When you talk of the world’s richest footballers your thoughts immediately deflect to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo , Lionel Messi and Neymar but that’s not correct
It’s no surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi top the charts given they both earn in excess of £350,000-per-week, though Messi recently signed a new contract worth £500,000-per-week.
However, it turns out Ronaldo isn’t technically the world’s richest football player, because somewhere in the Premier League, there’s a 19-year-old worth €20 billion. And no, that’s not a joke.
According to the Mirror, the world’s richest football player is actually Leicester City youngster Faiq Bolkiah, nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah.
Faiq is an exciting winger who began his career in England with AFC Newbury, before spells at Southampton, Arsenal and Chelsea.
He’s now at Leicester currently playing for the reserves, but you need only look at his Instagram account to see what kind of lifestyle he leads.
Faiq’s father, Jefri Bolkiah, reportedly used to spend £35 million a MONTH on luxury cars, watches and white gold pens.
His car collection, which currently stands at 2,300, is unlike anything you’ve ever heard of, including Ferraris, Rolls-Royces and Bentleys.
And when Jefri turned 50, he paid Michael Jackson £12.5 million to perform a private concert at a stadium he had built just for the event. Wow.
Despite his wealth and status, he still chose to play football for his own personal fleshy reasons, that’s called Loyalty. He even started from the scratch, that’s hard work. He deserves some accolades.