Ronaldo wealthiest among FIFA players, pips Messi, Rooney

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2014 12:36 IST
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Portgual and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is the wealthiest footballer to be competing in the FIFA World Cup, with England having the maximum representation in the rich list.

With an estimated net worth of $230 million, Ronaldo's personal fortune accounts for nearly one-quarter of the combined net worth of the 10 players in the Wealth-X World Cup rich list, beating other high-profile players such as Lionel Messi of Argentina and England's Wayne Rooney.

With striker Rooney ($95 million) and midfielders Frank Lampard ($60 million) and Steven Gerrard ($55 million), England has more wealthy players on the list than any other country.

2010 World Cup champions, Spain, has only one ultra wealthy footballer on the list in Fernando Torres, who has an estimated net worth of $50 million.

Host Brazil does not have a footballer on the Wealth-X list although their star player, Neymar, has an estimated net worth of $25 million.

Italy's Gianluigi Buffon, who has an estimated net worth of $50 million, is the only goalkeeper in the list, which primarily consists of midfielders or strikers.

Eight footballers on the list are current or past players in the English Premier League, except Messi and Buffon.

Brazil last hosted the World Cup in 1950 and since then has established itself as a dominant power, winning football's greatest trophy a record five times.

Thirty-two national teams will compete in the World Cup in 12 host cities during the competition that begins tomorrow and runs upto July 13.

Wealth-X is the world's leading ultra high net worth (UHNW) intelligence and prospecting firm with the largest collection of curated research on UHNW individuals, defined as those with net assets of $30 million and above.

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