne Rooney £50m (Manchester United)

8) Zlatan Ibrahimovic £47m (PSG)

9) Rivaldo £45.5m (São Caetano)

10) Rio Ferdinand £42m (Manchester United)