It would make sense that the wealthiest footballers in the world were the most talented or famous ones. It seems obvious that those players who permanently display outstanding performances in the most important leagues generate a lot of revenue and get paid according to that.
However, the fortune of the richest soccer player in the world wasn't produced after his skills on the pitch. In fact, he's not very famous in the soccer world. But he does play in a professional team and has more money than any other superstar. Find out who is this guy.
The richest footballer in the world
Because of belonging to the Bruneian Royal Family, Faiq Bolkiah is the richest soccer player in the world. At just 22 years of age, Bolkiah has a fortune greater than that of any other footballer.
He is the son of Jefri Bolkiah, Prince of Brunei and nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei. Faiq currently plays at Club Sport Maritimo from the Portuguese first division. He started his playing career at England, where he developed at Southampton's academy before trialing with Arsenal and training with Reading. Later, he spent almost two years at Chelsea's academy before joining Leicester City, where he played the UEFA Youth League.
How big his fortune is?
Faiq Bolkiah's personal fortune isn't known exactly, but it is directly linked to that of his family, which according to Forbes it is estimated to be worth of $20 billion. The Bruneian international midfilder possess a wide range of Rolls Royce cars as well as other expensive cars and watches, according to the Mirror. He is the world's richest soccer player ahead of other well-known figures.