European Footballers vs. CEOs

Sport & Games | United Kingdom | June 23, 2016
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He earns an estimated $88m a year – but he’s not the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Can you guess who he is?

The UEFA Euro 2016 tournament will see Cristiano Ronaldo and some of Europe’s other biggest earners take to the pitch this month to prove what they’re worth.

According to World Economic Forum, twelve Association Football players appear on Forbes’ latest list of the World’s 100 Best Paid Athletes. While half of the players, including Barcelona super stars Lionel Messi (at No. 2) and Neymar (at No. 21), are from Latin America, the other half are of European origin and will be competing at Euro 2016 in the coming weeks.

As the tournament kicks off at Stade de France, in Paris, here’s a look at how their earnings compare with the remuneration of some of Europe’s best paid CEOs.