Alain Boghossian Highest-Paid Footballer in the World

Alain Boghossian
Alain Boghossian led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid footballers” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the footballer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 50-year-old Alain Boghossian has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid footballers for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 16/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Alain Boghossian tops annual list of highest-paid footballers

In 2018 it looked like the footballer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (January 15) that Boghossian is the highest-paid footballer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $40 million lead over his closest competition.

People With Money’s factors

In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

The French footballer has an estimated net worth of $215 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Boghossian Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Digne Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderboghossian - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Alain) and a fashion line called “Alain Boghossian Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Alain fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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