World Cup wealth league: Which footballer is the richest?

It’s Christmas for football fans today as the World Cup kicks off in Brazil.

There may remain some doubts over whether England can dominate the pitch, but the one list it has already dominated is the World Cup wealth league.

Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard all appear on a listing of the 10 richest players taking part in the Brazil.

Who’s the richest? Take a look:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Net worth: $230m

National team: Portugal

Ronaldo

 

2. Lionel Messi

Net worth: $180m

National team: Argentina

Lionel Messi

 

3. Wayne Rooney

Net worth: $95m

National team: England

Wayne Rooney

 

4. Didier Drogba

Net worth: $90m

National team: Cote d’Ivoire

Drogba

 

5.Samuel Eto’o

Net worth: $75m

National team: Cameroon

Samuel Eto'o

 

6. Yaya Toure

Net worth: $70m

National team: Cote d’Ivoire

Yaya Toure

 

7. Frank Lampard

Net worth: $60m

National team: England

Frank Lampard

 

8. Steven Gerrard

Net worth: $55m

National team: England

Steven Gerrard

 

9. Fernando Torres

Net worth: $50m

National team: Spain

Fernando Torres

 

10. Gianluggi Buffon

Net worth: $50m

National team: Italy

Gianluggi Buffon

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