1. Carlos Tevez (Shanghai Shenhua) – £615,000 per week
Carlos Tevez earns what can only be described as a truly ridiculous amount of money. Having moved from his second stint at boyhood club Boca Juniors in 2016 to Chinese team Shanghai Shenhua, Tevez is now earning himself an astronomical £615,000 per week. That equates to over £30 million a year — simply unreal.
That is the might of the Chinese teams currently competing in the world of football and business, with Tevez just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the financial might of these newfound entities in the soccer world.
But with riches don’t always come success stories, and while Tevez remains in sharp form on the pitch, it is rumored that after just a few months in China, he has become disillusioned, and the money may not be all it is cracked up to be. Could Carlos be on his way back to Boca Juniors very soon? If the rumors are to be believed, then we could be seeing this in the headlines in the not-too-distant future.