Meet the World Richest Footballer
Undoubtedly, once mentioned on who's the most richest in the football world, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list as the richest. Perhaps, rating from the fact that they are the World Best Players of our time. Who can beat that?. They always ought to be. But even with the world title, it is shocking to reveal that they are no where close to the wealthiest in football. This is unbelievably true as officially, a Leicester City reserve player has been known to be the wealthiest footballer in the world. Meet Faiq Bolkiah 19. He is the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and he is worth an estimate of £15 billion. Bolkiah has been playing in England for some time and started his career at AFC Newbury as a youngster. In 2009, Southampton added him to their academy and, after not being handed a contract, Arsenal offered the Bruneian a trial in 2013. Bolkiah competed with the Gunners in the 2013 Lion City Cup and even bagged a goal in the competition. After being made aware of his situation, Chelsea offered the winger a two-year deal which he promptly signed. But after just one year Bolkiah left to join Leicester on a three-year contract. To give you an idea of the teen’s wealth, you only need to look at his father, Jefri. The Sultan of Brunei’s brother, who is the head of the Brunei Investment agency, reportedly spends a staggering £35m a month on watches, white gold pens and cars, Mirror Online reports. He is believed to have owned around 2,300 cars ranging from the best choices of cars such as Bentley, Ferrari– and had Michael Jackson perform a private concert for his 50th birthday. He paid the King of Pop £12.5 million for the performance and even built an entire stadium for the event. In a rare interview, the Leicester winger revealed: "I’ve played football since as early as I can remember and from a young age I’ve always enjoyed going out on the field and having the ball at my feet.