Roger Milla Highest-Paid Footballer in the World

Roger Milla
Roger Milla led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid footballers” released on Thursday.

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It's been a rough year for the footballer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 68-year-old Roger Milla has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid footballers for 2020 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 27/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Roger Milla 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 Thursday (November 26) that Milla is the highest-paid footballer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between October 2019 and October 2020, 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 Cameroonian 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 Milla Burger” chain) in Yaoundé, a Football Team (the “Yaoundé Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondermilla - Cameroon), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Roger) and a fashion line called “Roger Milla Seduction”.

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

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