Bas Dost Highest-Paid Footballer in the World

Bas Dost
Bas Dost led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid footballers” released on Sunday.

It's been a rough year for the footballer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 31-year-old Bas Dost has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid footballers for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 12/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Bas Dost 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 Sunday (April 11) that Dost is the highest-paid footballer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between March 2020 and March 2021, a nearly $50 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 Dutch footballer has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Dost Burger” chain) in Amsterdam, a Football Team (the “Deventer Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdost - Netherlands), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Bas) and a fashion line called “Bas Dost Seduction”.

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

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