Who is Faiq Bolkiah? Meet the world's RICHEST footballer and his name is not Messi or Ronaldo

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On his 50th birthday, his father personally flew out Michael Jackson and paid the pop star £12.5 million to perform for the family

When you think of the world's richest footballers your thoughts immediately deflect to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar - not a 19-year-old kid who plays in Leicester City's reserves.

 

Meet Faiq Bolkiah, nephew of the Sultan of Brunei (Hassanal Bolkiah) - who is worth an estimated $20billion.

 

The talented Foxes winger has been playing in England for some time, starting his career at AFC Newbury as a youngster.

Faiq Bolkiah play

Faiq Bolkiah

(Leicester City FC)

 

In 2009, Southampton added Bolkiah to their widely-regarded academy. Despite not being handed a contract, Arsenal offered the Bruneian a trial in 2013.

Faiq Bolkiah play

Faiq Bolkiah

(Faiq Bolkiah/Instagram)

 

The Leciester winger's father was also believed to have owned as many as 2,300 cars - including Bentleys, Ferraris and Rolls-Royces.

Faiq Bolkiah play

Faiq Bolkiah

(Faiq Bolkiah/Instagram)

 

But more impressively, when Jefri celebrated his 50th birthday, he flew over Michael Jackson to perform a private concert.

Faiq Bolkiah play

Faiq Bolkiah

(Faiq Bolkiah/Instagram)

 

As well as building an entire stadium for the event, he paid the King of Pop £12.5 million.

With all his wealth some may wonder why Faiq Bolkiah bothers to play football at all.

Faiq Bolkiah play

Faiq Bolkiah

(Faiq Bolkiah/Instagram)

 

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.

Hassanal Bolkiah play Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (Image: Reuters) (Reuters)

"My parents have always been supportive in helping me to achieve my dreams of being a footballer.

Faiq Bolkiah play

Faiq Bolkiah

(Faiq Bolkiah/Instagram)

 

"They trained me hard both psychologically and physically through my childhood years, so I have to say they are my role models."

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