BIRTH NAME: John Michael Nchekwube Obinna
NET WORTH: $85 Million Dollars
BIRTH DATE: 22nd April, 1987
WEALTH SOURCE: Football, Endorsements, Business
Mikel Obi Net Worth: Biography, Profile & Age
Mikel Obi has an estimated net worth of $85 million dollars. He is a Nigerian professional footballer, and one of the richest footballers from Nigeria. Mikel Obi has been listed by several notable news outlets and magazines as one of the richest footballers in Nigeria. He earns from his football career, endorsement deals, and private business deals. Mikel Obi earns over $10 million dollars yearly and rakes in £140,000 pounds weekly (2018 stats).
Mikel signed multimillion naira endorsement deals with Samsung and soft drink brand Pepsi. From the millions of dollars Mikel bagged from being a team player at Chelsea, he acquired for himself and his family a mansion in London. Aside the Mansion in London (where he lives in for most of the seasons with Chelsea), he has real estates in a couple of Nigerian cities. His houses are rock solid, expensive and lavishly suited.
His houses in Jos, Plateau state and Lekki, Lagos state make headline news on the media. He owns cars of first-class category including a Black Coloured Mercedes G 500, a Bentley Continental GT and other luxurious SUVs. In the beginning of 2017, Mikel Obi was transferred from Chelsea to a Chinese football club, Tianjin TEDA FC and received £2 million pounds from his former club upon the transfer to his new Chinese club. The player now earns £140,000 pounds per week (2018 stats) with his new club, making him the highest paid Nigerian footballer.
He was birthed as John Michael Nchekwube Obinna, but he’s commonly called Mikel Obi, or the turnaround, Obi Mikel. He’s intensely successful as a Nigerian footballer, in fact, one of the biggest footballers in Nigerian football. Mikel Obi has played for Chelsea FC (an English Club), and also for the National team of his country, Nigeria.
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