Most times people assume Cristiano Ronaldo is the richest footballer in the world. However, the richest footballer in the world is Faiq Jefri Bolkiah. Born on 9th May, 1998, to the family of the most influential family in Brunei the Bolkiah family. Unlike the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi who made their wealth from beefy salary and endorsements, Faiq Bolkiah who is worth $20billion made most of his from the family he comes from.
Faiq Bolkiah is one of the heirs of the famously rich Sultan of Brunei. Until 1990, Sultan of Brunei was the richest man on earth before he was displaced by Bill Gate.
His father, Jefri Bolkiah who is popular for his luxurious and extravagant lifestyle is known to have the highest fleet of cars in the world.According to certain reports, he spent more than £35m a month on cars, clothes, watches, gold pens and even throw away £1m on karaoke parties with very beautiful women flocking around him
Despite the enormous wealth, Faiq Bolkiah choose to make a name for himself choosing a career in football, though he could buy his current club to enable him play. Faiq Bolkiah seems to be good in football as several football clubs have attempted signing him.
Though Faiq Bolkiah is yet to make any professional debut, he has played for FC Newbury, Chelsea, Arsenal and is currently signed to Leicester City. He is yet to play for his current club and has played only 6 matches for Brunei national team and has scored 3 goals