Faiq Bolkiah, born in Los Angeles, USA, on May 9, 1988, has played for various teams throughout his career. He has represented the Chelsea Youth and U18 teams, as well as the U18 and U23 teams at Leicester.
Football is recognized as one of the most lucrative sports globally, with numerous footballers becoming millionaires. Among the immensely popular names like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, and others, there exists a surprising revelation: there is a footballer who has amassed a fortune of billions, making him the wealthiest player in the world.
Faiq Bolkiah, a member of the Brunei royal family, holds the distinction of being considered the richest football player globally, with an estimated net worth of USD 20 billion. In addition to his remarkable wealth, Bolkiah has served as the captain of the Brunei national team. Presently, he represents Chonburi FC, a football club based in Thailand.
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Faiq Bolkiah, born on May 9, 1988, in Los Angeles, USA, has had a diverse football career, representing several teams. He has played for the Chelsea Youth and U18 teams, as well as the U18 and U23 teams at Leicester. Additionally, Bolkiah has been associated with Southampton ACA, Newbury Youth, Martimo B, and Maritimo. Despite his relatively modest transfer value of USD 215,650, Bolkiah holds the title of the world’s richest footballer, thanks to his royal lineage.
Faiq Bolkiah, the son of Jefri Bolkiah, Prince of Brunei, and nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah, the reigning Sultan of Brunei, holds dual citizenship of Brunei and the United States. He received his education in Great Britain, specifically at Bradfield College.
During his younger years, Faiq Bolkiah underwent training at the academies of Southampton, Chelsea, and Leicester City. However, he did not secure a spot in the senior squads of Premier League teams and subsequently joined Maritimo in Portugal in 2020.