In a football-obsessed country like Kenya, it’s no surprise that some of the richest people are footballers.
With multimillion-dollar contracts and lucrative endorsement deals, these players bring in some serious money.
Here is a list of the wealthiest Kenyan footballers and what they’re worth.
1. Victor Wanyama – $9 million
Wanyama is one of Kenya’s most well-known footballers and has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world, including Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and Celtic.
The 30-year-old midfielder is currently on a reported salary of $4million and net worth is estimated to be $9 million.
He has won 7 trophies and he is also a captain at the Kenyan national team
2. McDonald Mariga – $9 million
Mariga is another Kenyan footballer who has enjoyed a successful career, playing Internazionale,Real Sociedad,Parma and many more.
The 35-year-old midfielder is one of the richest footballers in Kenya. He won 6 trophies during the time of his career.
He has an estimated net worth of about $1-$9 million.
3. Dennis Oliech – $ 5 million
Oliech is a veteran Kenyan striker who has played for some of the biggest clubs in Africa, including Al-Arabai, Nantes, Dubai CSC.
The 37-year-old has won one trophy and has an estimated net worth of around $1 -$5 million.
4. Michael Olunga – $ 3.6million
Olunga is a Kenyan first player to have scored a hat trick in the Spanish league and has scored three hat tricks so far.
He has played several games for the Kenyan team before moving overseas.
He has an estimated net worth of $ 3.6 million and a salary of $ 47000.
5. Patric Osieko
He is a Kenyan midfielder who plays at the Kenyan national team.
The 35 year old has played for various games such as Coast stars, Tusker, Mjallby AIF,Petrolul and so many others.
6. Arnold Origi $ 5 million
He is a celebrated Kenyan goalkeeper who has not only played for the Kenyan team but internationally as well.
The 38 year old has an estimated net worth of around $5million and a salary of $ 27000.
7. Jamal Mohamed $5 million
The Kenyan midfielder is among the richest footballers in Kenya who has an estimated net worth of $1-$5 million and a salary of $32000.
He has won two trophies and played for both kenyan and international teams as well.
8. David Ochieng $ 5 Million
He is 29 year old and is a deafeder at the Kenyan national and international teams as well.
He has an estimated net worth of $1-$5 million dollars and a salary of $ 20,000.
9. Ayub Timbe Masika
He is currently Vissel Kobe. He plays as a winger or striker who has won one trophy.
He has played for various teams in both kenyan and international teams as well.
While it’s not surprising that the top earners in football are from Europe and South America, what is interesting is how many of the richest footballers in Kenya hail from our very own East African nation.
This just goes to show that no matter where you come from, if you have talent and work hard, you can achieve great things.