Who are the richest men in the world of football? Who are the top 3 wealthiest players in 2021?
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – Net Worth: $500 Million
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of a tiny group of players to have signed a lifetime deal with Nike. That deal alone is worth $1 billion in total! His other endorsements include Electronic Arts, Altice, DAZN, Herbalife, MTG, Egyptian Steel, as well as others! Forbes magazine, who are famous for compiling lists of the most famous people in the world, claim that It’s almost impossible to keep track of them.
The Manchester United superstar has a total of 19 cars that are worth over $4.9 million. His garage boasts a Bugatti Veyron worth $1.7 million, a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 worth $318,000, a Bentley GT Speed worth $220,000, an Aston Martin DB9 worth $200,000, an Audi R8 worth $150,000, and many others!
2. Lionel Messi – Net Worth: $600 Million
PSG and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has many different endorsement deals that have made him one of the richest footballers in the world in 2021! These include Gatorade, Adidas, Huawei, Lay’s, Mastercard, Pepsi, Hawkers, and Ooredoo. According to Forbes, In 2019, he earned $35m from endorsements alone!
1. Faiq Bolkiah – Net Worth: $20 Billion
Bolkiah is not number 1 on this list because he is a better footballer than the others. He is the richest footballer in the world by virtue of who his family is! Faiq Bolkiah’s uncle Hassanal Bolkiah is the Sultan of Brunei, an oil-rich South East Asian country. However, Bolkiah did play most of his youth career in the English Premier League, with spells at Leicester City, Southampton, Chelsea, Reading, and Arsenal. In 2020, the 23-year-old joined Portuguese club Maritimo on a free transfer. Faiq Bolkiah naturally captains the Brunei national team and has scored 1 goal for them to date.