The Danish national team player is the only Barcelona football player on Forbes’ list of the richest athletes at the moment

Lionel Messi is officially not a Barcelona member. His contract with the club has expired, so he can no longer be considered Barca’s richest football player. In his ‘absence’, the Danish national team player Martin Braithwaite takes over that label.

Although the Dane earns far less from the club than many of his first team players, he makes a fortune off the pitch. He owns a real estate company in the United States with his uncle, which is currently estimated at 250 million USD (27 billion KSH).

He started investing in real estate in 2017 – his first investment was 850,000 USD. Last year, his investment grew to 10 million USD, then to 60 million USD in various projects which are developing.

In addition, Braithwaite owns a clothing line Trente, which is quite successful in France, and he runs it with his wife. That is not all as he is also the owner of the Gavá restaurant which is also in France.

He showed a great flair for business, and at the same time he managed to make a successful career. At the beginning of last year, he made his dream come true by moving to Barcelona (in a transfer worth 21.2 million USD).