How does PSG’s Kylian Mbappé make and spend his millions? The world’s highest-paid football player scored deals with Nike and EA Sports’ Fifa game and owns a BMW, Audi and Ferrari – but can’t drive

Kylian Mbappé is currently the world’s highest-paid football player. Photos: @inspiredbykm98, @k.mbappe, @k.mbappe/Instagram
Kylian Mbappé is the fifth highest-paid football player on the planet, according to a report by Forbes in 2022. The publication stated that the Paris Saint-Germain and France forward took home US$43 million between May 2021 and May 2022.
Only Lionel Messi (US$130 million), Cristiano Ronaldo (US$115 million), Neymar (US$95 million) and Mohamed Salah (US$45 million) earned more.

And US$28 million of that income came from on-field earnings.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the French Ligue 1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Racing Club de Strasbourg at Parc des Princes Stadium in December 2022. Photo: dpa

Between May 2021 and May 2022, Mbappé was being paid around US$545,000 each week by PSG.

However, at the end of last term, he signed a contract extension with the French club that saw him become the highest-paid player in world football.

According to Sky Sports, the three-year deal is worth US$4.9 million per month, while the 24-year-old was also given a US$123 million signing bonus. The rest came from his endeavours off the field.

Kylian Mbappé earns millions off the field thanks to lucrative endorsement deals. Photo: @k.mbappe/Instagram

Mbappé earned US$15 million off the field in a year according to Forbes. He is partnered with brands including Nike, Oakley and Hublot, and is also the current face of EA Sports’ video game series Fifa.

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The 24-year-old has an estimated net worth of US$150 million

Kylian Mbappé has an estimated net worth of US$150 million. Photo: @k.mbappe/Instagram

That’s according to Wealthy Gorilla. Mbappé lives in a US$10.4 million flat in Paris.

According to Oh! My Mag, Mbappé bought a 6,400 sq ft multilevel flat in the most expensive neighbourhood in France’s capital city in 2017.

Kylian Mbappé’s luxurious home in Paris features views of the Eiffel Tower. Photo: @k.mbappe/Instagram

The home has 12 bedrooms, a basketball court, a library, a gym and a Turkish bath. It also has a view of the Eiffel Tower with a jacuzzi on deck.

He likes to travel all over the world

Kylian Mbappé likes to travel on luxurious holidays. Photo: @k.mbappe/Instagram

Whether with France teammate Karim Benzema in Greece or with fellow PSG star Achraf Hakimi in Morocco – Mbappé likes to travel.

The France star owns a number of luxury cars

The Ferrari 488 Pista. Photo: Ferrari

According to Goal, Mbappé’s car collection features a US$128,000 Volkswagen Touareg and a US$144,000 Mercedes-Benz V Class, as well as an Audi, a BMW and a Range Rover.

His most expensive car is a Ferrari 488 Pista worth US$565,000.

Mbappé’s Pista has 3.9L Twin-Turbo V8 engine capable of delivering up to 720 horsepower and a lightning fast top speed of 211mph.

However, he can’t drive them. Whoops.

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Despite owning a fleet of luxurious cars, Kylian Mbappé can’t actually drive. Photo: @k.mbappe/Instagram

That’s right, according to GQ Italia, Mbappé does not hold a driving licence, meaning he is unable to get behind the wheel of any car in his luxurious fleet.

Instead, he has to resort to using a chauffeur.

Mbappé’s hobbies include collecting trainers

Kylian Mbappé is a trainers enthusiast. Photo: @k.mbappe/Instagram

In 2018, the France international starred in an episode of Complex’s Sneaker Shopping on YouTube – which sees celebrities stop by Los Angeles sneaker store Flight Club to talk and shop everything trainers.

He left the shop with two pairs of rare shoes totalling to a cool US$1,226.

He’s also released his own graphic novel

Kylian Mbappé released his own graphic novel in 2021. Photo: @k.mbappe/Instagram

Released in 2021, Je m’appelle Kylian tells the story of Mbappé’s journey from child to football superstar.

“It was a dream, it became my story,” he said on Instagram.

The Frenchman donates a lot of money to charity

Kylian Mbappé donates a lot of his earnings to charity. Photo: @k.mbappe/Instagram
In 2018, Mbappé donated all of his World Cup match fees and bonuses, believed to be around US$490,000, to a children’s charity, according to British media.

The following year, he donated US$32,000 to help fund a private search for a missing plane, on which the late Nantes striker Emiliano Sala was travelling when it crashed.

According to Goal, in 2021, he also made a “very large” donation to the Abbe Pierre Foundation – a charity that helps people without housing.

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Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappé delivers a speech after receiving the best hope player award, in May 2019, in Paris, during the 28th edition of the UNFP (French National Professional Football players Union) trophy ceremony. Photo: AFP

“The foundation sends its most sincere thanks to Kylian Mbappé for his generosity and his attention towards people in great precariousness,” said the foundation in a statement at the time.

“His generosity will make it possible in particular to implement first aid actions, access to water and hygiene for people in very precarious situations, access to food and shelter for homeless people.”

He even runs his own charity

Kylian Mbappé launched his Inspired by KM charity. Photo: @inspiredbykm98/Instagram

In January 2020, Mbappé launched Inspired by KM – a charity committed to helping 98 children from Paris to fulfil their dreams.

“We will support them until their working lives begin,” the football star said at the charity’s official launch, according to The Guardian.

“I didn’t set this up to delegate, I am going to invest myself in this to the maximum,” he added. “I’m just trying to give a hand to children and make them smile.”

This article originally appeared on Insider.
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  • The PSG player was ranked the fifth highest-paid football player after Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar in 2022, but shot up to No 1 thanks to a lucrative deal with the French club
  • Mbappé earns money off the field too with Oakley and Hublot gigs, splashed out a Mercedes-Benz V Class, Range Rover and Ferrari 488 Pista – and once donated his World Cup earnings to charity