Eden Hazard and Cristiano Ronaldo in the top 12 highest-paid footballers in 2016

Do you know how much Eden Hazard, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo earn every year in total?

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With so much money in sport these days, it is no surprise that some of the highest-paid people on the planet are in fact athletes.

But how much do the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi actually take home on a yearly basis in total?

In this slideshow, we break down the top earning footballers in the world in 2016 and also have a look at some other top-earning athletes from other sports.

All of the data in the slideshow comes from the Forbes list published in the summer of 2016.

Click below to begin the slideshow.

12) Eden Hazard – $22 million per year

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Photo: Eden Hazard / Instagram

The Chelsea playmaker is first up and is believed to earn around $22m a year in total.

According to Forbes, the Belgian playmaker earns around $17m in salary and $5m from sponsorship and endorsements every year.

Next up is a Real Madrid star – can you guess who?

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