The Ballon d'Or is football's most prestigious award, given to the best player in the world - and Erling Haaland and Lionel Messi are this year's hot favourites.

Previous winner Cristiano Ronaldo tops our Ballon d'Or rich list, with an eye-watering estimated wealth of £363million.

Messi is second with an estimated net worth of £105m at the start of 2023 - which has no doubt increased since his move to Inter Miami.

Brazilian legend Kaka, reportedly worth £74m, won in 2007, the same year he set up the winning goal for AC Milan in the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Former Real Madrid player Karim Benzema won the Ballon d’Or in 2022 and is believed to be worth around £62m.

Michael Owen, who took home the award in 2001, has a reported £54.4m fortune and now works as a pundit for BT Sport.

French star Zinedine Zidane, worth an estimated £52m, inspired his side to their World Cup victory in 1998, the same year he won the Ballon d’Or.