Former France and Arsenal Midfielder Mathieu Flamini has been named the World’s wealthiest footballer based on the corporate valuation of his company – GF Biochem.
According to Forbes, Flamini’s net worth is $14bn.
He is the co-owner of GF Biochem, a company that produces Levulinic Acid, a potential a substitute for petrol.
In 2017, GFBiochemicals announced that it will build a cellulosic biorefinery in the US, in partnership with biotech company American Process.
Flamini signed a professional contract for English club Arsenal in July 2004, rejecting Marseille’s long-term senior contract offer to which he had already verbally agreed.
Flamini accepted his first call up to France by coach Raymond Domenech for a friendly against Argentina at the Stade de France on 7 February 2007 after Jérémy Toulalan was ruled out due to injury.
He later made his international debut in a friendly against Morocco on 16 November 2007 as a substitute.
Flamini was less talented and he made much less than everyone on the list. But he saved and invested his earnings.