Despite penning the highest-paying contract in the world of footballer in January, Ronaldo is not the richest footballer in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are renowned for being two of the greatest footballers to ever grace the football pitch, with their wages certainly reflecting that over the years. But the pair would love to have a fraction of the wealth of midfielder Faiq Bolkiah.
The 24-year-old is the world’s richest footballer, having a net worth of an extraordinary $20billion (£16bn) – considerably more than Messi ($600m) and Ronaldo ($490m). Bolkiah is the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, meaning that he was born into an incredibly wealthy family.