08. James Rodriguez ($25.4 Million Per Annum)
Have heard about Winger anytime? Well it is other name of a Midfielder in terms of football. Colombia has a rich history of producing great footballers. From David Ospina to Mario Yepes, they all are up to the mark as ever. James Rodriguez is the latest addition to this list. The Captain of Columbian National Football team, James is a midfielder in the side. He also plays in the most famous Spanish football club Real Madrid. He is amongst the youngest footballers from the current lot of players. Like any other famous footballer, he also has many brand endorsements increasing his bank balance all the time.