Carlos Tevez signs new deal and will make $80 per minute.
Argentine striker Carlos Tevez signed a new $41 million a year contract with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, making him the highest paid soccer player in the world.
The Chinese Super League club paid an $11 million transfer fee to his former club, Boca Juniors, as part of the new two-year deal. The breakdown of this monumental deal is as follows: a gross of $808,000 a week, which works out to $115,000 a day. Or $4,800 an hour. Or $80 a minute.
The $808,000 per week is well over the measly $430,000 a week that Cristiano Ronaldo currently gets.
Of course, Tevez's Argentinian teammate Lionel Messi will likely become the world's highest paid player when he's due for a new contract in the Summer of 2018, but for the time being no player is raking in the type of money that Carlos Tevez is in China.