The world’s richest footballer is not Lionel Messi, or Cristiano Ronaldo as you have been led to believe but Price Faiq Bolkiah who is barely 19years of age and plays for EPL club Leicester City reserves is the richest footballer in the world!
Unlike football legends, Leonel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who earn their money directly for the beefy salaries paid them by their clubs and other publicity endorsements, Price Faiq Bolkiah who is yet to make a single professional debut for Leicester City, owes his vast wealth to the family he comes from.
Leicester City’s Faiq Bolkiah is a young attacking winger who is one of the heirs to the fabulously rich Sultan of Brunei.
The Sultan of Brunei is the ruler of a small country called Brunei. Until 1990 when he was displaced by Bill Gates, he was the wealthiest man in the world. Today, Forbes ranked him as the world’s fourth-richest royal, with a net worth of over $20 billion.
Jefri Bolkiah, father of Faiq Bolkiah is a brother of the Sultan and this automatically makes the footballer an important member of the Bolkiah royal family.
Prince Faiq Bolkiah could be living in a palace or even holidaying free of charge at the Beverly Hills Hotel which his family owns, but the cute and innocent looking footballer chooses to live his life the hard way, by coming through the ranks at Leicester City and it looks like he’s really good because EFL Championship leaders FC Wolves have reportedly made moves to sign him.