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LISBON, PORTUGAL - MAY 24: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates scoring their second goal in extra time during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)Shaun Botterill—Getty Images
LISBON, PORTUGAL - MAY 24: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates scoring their second goal in extra time during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images), Shaun Botterill—Getty Images
  • Affiliation
    Soccer/England
  • Last Year's Rank-
  • Salary$26,236,080
  • Endorsements$6,000,000
  • Total Earnings$32,236,080

The young Welsh star is earning the same from Real Madrid as longtime veteran Wayne Rooney gets from Manchester United: 300,000 pounds per week, which comes out to more than $26 million a year. Bale, who doesn’t look so unlike a certain famous retired pretty-boy British soccer star, has endorsement deals with Adidas, Lucozade and others.

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