It's been a rough year for the footballer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 73-year-old O. J. Simpson has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid footballers for 2021 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 20/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
O. J. Simpson 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 Tuesday (January 19) that Simpson is the highest-paid footballer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $20 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 American footballer has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Simpson Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “San Francisco Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersimpson - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from O. J.) and a fashion line called “O. J. Simpson Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many O. J. fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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