David Beckham is the world's richest footballer with 175 mn pound fortune

The net worth of a player comprises of salary, endorsements and other assets. The 50 richest footballers in the world together earned 1.728 billion pounds - which is higher than the GDP of certain nations.

updated: March 12, 2013 15:48 IST
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David Beckham has topped the world's richest footballer's list and is the wealthiest star around, also tipping Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo with a net fortune of around 175 million pounds.

According to the Goal Rich list 2013, the Paris Saint-Germain star is approximately 60 million pounds ahead of Lionel Messi (115.5m) while Cristiano Ronaldo (112m) is the third on the list.

At fourth is a shocking entry with Kaka (66.5m), who is out of favour at Real Madrid but is still monetarily extremely sound. Ronaldinho (63m) comes in at the fifth spot.

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