A good number of talented African players are spread all over the Europe, the United States of America and the far east in Asia, playing football and making money and names for themselves. Some have been able to acquire so much wealth for themselves to become very rich with net worth running into millions of dollars.
Here we present to you the list of the first top 20 richest African footballers in Africa and from Africa. This list is the original list as investigated by Constative.com and is the most accurate and most complete you can find.
20. Salomon Kalou - Net Worth: $12 Million
Salomon Kalou has been playing for Côte d'Ivoire since 2007 and has appeared in two world cups, four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and 2008 Olympics.
Ivorian born player Kalou has played for Chelsea, Lille, Hertha BSC football club. Before moving away from Chelsea, Kalou was the nucleolus part of the Chelsea team that won 3 Premiere league titles with different coaches which started from Jose Morinho. He made so much money during his days in Chelsea to become 0ne of the richest African footballers. His net worth is $12 million
19. Fredric Kanoute - Net Worth: $13 Million
Fredric Kanote is no doubt one of the richest African footballers. He was born on 2 September 1977 to a French mother and a Malian father. He played for France U21 from 1998 to 2001 before joining Malian national team 2004 and helped his team reached the semi-finals of the 2004 African Cup of Nations.
In 2007 he was named African Footballer of the Year and retired from Malian team in 2010. Fredric made lot of money from playing for France U21, Malian national squad and all the football clubs he played for in Europe, making his total net worth to be $13 Million.
18. Yakubu Aiyegbeni - Net Worth: $14.5million
Yakubu started his football career in Nigeria with Julius Berger FC in Lagos after which he joined Maccabi Haifa of Israel. After a brief stint with the Israeli club Yak as he's popularly called in the English league played for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn Rovers before he moved to a Chinese club where he earned £5,040,000 yearly, Guangzhou R&F on a free transfer where he pocketed $100,000 a week. These put together made him one of the richest African footballers.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni is now playing for a football club in Turkey where he is still earning big, he has acquired properties, cars and investments worth millions of naira over the years that his total net worth is estimated to be $12 million
17. Benni McCarthy - Net Worth: $16 million
South African all-time top-scorer Benni McCarthy started his career with a local club in Cape Town, South Africa played for Celta Vigo in Spain before he moved to Porto FC in Portugal where he famously helped the club to their second UEFA Champions League Cup in history.
In 2006 Benni McCarthy moved to Blackburn Rovers for a £2.5m fee scoring 52 times for the club and later moved to West Ham where he had an unsuccessful spell at the hammers left West Ham in 2011 by mutual agreement, with a £1.5million pay-off and was also offered a £1 million pay-off in return for tearing up his contract. Benni McCarthy returned to Orlando Pirates in South Africa and is total net worth is estimated to be $16 Million. However, TheSun of UK claims he is worth more that 30 million pounds.
16. Kevin Prince Boateng - Net Worth: $20 million
Kelvin Prince Boateng is German Born player but a descent of Ghana and he is known for his intense dynamism and physical strength. He started playing at the age of 6 for Reinickendorfer Füchse club.
Boateng has played for Ghana and different clubs across Europe; Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund, Portsmouth, Genoa and Milan, Ac Milan and he is currently at Schalke 04 in Germany and he earns $4 Million Dollars per annum. His total net worth is $20 million
15. Andre Ayew - Net Worth: $28 Million
Born to a Ghanaian football legend Abedi Pele, Andre Ayew played most of his football with Olympique de Marseille of France before joining EPL side Swansea On 10 June 2015 on a free transfer.
Andre Ayew won the BBC African Footballer of the Year in 2011 and has represented Ghana at both youth and senior national team he collects 3.72 per annum and other match bonuses making his total net worth to be $28 Million
14. Asamoah Gyan - Net Worth: $28.5 million
Asamoah Gyan is remembered all over the world for his last minute penalty miss in 2010 world cup quarter final against Uruguay, and another crucial penalty miss in the nations cup final. But beyond those misses. Asamoah Gyan is no doubt one of the deadliest and most lethal striker Ghana has ever produced.
Asamoah Gyan is one of the most important player for the Ghanaian national team and his current net worth is estimated to be $28.5 million dollars. He is one of the most important Africa player in Europe and has made much money for himself.
13. Papa Diop - Net Worth: $30 Million
Papa Bouba Diop started his football career in ASC Diaraf a local club in Senegal in the year 1996 later joined Senegal national team in 1999, appeared for 63 times and scored 11 goals.
Diop has played for different Europeans clubs like West Ham United, Portsmouth, Fulham and Birmingham City. Papa Bouba Diop has earned so much money from his clubs and his country that his total net worth is $30 million
12. Obafemi Martins - Net Worth: $35 Million
Obafemi Martins is a Nigerian born player that played for Nigeria national team from 2004 t0 2013. He has played for many football clubs in Europe before joining United States major league soccer, Seattle Sounders in 2013
Obafemi Martins is one of the highest paid player in United States Major League Soccer, with an annual salary of $2,400,000.00. Obafemi has acquired lot of properties, investments and luxurious cars worth millions of dollars over the years, his total net worth is $35 million
11. Samuel Osei Kufour - Net Worth: $37 Million
Samuel Ossei Kufour played for Ghana team for 13 years, hanged his boots in 2009 but before then he was voted by CAF in 2007 as member of 'Top 30 Best African Players of All-Time.'
In his club career Kuffour played for Bayern Munich for 11 seasons, FC Nuremberg for 1 season, AS Roma for 3 season, Livorno for 2 season, Ajax 1 season and Asante Kotoko for 1 season. He is one of the richest people in Ghana and has various businesses, properties in Ghana that made his total net worth to be $37 million.
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