23. Zlatan Ibrahimovic


Total Earnings: $37.4 million

Salary/Bonuses: $30.4 million

Endorsements: $7 million

The Swedish striker ended his career with Paris Saint-Germain in May 2016 as its all-time leading goalscorer and with four straight Ligue 1 titles and three league player of the year awards. Up next: a rumored move to the Premier League. After a season-long negotiation with Nike, he returned to wearing the swoosh under a deal reported to pay an estimated $3 million annually through 2019. In June he released his line of sportswear, A-Z.