Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto’o Fils is the richest African footballer in the world following the recent published goal.com’s top richest footballers’ list. With a net worth of $85 Million, Samuel Eto’o is definitely one of the few footballers in the world who can get what ever they want.
Wanna know how he got this rich and fame? Samuel dropped out of school to train with the Kadji Sports Academy in Douala when he was just 14 and then got into the Indomitable Lions squad at just 19. Then he began signing contracts with clubs. From every club he played, he left a deep impact as a black player and made a lot of dough from his more than 200 goals he scored on the pitch. For an African, that was incredible especially winning the ‘Pitchichi” (highest goal scorer) in Spain.
What does he spend all that cash on? Plenty! Eto’o owns asserts both home and abroad. He treats his dear wife with the finest things in life including expensive shopping sprays in Paris, Milan and New York. Need I remind you, his outfits are never cheap? Neither are his kids’ – Maelle, Étienne, Siena and Lynn. He travels far and wide too in first class and built a multimillion dollar mansion in Cameroon.
Eto’o rides the world’s most expensive car – A Bugatti Veyron and stands the only African footballer who actually owns one. He also has a Ferrari, a Bentley, A Lamborghini, a hummer jeep, a Porch and a family bus. He doesn’t purchase the wheels for himself alone, almost every member in his nuclear family rides in something big! Not long ago, Samuel spent 4million pounds on four exotic cars. He bought a £1.55m Bugatti Veyron, an Aston Martin One-77 worth £1.25m, a luxury Maybach Xenatec worth £750,000 and an Aston Martin V12 Zagato worth £450,000.
Eto’o has always been a fan of cars and even reportedly offered former Cameroon striker Roger Milla a porsche as a Christmas present in 2010.
He has said: ‘I like to have a few cars because it gives me choice and it doesn’t hurt anybody.
‘To give happiness, the first thing is to be happy oneself, and I am.