7. Kylian Mbappe
The highly-rated Frenchman scored a career-best of 33 goals in just 29 Ligue 1 games last season.
And with the likes of Real Madrid queuing up for his services, Paris Saint-Germain have already awarded him big time.
As the world’s most valuable player, however, Mbappe could soon boast a higher salary as PSG look to fend off Real Madrid’s strong interest.
It’s surely only a matter of time before Mbappe tops a list highest-earner list for footballers.
Pay: $30.6 M
Salary: $26.6 M
Endorsements: $4 M