Thierry Henry is a retired French football player who played as a striker. Considered one of the best strikers in the world during his playing years, he made everything look ridiculously easy. His net worth is $130 million, and his salary at one point was $5 million.
Henry was a prolific goalscorer, and a complete forward. He peaked while playing for Arsenal in the Premier League. During his time at the North London club, he became the team’s all-time leading goalscorer, and won the Golden Boot a record four times as well. More importantly, he became the first player in history to get 20 goals and 20 assists in a league season. He continued to play at a high level at Barcelona, and ended his career at the New York Red Bulls.
Henry began his career at Monaco, where a certain Arsene Wenger was the manager. After a brief stint at Juventus, he signed for the Gunners. Greatness than ensued, as the Premier League would never be the same again. In 1998, he also was part of the French squad that won the FIFA World Cup.
Henry’s annual salary with the New York Red Bulls was $5 million per year. He was the highest paid player in the MLS at the time. In fact, he earned more than superstar David Beckham. Eventually, he took a pay cut, reducing it to $3.75 million per year, although he remained the highest-paid player in the league due to various bonuses. He also has some investments in real estate. In 2010, he purchases a SoHo triplex in New York, paying $14.85 million for it.
Henry was one of the most marketable players during his career. His footballing salary was duly backed by his endorsements. The main one was Nike, who signed him from a young age. He featured in many TV commercials for the company, and was a huge success as a brand ambassador. In 2006, he signed with Reebok and appeared in various ads. In 2011, he signed with another sportswear giant in Puma.
Henry has also endorsed some other brands and products. He has done some commercials with Pepsi, and appeared in the Renault Clio commercials alongside then girlfriend Claire Merry. In 2007, he became the brand ambassador for Gillette, and seven years later, he endorsed Beats headphones. He has also graced many video game covers, like FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer (PES).