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  • 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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