• Boy-wonder Kylian Mbappe’s net worth will surprise you

    PARIS – Kylian Mbappe, may have just crossed 20 but not only is he the most promising star in European football but also one of the wealthiest. His transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in 2018 for a fee of €135 million is the second most expensive association football transfer.

    Mbappe rose to fame after he propelled France to win the 2018 world cup by scoring in the final against Croatia. He also won the prize for the tournament’s outstanding young player. A recent study by the CIES Observatory has placed him as the most valuable football player, ahead of stalwarts like Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar.

    Having made his professional debut in 2015 at the young age of 16, it did not take Mbappe long to establish his goal scoring potential. He became the youngest first team goal scorer in Monaco’s history. Some experts point out that he is presently the fastest player of the game with his speed being clocked at 44.7 kmph in a match against Argentina.

    Since his permanent transfer to PSG, he has been ranked as the costliest teenage footballer. Mbappe’s net worth is estimated at just under €100 million but exact estimates are difficult to make.

    A report from FinApp suggests that he is worth around €71 million. According to a report by Forbes magazine, his incomes in mid-2019 was around $30.6M. Paris Saint-Germain are paying Kylian Mbappe €20.7 million before any tax deductions and his net earnings from salary alone is expected to be around €18 million after tax, by the end of his contract in 2022.

    In terms of sponsorships, he has a deal with Nike which is said to be worth around €2-3m. He has also replaced Usain Bolt to become the brand ambassador for Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot but the financial details of the deal is still unknown. With the meteoric progress of his career, his earnings are also expected to multiply at a fast rate in the coming years.

    As per some reports, Mbappe’s per minute income stand at the figure of €39 and per hour income at €2,369. He is also a collector of luxury cars and owns five models which include a Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and a Range Rover.

    The French forward donated his $500,000 World Cup bonus to a charity that organizes sporting events for disabled children. For each match he plays for his country, he donates his earnings to a different charity. In an interview to Time magazine, he stated that he doesn’t feel the need to earn money while representing his country. “Also, I earn enough money – a lot of money. So I think it is important to help those who are in need,” he added.

    The striker is presently nursing some injuries and has been ruled out of the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey.

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