2. LIONEL MESSI $46 million
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After setting a record in 2012 for most goals scored in a calendar year (91), the Argentine striker signed a two-year contract extension with Barcelona in February. With his take-home pay now at $20 million, Messi will have more than enough money to dote on his first child, a son, who was born last year.