Brazilian football player and three-time world champion Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) died on December 29 at the age of 83.
It became known that Pele left his children a significant inheritance, but incomparable with the salaries of modern football stars.
Pele has seven official heirs: three children from his first marriage – Keli Christina, Jennifer, and Edinho, illegitimate daughters Flavia and Sandra, as well as twins from his second marriage, Joshua and Celeste.
Pele spent almost his entire career – about 20 years – in the Brazilian “Santos”. According to the most common version, for all these years in the club, he earned 15 million dollars, but his salary was never officially announced.
In 1975, Pele signed a contract with the American club “New York Cosmos” and became the highest-paid football player in the world: his salary was 1.4 million dollars a year, and he also received bonuses and bonuses. According to the calculations of “KP”, in two years in “Cosmos,” Pele earned six million dollars and received 14 million “from all increases for re-signing contracts.”
Compared to the income of the top scorer of the 2022 World Cup, Kylian Mbappe, this is not much: in just one season at PSG, he earns about one hundred million euros.
Pele managed to earn much more after the end of his career. He published several autobiographies, was engaged in music, acted in commercials and movies, and worked in the coaching staff of Santos. His fortune until the end of his life is estimated at 115 million dollars.
Pele also has a four-million-dollar mansion with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, and car collection.