7. John Obi Mikel – $15 million Net worth
in seventh place is Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel. The Nigerian footballer is one of the players to have spent most of the time in the Premier League as he has been at Chelsea Football Club since 2006. In 2005 Manchester United and Chelsea both announced that they had signed the 18 year old, Chelsea reportedly paying 4 million for the Nigerian, The matter was finally settled in 2006 Chelsea winning the battle after paying £4 million for the 18 year old.
John Mikel Obi is reported to be earning $5 million per year and has a net worth of $15 million making him the seventh Richest African Footballer.