From Cristiano Ronaldo to Pele: 4 prominent footballers who are rich despite not completing schooling

First Published Jan 13, 2021, 12:31 PM IST

Footballers specialise in the sport they feature in, as they dedicate themselves into it at an early age, which generally takes a toll on their studies and schooling. Nonetheless, few master their sport so good that they go on to earn handsome bucks, even without being educated.

<p>Footballers are one of the most talented athletes in the world. Some of them are so talented that they specialise at it from a really young age, as it takes a toll on their studies and they lag on completing even their schooling.</p>

Footballers are one of the most talented athletes in the world. Some of them are so talented that they specialise at it from a really young age, as it takes a toll on their studies and they lag on completing even their schooling.

<p>But, the question we all wonder is if it really matters. Well, for some, but not for all.</p>

But, the question we all wonder is if it really matters. Well, for some, but not for all.

<p>The highly talented footballers earn huge from a very early age, making their lack of education, irrelevant. In the same light, we look at four top footballers, who are highly rich, despite not completing their education.</p>

The highly talented footballers earn huge from a very early age, making their lack of education, irrelevant. In the same light, we look at four top footballers, who are highly rich, despite not completing their education.

<p><strong>Didier Drogba:</strong> The striker from Ivory Coast made a name for himself by playing in Chelsea and even led his side in the FIFA World Cup. At the age of five, he went to France, where he trained under his uncle, as his education completely took a hit. He gradually rose to prominence across Europe and earned big bucks, while currently having a $90 million net worth.</p>

Didier Drogba: The striker from Ivory Coast made a name for himself by playing in Chelsea and even led his side in the FIFA World Cup. At the age of five, he went to France, where he trained under his uncle, as his education completely took a hit. He gradually rose to prominence across Europe and earned big bucks, while currently having a $90 million net worth.

<p><strong>Ronaldinho: </strong>The former Brazilian midfielder is a legend, having been a part of numerous victories with Brazil. As for his football skills, he began to master it at the age of eight and joined club Grêmio at a young age. As per reports, he was not interested in studies, as his schooling completely took a hit. Nonetheless, it was for good, as he became a legendary footballer and current has a net worth of $90 million.</p>

Ronaldinho: The former Brazilian midfielder is a legend, having been a part of numerous victories with Brazil. As for his football skills, he began to master it at the age of eight and joined club Grêmio at a young age. As per reports, he was not interested in studies, as his schooling completely took a hit. Nonetheless, it was for good, as he became a legendary footballer and current has a net worth of $90 million.

<p><strong>Pele:</strong> The global football community is well aware of this legend. However, what they might not be aware of is his lack of education. It was at the age of nine when he dropped out of school. He quickly began his youth career with Bauru, as he played as an attacker and by the age of 13, he was already a star, while the rest is history. As of now, he has a net worth of $100 million.</p>

Pele: The global football community is well aware of this legend. However, what they might not be aware of is his lack of education. It was at the age of nine when he dropped out of school. He quickly began his youth career with Bauru, as he played as an attacker and by the age of 13, he was already a star, while the rest is history. As of now, he has a net worth of $100 million.

<p><strong>Cristiano Ronaldo:</strong> The Portuguese sensation and the modern-day GOAT, who currently plays for Juventus, barely needs any introduction. As for his early life, he did come from a low-income family, while his mother was contemplating his abortion. Nonetheless, he was born and barely completed his Junior High School. At the age of 11, he was dropped out of the school after throwing a chair at a teacher. Meanwhile, he joined Sporting Lisbon at the same age, which officially kicked off his road to legacy, as he is now the wealthiest footballer, with a net worth of $500 million. Do we really need to study?</p>

Cristiano Ronaldo: The Portuguese sensation and the modern-day GOAT, who currently plays for Juventus, barely needs any introduction. As for his early life, he did come from a low-income family, while his mother was contemplating his abortion. Nonetheless, he was born and barely completed his Junior High School. At the age of 11, he was dropped out of the school after throwing a chair at a teacher. Meanwhile, he joined Sporting Lisbon at the same age, which officially kicked off his road to legacy, as he is now the wealthiest footballer, with a net worth of $500 million. Do we really need to study?

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