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Asamoah Gyan overtakes Eto'o, Yaya Toure to become Africa's highest paid sportsman

Published on: 08 August 2014
Asamoah Gyan

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has overtaken Manchester City's Yaya Toure and Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon to become Africa's highest paid sportsman.

The Black Stars captain topped Ivorian midfielder Toure and Eto'o to become Africa’s highest paid sportsman by The Magazine’s Money Issue salary survey project.

Gyan will make $16m annual profit from his salaries, wages and endorsements as well as his private businesses, breaking even with Tamba Hali who plays for NFL side Kansas City Chiefs.

The UAE-based striker, who earns a tax free salary in the Arabian country, finishes ahead of Toure who earns US$ 15.4 yearly income from his weekly US$ 322,000 salary at the Etihad club.

Samuel Eto'o was said to be on the salary of $13.3m while Emmanuel Adebayor is at a distant fourth.

Gyan has invested his money in the food industry with Vits Instant Noodles with other interests in boxing, music, real estate and education.

 

Comments

  • Ein says:
    August 08, 2014 05:12 am
    Fish you are a villager.For you hatters of Asamoah Gyan get some education.he earns better salary in your so called weak league yet continues to play better than the players you consider playing in the elite leagues. Hellooooo
  • fish says:
    August 08, 2014 04:56 am
    And so what should we do?.Should we also demand to paid that amount or what?.
  • phillbanger says:
    August 08, 2014 06:35 am
    EIN THANK U VERY MUCH.I DNT KNO WHY PEOPLE ALWAYS HATE ON THE GUY.THE GUY IS BLESSED. CONGRATULATE DNT HATE. I BET U THIS FISH GUY WORKS AT A FACTORY WIPIN BABOONS AZZ.WHAT A NAME FISH.
  • awass says:
    August 08, 2014 06:45 am
    Fuck all haters....once again.go azza go.gbawe talebans dey 4 u
  • fish says:
    August 08, 2014 06:31 am
    @Ein,what is my offence for attacking me?.I am only demanding we are also paid the same amount,and is that a crime?.
  • abysam says:
    August 08, 2014 06:47 am
    am a kenyan and i do support ghana just because of Gyan.i like him so much and that guy has the right to be paid such amount because he is the best.
  • Legend says:
    August 08, 2014 07:09 am
    Gyan deserve it he he help his current club to stand tall at UAE .this guy score in every match I wish him all the best of luck
  • Mumbi says:
    August 08, 2014 07:18 am
    Congrats Mumu Gyan. Give some of those money as a charity to Ghanas health ministry to help fight Ebola as 40% ghanaians are infected.
  • Edson says:
    August 08, 2014 07:44 am
    Every one will be paid according to his /her efforts. Likewise those who work hard are always who became successfully;ceteris paribus!
  • Mohammed says:
    August 08, 2014 07:49 am
    @ mumbi a fatal car accident is waiting for u. Ur body wil be gathered into a polythene b4 u are barried for insulting Ghanaians. I always read comments here without commenting today i have commented. Trust me u won't see 2015. I know what i am saying. After u join ur ancestors, insult a whole nation again. I am done.
  • Eddy says:
    August 08, 2014 08:51 am
    Fish your head die waaaaa!!!!!!! 3y3 wo ya aa k)na k) wu wai. Obul!!!!!!!
  • yeyeghana says:
    August 08, 2014 08:55 am
    hahahaha
  • gee says:
    August 08, 2014 09:12 am
    hahahahaaaaaaaa
  • yes yes says:
    August 08, 2014 10:06 am
    ahahahahaha mumbai in hot waters
  • risky says:
    August 08, 2014 11:39 am
    Congratulations baby jet. U've earned it, u deserve it.
  • Dickson Peprah says:
    August 08, 2014 12:00 pm
    So wat shul we do if he tks 16m profit considering pupil die every time he comes for holidays, , GSN mk we tink
  • Benito says:
    August 08, 2014 02:02 pm
    Fish you are inflamed with jealous, it can kill you. All the fingers are not equal so be content with what you have.
  • Bostonman redsox says:
    August 08, 2014 09:11 pm
    Oh good for you! More money to bribe AA and the rest of the corrupt GFA.
  • Emmanuel appiah says:
    November 10, 2014 12:08 am
    Fish u are crazy greedynes will kill u