The three richest African footballers are Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba and Michael Essien, according to 2014 figures. The richest in this group is Samuel Eto'o, whose earnings for 2014 is estimated at $112 million.
Eto'o is from Cameroon and began his career in soccer with Real Madrid in 1997. He is currently playing as a striker for the Chelsea team in England. He ranks third in the world in earnings for this sport. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are in the top two spots.
The second-richest African player is Didier Drogba with an estimated net worth of $35 million. Michael Essien is third on the list with a net worth of $22 million dollars, respectively. There are many other African footballers earning millions, including Yaya Touro, Kolo Touro and Emmanuel Adebayor.