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3. Didier Drogba – Net Worth – $155 Million
The most famous African player from Ivory Coast, Didier Drogba is his nation’s star and is known widely as a legend of Chelsea. He has scored a huge number of goals for his club and his presence makes any game highly interesting. Drogba has represented his nation many times in the African Cup of Nations and showed his amazing performance. This footballer has also played skillfully for other FC clubs like Chelsea, Le Mans, Marseille, Galatasaray and at present, he is a member of the team Montreal Impact. The third richest African player has a net worth of US $155 Million.
The Ivorian player struck massive riches after his transfer to Chelsea at the age of 26. After that, he signed numerous lucrative contracts. At the peak of his performance, he was paid $170,000 per week at Chelsea and a staggering $325,000 during his short stay at Shangai Shenhua. At Chelsea, this striker had 226 appearances in eight years. During this period, he scored 100 goals for the club. Apart from being a talented athlete, Drogba is a philanthropist and runs a foundation in his own name. He has earned the title of the African Footballer of the Year two times.
2. Yaya Toure – Net Worth – $170 Million
Yaya Toure with an estimated net worth of US $170 Million is one of the top paid athletes in the world. He plays as a central midfielder for the Premier League Club Manchester City. The former captain of Ivory Coast, Yaya Toure has been voted African Footballer of the Year four times consecutively. The talented, experienced midfielder helped his team to victory in African Cup of Nation in 2015 and runner-up in 2012 and 2006.
Majority of Toure’s career has been spent as a box-to-box midfielder for his country where he has been renowned as one of the best players ever. He played more than 70 games for Barcelona and was an important part of the team when it won the 2009 Champions League. Playing for the Manchester City, Toure scored key goals helping the team earn the first league title in the 44 years.