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28 Richest Muslim Athletes 2021

Wealthiest Muslim AthletesIslam the religion of peace is followed by around 2 billion people worldwide. According to reports of 2015, more than 24.1% of the entire population of the world are Muslims. The community has a good number of representatives who have played crucial roles across various sectors. They also do have a healthy amount of ambassadors in the field of sports. The likes of Muhammad Ali, Mesut Ozil, M Wilkerson and many more have earned huge popularity for their contributions in various sports. Our this article will inform you about the Top 20 Highest Earning Muslim Sports Persons of the current time. Let’s see how much do the Muslim star players earn each year.

Richest Muslim Athletes 2021

Athlete’s Name Sports Annual Earning
Mesut Ozil Soccer 23.11 Million USD
Paul Pogba Soccer 19.15 Million USD
Dennis Schroder Basketball 15.5 Million USD
Ousmane Dembele Soccer 14.82 Million USD
Mohamed Salah Soccer 13.2 Million USD
Marouane Fellaini Soccer 12.5 Million USD
Karim Benzema Soccer 9.9 Million USD
N’Golo Kante Soccer 9.9 Million USD
Sadio Mane Soccer 9.9 Million USD
Edin Dzeko Soccer 9.65 Million USD
Ilkay Gundogan Soccer 9.2 Million USD
Khabib Nurmagomedov Mixed Martial Arts 8.6 Million USD
Riyad Mahrez Soccer 7.92 Million USD
Miralem Pjanic Soccer 7.41 Million USD
Granit Xhaka Soccer 6.6 Million USD
Sead Kolasinac Soccer 6.6 Million USD
Sanu American Football 6.5 Million USD
Benjamin Mendy Soccer 5.9 Million USD
Emre Can Soccer 5.7 Million USD
Sami Khedira Soccer 5.7 Million USD
Which game involves the most number of famous Muslim athletes?

As you can clearly see from the above mentioned list, currently soccer involves the most number of famous Muslim athletes. There are so many super star Muslim footballers who are playing in various premium level European clubs. Those guys are doing amazingly well. There are as many as 17 soccer players in the top 20 chart, which is simply more than 80% of the total inclusion! Soccer is definitely the most popular game in the planet and giving huge opportunity to those Muslims lads to earn a mammoth amount of money. Many of them are earning more than 10 million US Dollars a year just from their contracts with their respective European clubs. At least 5 Muslim soccer players earn a guaranteed 10 M USD or more per year. Their earnings also get much more heavy figure from the endorsements and the winning bonuses.

Wealthiest Muslim Footballer

Muslim sports persons in other sports:

Outside of Soccer, there are some other games which does involve so many famous Muslim sports persons. NBA super star Dennis Schorder is a very famous figure in the US. He is also theĀ wealthiest Muslim player outside the field of Soccer with huge yearly income of $15.5 M. Another Basketball sensation Enes Kanter also is a renowned figure and earns $4.76 M a year. Retired NFL star M Wilkerson along with Sanu do have a good reputation in the NFL. Khabib Nurmagomedov is a star of the Mixed Martial Arts and has earned a huge amount of money as well as popularity. Cricket has a huge popularity in Asia and the likes of Babar Azam, Mohammad Shami, Shoaib Malik, Usman Khawaja do have good fame in the eastern part of the planet.

Who are the top 10 earners among the Muslim players of various sports?

You have already been informed about the top 20 earners among the Muslim players across various sports, now lets discuss broadly about the top 10. [Note : 3 players share the number 7 spot with the very same amount of yearly income.]

10# Edin Dzeko: The Bosnian star striker is deadly inside the box. The AS Roma talisman earns a good amount of salary from his ongoing contract with the Serie A giants. He stands in the 10th spot with his yearly income of $9.65 M.

9# Sadio Mane: One of the best forwards in the world football at this moment. The Senegalese international has won the UCL trophy with Liverpool in 2019. He was in the top 5 of the Ballon d’Or short list of the very same year. Despite a huge earning f $9.9 M, the pacey winger is known to be very much humble and kind.

