Ghana footballer Michael Essien has a total net worth of $35 million. Born in 1982 as Michael Kojo Essien, today his annual salary is $2.5 million as on 2016. He also has some local endorsement deals in his home country, Ghana and other neighboring African countries.
Net Worth – $4.5 Million
|Name||Michael Kojo Essien|
|Date of Birth||December 3, 1982|
|Birth Place||Accra, Ghana|
|Parents||James Essien and Aba Gyandoh|
|Education||St. Augustine’s College|
|Source of wealth||Football|
|Height||5.8 feet / 1.77 m|
|Weight||85 kg / 187 lb|
|UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year||2005|
|BBC African Footballer of the Year||2006|
|Chelsea Player of the Year||2007|
This 33-year old Ghanaian was born to James Essien and Aba Gyandoh in Accra, Ghana and later he started his professional football career in same country before going to Europe to continue his career with French side, Bastia. And since arriving in Europe he has played for the likes of Olympique Lyonnais, Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan; he currently plays for Greek football club side, Panathinaikos.
His playing style can be described as strong, spirited and energetic and he has been played a lot of times as a defensive midfielder, center back and right back. He has made almost 400 club appearances since his move to Europe in his teen years and he has also featured regularly for Ghana national team making 58 appearances.
This 5’10” tall box-to-box midfielder has won numerous trophies including English Premier League titles, FA cups, League Cup, UEFA Champions league, Europa league, French Ligue 1 and so on. He was also nominated a couple of times for the FIFA World Player of the Year as well as CAF African Player of the Year awards.
Michael Essien dated few women including popular Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari, Lurata Murati, Cassie Sumner and Dela Ackumney. According to some reports, he is married to Akosua Puni with kids.