Who is the richest footballer in the world? Longtime see how the great players have become billionaires divas that bill many millions a year. Everyone thinks Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and a few more when talking about millions and millions of euros for his footballing talent and advertising promotions. But nevertheless, the richest footballer in the world se llama Faiq Jefri Bolkiah. If you were left open-mouthed, we explain.
The richest footballer in the world is not a big star
And the young Faiq is not billionaire for his skills as a footballer, at least for now, as it plays in the second team Leicester City. Born in Los Angeles, but with dual nationality with Brunei, He arrived in English football a few years ago.
He started his career at Newbury and 2009 Academy passed Southampton. Four years later, Arsenal offered his first contract, He went to Chelsea and has finished in the second team of Leicester. As millionaire is that in a month spent almost 50 million dollars in cars, watches and gold, He revealed by the British newspaper 'Mirror'. All this when he was only 19 years. It has mansions and even tigers as pets.
How can be the captain of Brunei richest footballer in the world?
But how can a kid born in 1998, playing in the inferiors of Leicester and is the captain of Brunei, have that purchasing power? Very easy, because his fortune does not come out of football. Faiq Jefri Bolkiah It is Hassanal Bolkiah nephew, Sultan of Brunei, a tiny state 430.000 inhabitants which has huge reserves of oil and gas.
A family with both purchasing power that the father of Faiq, brother Sultan, He rented at the time to Michael Jackson for his birthday party. We do not know if you go far in the world of football, but surely not go hungry if that does not happen. This case reminds us of Peter Rufai, the goalkeeper who was prince in his country.