In The Neighbourhood of $20billion, Meet The young Fox Giving Cristiano Ronaldo a run for his Money.
When it comes to astronomical wages, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr and Paul Pogba to mention a few, remain in a league of their own.
In a nutshell, these guys are balling, and it’s not just down to the names they’ve made for themselves, their skill set and consistent virtuoso performances are indeed proof that the aforementioned have righteously earned the right to the luxurious lives they live
However, with all their mouthwatering wages, Faiq Bolkiah, nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, happens to have an all access back pass to all that luxury, without having to prove himself as one of the best footballers on the planet
The 19-year-old was born into the family of the Sultan of Brunei, and is the nephew of the current Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, a man whose riches are valued at $20billion.
Bolkiah has played for Arsenal, Chelsea and Southampton reserves, but currently Plies his trade with Leicester City’s reserve team.
Over eight years ago, Chelsea handed the blue blood a two-year contract, but due to limited chances with the youth team, Bolkiah moved to Leicester on a three-year deal
The flamboyant teenager also has nine appearances and a goal for the Brunei national team, since making his first appearance a couple of years back. He also wears the Captain’s armband for his country.
The Leicester Academy youngster no doubt spends his free time enjoying the good things of life, but chief among his hobbies is spending quality time with his pet, a baby tiger.
So, at nineteen, is Faiq Bolkiah currently the world’s richest footballer at an estimated net worth of $20bn? Not too many will disagree.
Unlike Cristiano Ronaldo and co, the Royal kid doesn’t really have to work for a living, but his passion for the beautiful game obviously influenced his decision to leave all that wealth behind and focus on his dreams