5. Michael Essien – $25 million Net worth
Closing in on the top five of the Top 10 African Footballers That Earn The Most is former Chelsea defensive midfielder Michael Essien. following his €38 million move to Chelsea back in 2005. The Panathinaikos player now makes the list of the Top 10 African Footballers That Earn The Most with a net worth of $25 million making him the fifth Richest African Footballer in the world.
The Ghanaian spent 8 years at the club before joining AC Milan for more playing time and finally joining Panathiakos early this year.