It's been a rough year for the footballer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 67-year-old Dominique Rocheteau has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid footballers for 2022 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 28/01/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Dominique Rocheteau tops annual list of highest-paid footballers
In 2019 it looked like the footballer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (January 27) that Rocheteau is the highest-paid footballer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between December 2020 and December 2021, 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 Rocheteau Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Étaules Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderocheteau - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Dominique) and a fashion line called “Dominique Rocheteau Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Dominique fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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