The Ireland captain has been revealed as the 15th richest footballer in the world
Welcome to the multi-millionaires club, Robbie Keane. The Ireland captain, who is based in LA with his wife Claudine and 3-year-old son Robert Jnr, is worth an estimated €40.6 million.
The 32-year-old is now wealthier than Premier League bigwigs such as Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and John Terry, thanks to his lucrative move to play for the LA Galaxy in 2011.
The list of the world's top-earning footballers was revealed with David Beckham, unsurprisingly coming out on top with a €200m net worth. The Goal.com rich list also sees Lionel Messi's €132m, Ronaldo's €128m and Wayne Rooney's €57m rounding out the top ten. And Irish teammate Damien Duff also appears on the list at number 39, with a net worth of €21.2million.
While their football pay packets are the stuff of dreams, many of the top earners' large bank balances are due to 'freelance' income from modelling gigs, endorsements and public appearances.
"The world's top footballers can no longer be regarded as just athletes," Goal.com managing editor Amar Singh explained. "They are major international brands. And David Beckham is the biggest brand of them all. Our findings show just how much wealth footballers are able to accumulate by leveraging this."
Robbie is believed to be earning €2.5m a year from the LA Galaxy, not including bonuses, and he and his model wife are in the middle of moving home once again. The high profile pair were living in a Malibu beach house, however they decided to move once again and sold the property to Spice Girl Mel B.