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 Africaâ€™s highest paid sportsman by The Magazineâ€™s Money Issue salary survey project.
Gyan will make $16m annual profit from his salaries, wages and endorsements as well as his private businesses, breaking even with Tamba Hali who plays for NFL side Kansas City Chiefs.
The UAE-based striker, who earns a tax free salary in the Arabian country, finishes ahead of Toure who earnsÂ US$ 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.