Being a footballer is such a rewarding profession. In this modern era, footballers are also amongst the richest celebrities who enjoy luxury as a normal way of life. They ride expensive cars, live in multi-million dollar houses and of course, own private jets! Knowing how expensive private jets can be, anyone who owns one or more must be really wealthy.
Just like top foreign footballers like Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar etc own private jets; it’s good you know African footballers are also in the league. Curious to know African footballers with private jets? Check them out in this article.
African Footballers Who Own Private Jets
Mohamed Salah is one of the highest-paid African footballers in the world. The Egypt and Liverpool player has an estimated annual salary of $14 million at Liverpool. Due to his unique and creative style of play, he was nicknamed the Egyptian Messi. In 2019, the African superstar won the English Premier League (EPL) golden boot valued at about $40 million.
His skillfulness at football has earned him various notable awards including African player of the Year (2018), 2019, BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017, CAF Most Promising Talent of the Year (2012), FIFA Puskas Award (2018), Premier League Golden Boot (2017,2019).
Here is another great footballer to have risen out of Africa- Samuel Eto’o. Talented and skilful, Samuel Eto’o is a Cameroonian, however, he has pursued a football career in international football teams. He has played in Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea where he had over 200 career goals to his name. Notable amongst the awards won by this African footballer is the African Player of the year award which he won for four years. With a net worth estimated at about $95 Million, Samuel Eto’o is amongst the African footballers with private jets.
One thing Emmanuel Adebayor is known for is his expensive taste in luxury. He is one of the best attackers amongst African players and has played in international teams like Arsenal and Real Madrid. The African footballer was the general captain of the Togo national team. In 2015, it was recorded that the superstar converted from Christianity to Islam. With an estimated net worth of $45 million dollars, Emmanuel Adebayor lives a life of comfort-from riding in a Rolls Royce to living in an exotic house. He owns a private jet valued at millions of dollars.
Named African footballer of the Year in 2006 and 2009, Didier Drogba is another veteran footballer in the African continent. He is a retired former captain and top goal scorer for the Ivory Coast national team. Didier Drogba played for a few teams in Europe amongst which is Chelsea. He is also one of the African footballers with a Private Jet amongst his luxurious possessions. His net worth is roughly estimated at $90 Million.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a Gabonese football star and one of the best players in the Arsenal team. His net worth, estimated at $13 million, has granted him access to the finer things of life. He cruises around in a customized Lamborghini featuring the signature “A” on the bonnet and an ultra-shiny, metallic paint-work. He is amongst the league of African footballers with a private jet.
Amongst our list of the owners of private jets amongst African footballers is Asamoah Gyan. He is the all-time top scorer and captain of the Ghanian national team ‘Black Stars’. Nicknamed ‘Baby Jet’, Asamoah Gyan has played a key role in promoting the Black Stars team. He has also played for other football clubs including Stade Rennais, Sunderland and Al Ain FC in Saudi Arabia etc. Asamoah Gyan is the owner of Baby Jet Airline, and recently, it was reported that he acquired an air carrier travel license for his airline. His net worth has been estimated to be worth $ 23 Million.
Suleiman Ali Muntari
Suleiman Ali Muntari is another vibrant and talented footballer to arise from the Africa continent. He is rich, influential and of course; owns a private jet too. He is one of the best midfielders the Ghana national team has ever had. He has also played for international clubs including Milan and Portsmouth.
African footballers are amongst the best football players in the world. They are not only known for their excellent football skills, they are also wealthy and buy the good things of life including private jets.