The former Chelsea and Real Madrid star is one of the richest players in Africa.
The Black Stars player is considered by many as one of the best African midfielders to grace the game of football.
The 36-year-old has a reported net worth of $25 million and we look at what may possibly be on the Ghanaian’s expenditure list.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid player runs the Michael Essien Foundation (MEF) which is a local Ghanaian charity organization founded to create opportunities, hope & inspiration for the underprivileged in his hometown of Awutu Bereku area mainly and children all over Africa.
Essien is known as a charitable individual who is softly spoken but well respected globally. He often organizes fundraising soccer matches amongst many of the world’s top players to help raise funds for various initiatives, with children holding a special place in his heart.
He is also the peace ambassador chosen by the African Union to promote peace on the continent.
Michael Essien undoubtedly has a taste in sports investments. In 2006, he was reported to be in talks to buy Irish club, Limerick FC.
In March last year, his wife, Akosua Puni Essien bought Italian football club Como at an auction for £206,000 (€237,000), which many speculating that the former Ghanaian midfielder has a hand in the purchase.
Even though Michael Essien is not noted for living an extravagant life, the footballer surely has an eye for luxurious houses and cars. His apartment during his Chelsea days was the talk of town.
He has been spotted in a number of car shops with the most recent visit coming from his former Ghana team-mate, Sulley Muntari’s car shop.