1 Samuel Eto'o Fils
Net worth: $40 Million USDCurrent Club:Inter MilanAnnual Salary: £7 MillionCurrent Club: Inter Milan (F.C. Internazionale Milano)May 2010 to May 2011 earnings according to Forbes: $15 Million (salary+endorsements)
Cameroonian professional footballer, Samuel Eto'o Fils, has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Eto'o currently plays as a striker for Internazionale. He is also the current captain of the Cameroon national team.
The Cameroonian striker counts Puma and Ford as sponsors. He has won the African Player of the Year award a record of four times. Eto'o is the most decorated African player of all time, has much to be proud of – in the wake of his Champion League success with Barcelona and Inter Milan, his performance has been consistently excellent with the two most recent clubs he played for. Samuel Eto'o is currently Africa's highest-paid footballer ranked 10th to be the only African Footballer on the Forbes 2011 list of highest-paid soccer players.
The Inter Milan striker reportedly is set to join Russian soccer club Anzhi Makhachkala in a deal that would make Eto’o the highest-paid player in the history of soccer. Anzhi will pay a $38.9 million transfer fee this week for the rights to Eto’o and the Cameroonian star is expected to sign a three-year deal with an annual salary of 20 million Euros or $28.8 million at current exchange rates. Dwarfing the earnings of Lionel Messi at Barcelona and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. The current highest-paid player in the game is Cristiano Ronaldo who earns an estimated 13 million Euros ($19 million). Anzhi is owned by Russian investor Suleiman Kerimov, who is the 118th richest person in the world with a net worth of $7.8 billion.
Eto’o refuses to compare himself to other football players, letting his vast collection of awards, including African Player of the Year for three consecutive years with 4 times record. He is currently African Player of the year 2010. He is also the current captain of the Cameroon national team. In 17 October 2007, in the midst of his recovery period, he gained Spanish citizenship while playing for FC Barcelona.