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Neymar in action during a training session at the Serra Dourada Stadium in Goiania, BrazilNeymar in action during a training session at the Serra Dourada Stadium in Goiania, Brazil
Neymar in action during a training session at the Serra Dourada Stadium in Goiania, BrazilBuda Mendes—Getty Images
Neymar in action during a training session at the Serra Dourada Stadium in Goiania, Brazil, Buda Mendes—Getty Images
  • Affiliation
    Soccer/Brazil
  • Last Year's Rank-
  • Salary$25,828,600
  • Endorsements$12,000,000
  • Total Earnings$37,828,600

Barcelona’s signing of Neymar in May 2013 is still under investigation; the club has since released some numbers so as to avoid looking like it was hiding anything. The phenom forward got a 10 million euro signing bonus to add to his base salary of 9 million euro—and that’s not to mention endorsements. The 22-year-old has become one of the faces of the 2014 World Cup, and deals have followed, with companies like Nike, VW, Panasonic, Castrol and Drakkar Noir, which put out Neymar cologne.

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