#4 – Brazilian Ronaldo
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, more commonly known as Ronaldo, is widely regarded as one of the finest strikers ever to play the game. He scored an amazing 247 goals in an 18-year career, appearing for sides such as Barcelona, Inter Milan and Corinthians in his native Brazil. Ronaldo was capped 98 times for his home country and featured in three World Cup finals.
Ronaldo had been signed to represent the Nike brand since 1996, earning a huge $180 million for his troubles. This sponsorship deal saw him appear in numerous adverts for the global sports brand.
Net worth: $150m