8# N’Golo Kante: Another humble person and also the FIFA World Cup winner with France. The Chelsea midfield master earns as same as Sadio Mane per year. This signals how much development the former Leicester City star has made as he used to be very much poor in the earlier part of his life.

7# Karim Benzema: The Real Madrid super star too has a big yearly income of 9.9 M USD. Although he has been excluded from the French side, he is entertaining the fans of the Santiago Bernabeu with his superb goal scoring skills.

6# Marouane Fellaini: Although a bit of a surprising name on the chart. But actually his contract with the Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng Taishan has placed him in the much upper part of the list. The former Man Utd midfielder earns as much as $12.5 M every year.

5# Mohamed Salah: A very popular figure across the planet. He has been labelled as the Egyptian King. The Liverpool F.C. superstar is one of the most hard working as well as successful Muslim sports persons on the earth. Salah who has recently won the UCL with the All Reds earn a mammoth 13.2 M US Dollar from his Liverpool contract. The endorsements along with winning bonuses made the amount as lucrative as $25 M last year.

4# Ousmane Dembele: Another French man to make his place into the list. Barca’s young sensation does have a massive yearly income due to his big money move to the Catalan side. The former Borussia Dortmund winger is paid $14.82 M per year by the Blaugranas. This huge amount of money has placed him on the 4th spot and he is also the youngest Muslim sports person in the top 10 list.

3# Dennis Schroder: Hello NBA fans, now it’s your turn to cheer up for something. Dennis Schorder is the only man in this top 10 chart who doesn’t play Soccer. The Oklahoma City Thunder star sits on the 3rd place with his massive earning of $15.5 M a year.

2# Paul Pogba : Yet another man from the French National Soccer Team. The Man Utd super star is the 2nd highest earning Muslim athlete in the world. His contract with the Red Devils hand him almost 20 M USD a year as the midfield star grabs as many as $19.15 M.

Who is the wealthiest muslim player at this moment?

Now lets have a look at the man who is the highest earner among the Muslim athletes. It’s none but Mesut Ozil who is quite a religious man and a very much popular figure in the football world. The former German international receives a mammoth 350 K GBP per week at the English Premier League side Arsenal. His lucrative contract with the Gunners help him earning $23.11 M every year and has honoured him as the highest earning Muslim sports person of the 2021. The play maker doesn’t only earn good but also a good person by the heart. He is a kind as well as a humble man. Ozil is known to be very much religious and played while fasting on so many occasions.

Mention worthy achievements in the recent time:

Muslim players have achieved a lot of honours and managed to win so many special trophies with their teams. Mesut Ozil won the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Germany National Team. In the very next edition Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante followed him as the duo won the WC with France. As I have mentioned it earlier, Mohamed Salah along with Sadio Mane managed to win the UEFA Champions League title with Liverpool in 2019. Karim Benzema has done the same thing and more specially, on 4 occasions with Real Madrid C.F. Riyad Mahrez has won the Africa Cup of Nations with Algeria National Football Team in 2019. The Muslims stars didn’t only helped their teams winning titles in Soccer but also in some other sports. English duo Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali helped the England National Cricket Team winning their first ever ICC Cricket World Cup title.

Some famous Muslim sports stars income (outside the top 20 chart):
Athlete’s Name Sports Annual Income
Enes Kanter Basketball 4.76 Million USD
Xherdan Shaqiri Soccer 4.29 Million USD
Jamal Ben Saddik Kick Boxing 4.23 Million USD
Mutaz Essa Barshim Track and Field 3.5 Million USD
Sadam Ali Boxing 3.5 Million USD
Kurt Zouma Soccer 2.54 Million USD
Nail Yakupov American Hockey (NHL) 2.5 Million USD
Achraf Hakimi Soccer 1.71 Million USD

We have tried to give you as much information as possible and hopefully helped you gain a vast idea about the earning of various Muslim sports persons of various games.


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