The highest paid African footballer is the Cameroon striker Samuel Etoo, he gets paid about 13 million pounds a year.
Seydou Keita is the highest paid South African footballer with $17m million per year salary. He signed this deal with for two years and six months with Dalian Aerbin FC of the Chinese Super League side.
Firstly Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid footballer with a salary of £11 million a year. Next ist is David Beckam who earns anout $40 a minute
Edgars' Steve Ross earned just over $111,600,000 last year to make him the highest paid CEO.
In the year i think it was Michael Essien of Chelsea. but this was in 2005. Now it is Samuel etoo.
Lionel Messi is the most paid footballer in the world with $44 Million per year. Second is Cristiano Ronaldo with $39 Million per year.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid footballer in the world getting paid 23mil euros a year. Plus adds and sponsors, goals & assists, winning bonuses, Winning cups all mean extra money. Overall its a ridiculously large amount of money for a 24yr old. Another reason why its the best sport in the world. Keep It up Ronaldo ;)
The highest paid NBA player in 1995 was Patrick Ewing. He made $18,724,000 that year. He was still the highest paid the following year.
Messi is currently the highest paid single footballer on the planet, with a yearly salary of 31 million euros. Not much of a surprise, Cristiano Ronaldo is second, making 29 million euros a year.
The highest paid athaletein the year 2000 was the German formula one driver Michel Schuemacher.
The rankings of the highest paid athletes can change from year to year. However, Floyd Mayweather was the highest paid athlete of 2013 with 105 million dollars in salary/winnings.