WEALTH PASS WEALTH OOO
There are wealthy men and indeed there are wealthy men. This fact is exhibited vividly in the area of sports, as rich as our footballers are, someone wealthier pays their huge salaries.
In the world of football, there are different classes of footballers, their uniqueness is basically the amount of sign-on fees, and transfer fees they command in the football market. Players like Buffon, Ronaldo, Figo, Neymar at one time in the history of football broke the world transfer records. So many of these players have raised their family from the dunghill, away from squalor into wealth and ultimately changed their societal status.
To show their new found wealth many of these football stars purchased expensive cars, materials, properties, houses, built firms and made strategic investments.
At a point in time, expensive cars like Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, Bugatti were the hallmarks of star players etc but when it seemed there was a “proliferation” of these monster wheels, some A Level mega rich footballers decided to take their love for machines to a new level.
Obviously travelling via first class, chartered flights became the norm, they cruised on those flights round the world with team mates, friends and families. They enjoyed life, parties and spent lavishly in clubs and everywhere they found themselves. The idea of possessing their own aircraft became an obsession, something the A LIST footballers considered and in no time they began to own some of the “massive eagles in the sky”
For many superstars of the beautiful game, purchasing personal Jets became the norm, their schedules, businesses, family treats are planned and dispatched in record time because they control the time they spend in the skies to meet up with their engagements across the world.
Some still have bragging right over others in the area of owning jets because these jets come in various shapes, sizes and prices. Among the footballers that own private jets, Cristiano Ronaldo has the bragging right of owning the most expensive jet in the world.
The former Porto, Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Juventus star possesses the most expensive Private jet among his peers. His Private jet, a Gulfstream G650 costs a whopping ($65 million) about 23,365,550,000.00 (23.3 Billion Naira). The plane has a twin-engine and serves as a jet and business airplane. The plane can fly in the range of 12,960 km with top speed of 982 km/h. Ronaldo’s jet is head and shoulder above (price, size, furnishing) his peers and even above the fashion and football icon David Beckham.
For Lionel Messi who travels round the world in his own jet called Embraer Legacy 650, which costs about $26 million about 9,346,220,000.00 Nigerian Naira (about 9 Billion Naira). The plane can fly into the top range of 6,060 km and its top speed maximum 834 km/h
The poster boy of Brazilian football, the fall and roll master of Fifa World Cup Russia 2018 also moves across the pacific and the Atlantic on his private jet. The most expensive footballer in the world’s prized asset of an Embraer Legacy 450, costs $15 million about 5,392,050,000.00 (5.3 Billion Naira)
Surprised feature is the world cup winner and leader in the French National team, Paul Pogba whose mouthwatering transfer to his present club Manchester United was a life changing opportunity, owns a Gulfstream G280 purchased at a cost of $24.5 million 8,807,015,000.00 (8.8 Billion Naira).
The Welsh man also own a Cessna Citation XLS which is estimated at $13 million about 4,673,110,000.00 (4.6 Billion Naira)
Some other players also own private jets, gradually it is becoming a norm amongst elite footballers and sportsmen. From the analysis, it shows clearly that Cristiano’s air asset is the most expensive and the cost dwarfs, that of other stars.