Meet the world's richest footballer 19-year-old Faiq Bolkiah

Meet the world's richest footballer 19-year-old Faiq Bolkiah

- Faiq Bolkiah is the world's richest footballer with an estimated $20b net worth

- He plays for Leicester City reserves having appeared for Southampton, Arsenal and Chelsea

- Bolkiah is the nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah who is the Sultan of Brunei

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar comes to mind when the topic of the world's richest footballer is brought up but the real richest footballer is a 19-year-old royalty who plays in Leicester City's reserves.

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

Meet the world's richest footballer 19-year-old Faiq Bolkiah

Bolkiah plays for Leicester City's reserve team. Photo: The Mirror UK

The winger started his career at AFC Newbury as a youngster before joining Southampton's academy in 2009.

Bolkiah was not handed a contract but Arsenal offered the Bruneian a trial in 2013 and played for the Gunners in the 2013 Lion City Cup and even bagged a goal in the competition.

Meet the world's richest footballer 19-year-old Faiq Bolkiah

Faiq's uncle the Sultan of Brunei (Hassanal Bolkiah). Photo: The Mirror UK

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Thereafter Chelsea offered the winger a two-year deal which he promptly signed but after just one year Bolkiah left to join Leicester on a three-year contract.

Meet the world's richest footballer 19-year-old Faiq Bolkiah

Bolkiah is regarded as a talented winger but he is still waiting for his big break. Photo: The Mirror UK

Bolkiah was born in Los Angeles and was eligible to play for the United States but he opted to play for Brunei and has represented his country nine times, scoring once.

Now unto to Bolkiah's wealth which he will inherit from his father, Jefri who is the Sultan of Brunei's brother.

Meet the world's richest footballer 19-year-old Faiq Bolkiah

The youngster and his father Jefri. Photo: The Mirror UK

The Mirror has reported that Jefri has spashed out roughly £10bn in 15 years as head of the Brunei Investment agency.

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And, at one point, Jefri was apparently spending a staggering £35m a month on cars, watches and white gold pens.

Meet the world's richest footballer 19-year-old Faiq Bolkiah

The 19-year-old is reportedly worth $20bn. Photo: The Mirror UK

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

When Jefri celebrated his 50th birthday, he flew over Michael Jackson to perform a private concert; building an entire stadium for the event and playing the King of Pop £12.5 million.

Faiq Bolkiah has said he plays football for the love he has for the sport and also revealed that his parents support his football career.

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