Who is Ghana's Richest Footballer in 2018?

 

As we all know, football is a very well-paid occupation. Not only do you have a great salary, but you can also score some amazing endorsement deals or open your own business. So who has managed to win the title of the richest footballer in Ghana this time around? Let’s find out.

As we all know, football is a very well-paid occupation. Not only do you have a great salary, but you can also score some amazing endorsement deals or open your own business. So who has managed to win the title of the richest footballer in Ghana this time around? Let’s find out.

Most of the fans do not really care about how much their favourite footballers earn. They are mostly preoccupied with the players’ game stats and all the latest information about the transfers. However, for those who do care about the wealth of the footballers, we have prepared this article. If you want to get info about the richest footballer in Ghana, then continue reading.

Who could have thought that it would be so hard to determine who the richest Ghanaian footballer is? There are dozens of articles on this topic, and almost none of them seem to agree on the winner. The same goes for the readers, who keep squabbling in the comments.

Some claim that the richest footballer in Ghana is Asamoah Gyan; others say that things have changed, and Andre Ayew took his place, while some insist that Michael Essien is, in fact, the richest among the three. Let’s consider all of these options.

Asamoah Gyan

For the longest time, Asamoah Gyan was considered to be the richest Ghanaian footballer on the scene. Born on November 22, 1985, the native of Accra was raking in enormous sums of money. While he was with his previous club Shanghai SIPG, it was reported that he earned over $300,000 every week.

To add to that, Gyan has recently obtained a licence for his airline called Baby Jet Airlines, which is going to start its business in 2018. He has never been adverse to wealth, as his house in McCarthy Hill is worth $3 million, and his Rolls Royce costs approximately $400,000. According to various sources, his net worth is reported to be $23 million.

However, since Asamoah was transferred to Kayserispor, his salary has drastically decreased. It is said that he now earns about $669,000 per year, which is next to nothing compared to his previous salary. Moreover, his market value has dropped in the past several years. The man that was worth €12 million in 2012 is now worth only €4.5 million.

Now, we cannot tell exactly how this change has affected his wealth and/or net worth, so let’s consider other players that could be the richest footballers in Ghana.

Andre Ayew

The next contender for the title of the richest football player in Ghana is Andre Ayew, born on December 17, 1989. Since 2015, you could find his name among the top paid players, as his weekly salary at his previous club Swansea City was reported to be $140,000.

A few years later, Andre only reaffirmed his position among the most bankable players after his transfer to West Ham United. Even though his weekly wages have slightly decreased (he now earns $107,000 every week and about $5.5 per year), he managed to land on the 12th spot of highest paid footballers in Africa. His market worth has also gone up in the past few years; it is now at €18 million, which makes him the most expensive Ghanaian player.

Now, does that make him the richest? It is hard to say. Various sources cannot agree on his net worth. Depending on the source, it floats somewhere between $22 and $28 million. The footballer also likes to show off his wealth to the public, flashing the images of his expensive cars (he has a whole fleet of them) and the interior of his luxurious mansion.

All things considered, we have one more Ghanaian footballer to talk about. After that, we might come to a conclusion, which one of these men is actually the richest.

Michael Essien

Last, but certainly not least, we have Michael Essien, born on December 3, 1982 in Accra. Being the oldest among the three, it would only make sense for him to amass more wealth than the others. It is said that his net worth is currently $35 million, which is the highest net worth among Ghanaian footballers.

At the moment, he earns $647,000 per year at his new club Persib Bandung, which is the highest salary among the players of this club. However, it seems like his career is slowly deteriorating. At the peak of his career, Michael used to have a market worth of €45 million (2005). Today, Essien is only worth €500 thousand.

Nevertheless, he has still managed to sign a $500,000 endorsement deal with Adidas to promote their products in Indonesia. This deal has turned out to be beneficial for both parties, as Essien’s fame in Indonesia has brought more sales for Adidas in the country.

Thus, if you judge by net worth (which is a highly questionable characteristic), then Michael Essien is the richest footballer in Ghana. However, if it comes to salary and market value, then Andre Ayew has this one in the bag. That said, even though he still appears in various articles as the richest Ghanaian footballer, it seems that Asamoah Gyan has certainly lost that title after transferring to Kayserispor.

Taking into account how often these footballers change the clubs and find new sources of income, it is hard to say how long this article will stay relevant. So if there are any new developments on this topic, we will make sure to let you know!

Source: https://yen.com.gh/

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