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The Richest Footballers Right Now

There are a lot of perks in the athletic field of work: you get to stay physically fit, you are famous – and most importantly, you are paid handsomely! Professional athletes are highly paid because of marketing deals, brand endorsements, and the payment they receive when competing. As a result, footballers end up making a great fortune since the sport they play is cherished and watched globally. So, if you need convincing regarding whether you should try your luck in the world of professional football, then let this article motivate you. 

In this article, you’ll read about the richest footballers today. While these athletes have built their empires, it is worth mentioning that their entire income doesn’t come from football only. They’ve found smart ways to double their income from what they’ve received as football players. With that being said, here are the top richest footballers.

1. Faiq Jefri Bolkiah

Starting our list with the richest footballer, Faiq Jefri Bolkiah plays for Leicester City, Chelsea, and AFC Newbury. He is usually positioned forward and has the number 11 to his name. Bolkiah is no stranger to wealth and fortune since he happens to be Brunei’s prince, and at the young age of 24, he has managed to have a net worth of $200 billion. Faiq is related to the Bruneian Sultan and is the nephew of Sultan Hassan al Bolkiah’s nephew, who is considered one of the richest Kings, owning 7000 cars.

Getty Images | If he uses 1 car for a year, then he is set for life and won’t have to worry about buying cars

2. Mathieu Pierre Flamini

Mathieu Pierre Flamini, also known as Little Gattuso, is a former footballer who retired in 2016 after serving Arsenal and AC Milan as a midfielder. Since his retirement, he has been fully committed to GF Biochemicals, a sustainable biochemical company he co-founded in the year 2008. Named Arsenal’s richest player, Flamini’s net worth is estimated to be around $14 billion. There is little information about his residence, but he is often seen in his Ferrari 458 Italia, a car that is priced at around $240,000.

Getty Images | A retired footballer who is dedicating his time towards a good cause

3. Cristiano Ronaldo

You are most probably shocked to see his name at the bottom of this very small list because he is one of the most famous footballers as of now. Ronaldo’s fame and marketing deals have resulted in a net worth of $500 million. Also known as CR7, he plays for Real Madrid, Juventus, and Manchester and is always found to be positioned forward. Ronaldo is not shy when it comes to sharing his life with his fans. So, it’s safe to say that they already know about the fact that Cristiano has Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Range Rover, and an Aston Martin to his name.

Getty Images | He also has a penthouse in NY and a home in Madrid

So, what do you think of this list of the richest footballers today?

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