Debating about world’s richest footballers your contemplations promptly divert to the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar – not a 19-year-old Brunei youngster.
Faiq Jefri Bolkiah plays for Leicester City’s youth team, but inquisitively, he is likewise the richest footballer in the world. The Fox youngster is the nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, a small locale of just 430,000 inhabitant that has immense reserves of oil and gas.
As per ‘Forbes’, Faiq is apparent heir to a fortune of a whopping $20billion. He joined Leicester from Chelsea in March 2016 and as of now turns out for the club’s youth side, but he is no uncertainty edgy for an opportunity to excel with the Foxes first team.
The Bruneian was born in Los Angeles, but rapidly made the move to English football. He began his footballing career with Newbury, before joining Southampton’s institute in 2009. After four years, Arsenal came calling, offering the player his first professional contract.
Bolkiah’s point is to fashion a career for himself in the Premier League, but he is now a key player for the Brunei national side, having scored nine goals for his nation and been granted the skipper’s armband.
However, the genuine fascinating things about Faiq come away from football, with the youngster reportedly spending $47.5m every month on automobiles, watches and Don Juans, as per English publication ‘The Mirror. As though that weren’t sufficient, he also owns tigers and panthers as pets, something which can be seen on his social media handles…
Faiq’s unconventionality may not be all down to him though, with his dad, the sibling of the Sultan and leader of Brunei’s investment, having once paid Michael Jackson €17m for a private show to celebrate his 50th birthday celebration.
Nobody knows how Faiq’s footballing career will turn out, but any reasonable person would agree he’ll never be shy of a couple of cash.
In a rare interview, the Leicester winger revealed: “I’ve played football since as early as I can remember and from a young age I’ve always enjoyed going out on the field and having the ball at my feet.
“My parents have always been supportive in helping me to achieve my dreams of being a footballer.
“They trained me hard both psychologically and physically through my childhood years, so I have to say they are my role models.”