The World's Richest 30 Players in 2008

K ShakranSenior Analyst IMarch 27, 2009

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 05:  Ronaldinho of AC Milan laughs during a training session during the AC Milan Winter Training Camp at the Al Nasr Sports Club on January 5, 2009 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The world's richest players list has just been released. As expected, some players continue to dominate the top of the list, while others have risen up from the ashes to climb into the top 30.

Here it goes:

1. Ronaldinho (AC Milan) - $46 million

2. David Beckham (L.A Galaxy, on loan at AC Milan) -$45 million

3. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) - $44 million

4. Samuel Eto'o (FC Barcelona) - $39 million

5. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) - $33 million

6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan) - $32 million

7. Ronaldo Luis Nazario De Lima (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista) - $30 million

8. Frank Lampard (FC Chelsea) - $29 million

9. Thierry Henry (FC Barcelona) $28 million

10. Ismail Matar (Al Wahda) - $28 million

11. Michael Ballack (FC Chelsea) - $28 million

12. Steven Gerard (Liverpool) - $27 million

13. Raul Gonzalez (Real Madrid) - $27 million

14. Zinedine Zidane (Retired) - $27 million

15. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United ) - $27 million

16. Didier Drogba (FC Chelsea) - $26 million

17. Hussein Abd-El-Ghani (Al-Ahly) - $26 million

18. Kaka (AC Milan) - $23 million

19. Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus) - $20 million

20. Ryan Babel (Liverpool) - $18 million

21. Ruud Van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid) - $18 million

22. Lucas Podolski (Bayern Munchen) - $17 million

23. Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan) - $16 million

24. Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid) - $14 million

25. Luis Figo (Inter Milan) - $13 million

26. Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) - $13 million

27. Hudetoshi Nakata (Retired) - $13 million

28. Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira (Bunyodkor) - $10 million

29. Mohammed Abu Trika (Al-Ahly) - $10 million

30. Yassar Al-Qahtany (Al-Hilal) - $9 million

And I'm wondering why we can't get rid of world poverty...