At 22, the richest footballer in the world has an estimated fortune of more than 20,000 million euros, without even being the highest paid athlete.
For yet another year, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo topped the ranking of the highest paid soccer players, according to Forbes. However, neither of them was enough with this to get the title of the richest footballer in the world .
Since today it belongs, incredibly, to a young man of only 22 years old , who does not even play in any of the most important leagues in the world. Who are we talking about?
The highest paid players
Before we reveal who is the richest footballer in the world, let’s make it clear who had the best income during the past year.
As we anticipated, “La Pulga”, Barcelona’s star, led the count by pocketing a total of $ 126 million, pushing Juventus player Ronaldo to second place with a total of $ 117 million.
The third place is for Neymar , who won almost 100 million and very far away, but accelerating hard, comes Kylian Mbappé , the Paris Saint-Germain striker who reaches fourth place with 48 million dollars. While closing the top five appears Mohamed Salah of Liverpool with total earnings of 37 million dollars.
Rounding out last year’s top 10 highest paid list are: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) and David De Gea (Manchester United).
As we can see, the table is dominated by players from the Spanish League and the Premier of Great Britain, who can boast of having the highest payrolls, but do not have the richest footballer in the world among their ranks.
The richest footballer in the world
Those leagues have or had some of the footballers who held that title, but none with the fortune that today has the richest footballer in the world who, incidentally, is the Brunei national soccer team captain.
According to The Richest, at the top of the top five of the wealthiest is the Brazilian Neymar , whose net worth is estimated to be around 185 million dollars.
In fourth place appears Swede Zlatan Ibrahimović , legendary striker for Serie A club AC Milan, whose wealth is valued at approximately $ 190 million.
In the third position was the Argentine star Lionel Messi, who at 33 years old accumulates a net worth of around 400 million dollars.
Just above is the Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo, from Portugal, with his 450 million dollars.
Finally topping the ranking, as the richest footballer in the world, appears Faiq Bolkiah , who will not have even half the fame of the other players, but has an incredible net worth of 20,000 million dollars.
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Wealth that has not been forged on the court, in its passage through the training academies of Arsenal and Leicester, nor like the hiring of Marítimo de Funchal of the Portuguese League, but rather comes from an inheritance, according to Things To Know .
And it is that the richest footballer in the world is, also, or in the first place I would say, the son of Jefri Bolkiah , the wealthy prince of Brunei. Now it all makes sense! Doesn’t it?