#4 – Gareth Bale ($36.4 Million)
Growing up in Wales, Gareth Bale was such a soccer prodigy that his PE teacher wouldn’t allow him to use his left foot while playing because it wasn’t fair to the other children.
Now, he’s free to use whatever foot he likes as the superstar for Real Madrid, formerly of the Tottenham Hotspur for six years. Surprisingly less than half of his total earnings come from playing soccer, as he has lucrative endorsement deals that pay him over $15 million per year. Yeah, being a ridiculously talented, wealthy, good looking model must be tough.