2- Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is one of the best soccer player. He has acquired several records of the world. Messi is at second position in this list after obtaining the runner up award in Ballon d’Or 2013. He is earning $64.1 million per annum along with his huge salary of $41.7 million. His major sponsors are Turkish Airline, Adidas, Herbalife and Pepsi. His entire endorsements are worth $23 million. He will sign his 7th contract ever since 2005 for matching his rival’s pay and for extending his Camp Nou’s stay beyond 2018. He is currently playing for Barcelona club that is the second worthy club at $3.2 billion. Profit of $154 million has been earned by Barcelona out of its revenue of $672 million.