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Chelsea's Eto'o Tops List Of Wealthiest Foreign-Born English Premier League Footballers

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Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o is the wealthiest foreign-born English Premier League (EPL) player with a net worth of £39 million (US$64 million), according to a Wealth-X list that also includes players from Spain, Argentina and the Czech Republic.

Cameroonian-born Eto'o signed a one-year deal with Chelsea in August 2013 for an undisclosed fee, although several media reports claimed he took a substantial pay cut to move to the English club from Russian football club, Anzhi Makhachkala.

The combined fortunes of the 10 footballers on the list is £245 million (US$402 million), £10 million less than the combined net worth of the individuals on Wealth-X's list of the wealthiest English-born EPL players. Wayne Rooney topped that list – and also ranks first on the combined list of English and foreign-born EPL footballers - with his £45 million (US$ 73 million) personal fortune.

Three Chelsea players appear in the list, and collectively their combined wealth totals £87 million (US$142 million). Manchester City is also represented by three players on the list, with a combined net worth of £68 million (US$ 111 million).

Below are the top 5 wealthiest foreign-born EPL players:

Rank

Name

Country of Origin

Team

Net Worth
(£ million)

Net Worth
(US$ million)

1

Samuel Eto'o

Cameroon

Chelsea

39

64

2

Ryan Giggs

Wales

Manchester Utd

27

45

3

Fernando Torres

Spain

Chelsea

26

42

4

Yaya Toure

Ivory Coast

Manchester City

25

41

5

Sergio Aguero

Argentina

Manchester City

24

39

Michael Byrne, Wealth-X UK Director, said: "The results of this survey may come to a surprise for many, who may have been under the impression that foreign-born EPL players receive more rewarding compensation than their English counterparts. English-born footballers in the EPL amass greater sponsorship and are therefore in a position to accumulate greater overall net worth. This run-down certainly produces more surprises than the English-born list."

Download the full list at http://www.wealthx.com/articles/2014/chelsea%E2%80%99s-eto%E2%80%99o-tops-list-of-wealthiest-foreign-born-english-premier-league-footballers/

About Wealth-X
Wealth-X is the definitive source of intelligence on the ultra wealthy with the world's largest collection of curated research on ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals, defined as those with net assets of US$30 million and above. Headquartered in Singapore, it has 12 offices on five continents. (www.wealthx.com)