Net Worth: $50 Million
Cameroonian professional footballer, Samuel Eto’o Fils has an estimated net worth of $50 million. Eto’o currently plays as a striker for the small-but-with-big-ambitions Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.He also serves as the captain of the Cameroon national team. He is the most decorated African player of all time, having won the award for African Player of the Year four times in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010.
Has much to be proud of – in the wake of his Champion League success with Barcelona and Inter Milan. The four-time African player of the year also won three league titles with Barca and one with Inter, while with Cameroon he has twice won the Africa Cup of Nations.
Eto’o became world’s highest-paid footballer ever in term of the wage paid by club, after the striker was transferred to Anzhi in August 2011 on a three-year deal expected to get him a salary of €20 million after tax per season, eclipsing the €13 million Cristiano Ronaldo earns at Real Madrid and the €10.5 million Lionel Messi is paid by Barcelona. The player counts Puma and Ford as his major sponsors.
Anzhi is owned by Russian investor Suleiman Kerimov, who is the 146th richest person in the world with a net worth of $6.5 billion.
Samuel Eto’o and his wife Georgette arrive on the red carpet for the screening of the film ‘The Tree of Life’ premiere in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
May 2011 to May 2012 Earnings: €23.3 Million
May 2010 to May 2011 Earnings: €13 Million
Current Club: F.C. Anzhi Makhachkala