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Meet the world’s richest footballer who plays for Leicester City and nephew of the Sultan of Brunei

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When you think of the world’s richest footballers your thoughts immediately deflect to the likes of Christiano 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.

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

Bolkiah competed with the Gunners in the 2013 Lion City Cup and even bagged a goal in the competition.

After being made aware of his situation, 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.

Despite being born in Los Angeles, United States, Bolkiah opted to play for Brunei and has represented his country nine times, scoring once.

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