Bale continues to butt heads with manager Zinedine Zidane and is the most expensive bench warmer in sports right now. He played in just two of Real Madrid’s last 11 La Liga matches and then was left off the club’s 24-man Champions League squad in early August. The Welshman is an avid golfer and has pitched TaylorMade products and events on social media.
Gareth Bale, Real Madrid
Total Earnings: $29 million – Salary: $23 million | Endorsements: $6 million