It's been a rough year for the footballer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 44-year-old Ray Lewis has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid footballers for 2019 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 24/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Ray Lewis tops annual list of highest-paid footballers
In 2016 it looked like the footballer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (May 23) that Lewis is the highest-paid footballer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between April 2018 and April 2019, a nearly $30 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 $185 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 Lewis Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Bartow Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderlewis - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Ray) and a fashion line called “Ray Lewis Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Ray fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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