Born in Cucuta, Colombia in 1991. Real Madrid and Columbian national team midfielder, James Rodriguez has an estimated net worth of $14 million. James’s footballing career began back in 2006 when he signed for Envigado FC. In 2008 he made a switch to Club Atletico Banfield, where he caught the interest of FC Porto and then signed for this Portuguese club in 2010. Three years later, James, regarded as one of the best young talents in the world, joined Ligue 1 side Monaco for a transfer fee of €45 million before leaving for Real Madrid in 2014. As a hugely-talented soccer player, he is tipped to emulate the success of Colombian legend Carlos Valderrama, with his role in the current national team becoming increasingly important, especially following his outstanding performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil. In 2012, he was ranked #59 in The 100 best footballers in the world by The Guardian. James has won a number of accolades to his name including the LPFP Award for Breakthrough Player in the Primeria Liga in 2012 and the Portuguese Golden Ball award in the same year, while he was the top scorer at the latest World Cup.