Ryan Giggs Highest-Paid Footballer in the World

Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid footballers” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the footballer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 47-year-old Ryan Giggs has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid footballers for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 31/07/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Ryan Giggs 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 Friday (July 30) that Giggs is the highest-paid footballer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between July 2020 and July 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 Welsh 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 Giggs Burger” chain) in Cardiff, a Football Team (the “Cardiff Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondergiggs - Wales), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Ryan) and a fashion line called “Ryan Giggs Seduction”.

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

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