The Liberian Billboard Sports Desk- Many soccer lovers and pundits around the world have for a long time believed that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were the world’s richest soccer players. However, that is not the case.
Faiq Bolkiah, an international citizen from Brunei is 27-times richer than Cristiano, 33-times richer than Lionel Messi and 50-times richer than Neymar. He is only 20-years old and a part of Leicester City team, signing his first professional contract with the team in 2016. Although he has not played any professional match for Leicester City, his passion for soccer is ever-growing.
Unlike Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar, Faiq Bolkiah did not only get his money from soccer. He is the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, one of the wealthiest oil states in the world. According to reports, young Bolkiah is worth some 20 billion dollars. He is the son of Prince Jeffery, a man who is believed to have spend more than anybody in the world. Faiq Bolkiah father Prince Jeffery owns more than 2,300 luxury cars, 8-Boeing jets, 5-yatchs, 500-homes, and several palaces. Prince Jeffery once spent 70 million dollars to put on a private Michael Jackson show just to impress his son Faiq who was then 7-years old.
Despite all the wealth and power he has, Faiq interest is in Football. According to OhMyGoal.com, Faiq has enough money to buy his own club and play with his own team. On the other hand, he is determined to go through the same processes as other players did to get to stardom. His dream is to play professionally for Leicester City and be a world class football player.