5) Michael Essien – Net Worth: $41 Million
Essien is Africa’s most expensive footballer of all-time after his £24.4million move from Lyon to Chelsea. He has received multiple nominations for World Player of the Year as well as African Player of the Year in recognition of his status as one of Africa’s best players ever. After 8 years at Chelsea, Essien signed for AC Milan in January 2014 to receive more first-team football. He is signed for Persib Bandung.