Barcelona Reject Martin Braithwaite Is a Real Estate Mogul Worth £216M

Barcelona Reject Martin Braithwaite Is a Real Estate Mogul Worth £216M

  • Former Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite is one of the richest active footballers
  • His million dollars net worth has not come from football earnings but from his investments
  • He is now worth £216 with investments in real estate, tech and vegan meal delivery service

Former Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite may not have an impressive football career but he will certainly retire into enough money for the rest of his life and a blooming business whenever he decides to.

He joined Barcelona from Leganes in 2020 as an emergency signing after Ousmane Dembele was injured and it was an investment he made a few years before his Barcelona adventure had bloomed into a multi million pounds business.

Martin Braithwaite, Barcelona, Espanyol, real estate, USA.
Former Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite has made a fortune of £216m from real estate. Photos by Alex Caparros/Instagram @braithwaiteofficial.
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As reported by Sport Bible, he invested a whopping £617,000 into the real estate business of affordable homes for black people in the United States and today the business is worth £180m.

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How Braithwaite made his fortune

The Espanyol striker saw a need in the black communities of New Jersey and Philadelphia, a housing need and invested in NYCE companies in 2017 alongside his brother, Philips Michael.

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The business grew to an incredible £7.2m in the first year and by the time he joined Barcelona in 2020, it was already worth over £150m. The number of houses is expected to reach 2,000 by the end of the year according to Sun UK.

He also has investments in tech mansions, restaurants called Gave as well as owning a clothing line named Trente with his wife Anne Laure.

According to Bolavip, he now earns around €70,000 per week at Espanyol on a three year contract, but he won't worry much as he makes enough in his business to live a good life.

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Braithwaite advises Barcelona after departure

Martin Braithwaite's contract was terminated by Barcelona last year to allow for the registration of new players amid financial struggles last year and activation of economic levers. The process dragged after he demanded his £4m payout.

After sealing his move to City rivals Espanyol, he was not happy with the manner with which he departed Camp Nou and told the club to put player's welfare and mental health into consideration when making decisions, as Sports Brief earlier reported.

His departure from Leganes added to the club's woes and eventual relegation as the club were not allowed to replace him after a special appeal to La Liga.