The 10 richest Africans playing at the 2018 World Cup

A number of the richest African players will be playing against their club's teammates as the 2018 World Cup kicks off on June 2018.

This article is part of the Business Insider SSA’s 2018 World Cup reportage of the 32 countries who have qualified for Russia. Business Insider SSA is running various articles in the run-up to the global tournament kicking off on June 14 2018.

As the football club season ended with the UEFA Champions League finals on Saturday, May 26, 2018, the FIFA World Cup is the next footballing event on the front burner.

32 teams will be slugging it out to win the most coveted football trophy in the world. 115 African footballers - from the five African countries that qualified for the event - will be participating alongside other players from other continents of the world.

It is without a doubt that the last football season had its fair share of money domination with the 32 teams that participated in the Champions League sharing a total of $1.2 billion. In the same vein, the Premier League clubs collectively spent over a billion pounds on signings, while Paris Saint-Germain broke the world transfer record when it spent €222 million (£200 million) on Neymar.

And again, African players have been well remunerated for their participation and efforts in securing good places for some of the biggest European and English clubs a place in history.

Here is a list of 10 richest African footballers who would be representing the five African countries that qualified for the FIFA World Cup in Russia using their estimated net worth data from the Financial application- Finapp, Forbes, and football website transfer Market UK.

Youssef Msakni

Country: Tunisia

Club: Al Duhail in Qatar

Estimated net worth: $5.4m

Achraf Hakimi

Country: Morocco

Club: Plays for Real Madrid

Estimated net worth: $5.8m

Keita Baldé Diao


Club: Plays for AS Monaco

Estimated net worth: $10million

Ahmed Musa

Country: Nigeria

Club: Plays for CSKA Moscow

Estimated net worth: $18m

Sadio Mane

Country: Senegal

Club: Plays for Liverpool

Estimated net worth: $18m

Hakim Ziyeck

Country: Morocco

Club: Plays for AFC Ajax

Estimate net worth: $23.9m

Odion Ighalo

Country: Nigeria

Club: Changchun Yatai

Estimated net worth: $22m

Victor Moses

Country: Nigeria

Club: Plays for Chelsea FC

Estimate net worth: $23m

Mohammed Salah

Country: Egypt

Club: Plays for Liverpool

Estimated net worth: $28m

Mikel Obi

Country: Nigeria

Club: Tianjin TEDA FC

Estimated net worth: $47m


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