What is Kaká’s net worth today?
|Net Worth||$90 Million|
|Born||April 22, 1982|
|Country Of Origin||Brazil|
|Source Of Wealth||Professional Football Player|
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, also known as “Kaka” is one of the best Brazilian football star in the world of football.
The soccer star is the first sports-man to garner over 12 million followers on Twitter.
Aside being great on the field, the football star is also very generous and has dedicated his (a good portion of) earnings to liberate the poor citizen in his locality.
Kaká: net worth and Biography – Personal Life
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite – Kaká, was born on April 22, 1982, in Gama, Federal District, Brazil.
The Brazilian was born into the family of Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite, and Simone dos Santos – who were a civil engineer and an elementary-school teacher respectively.
The talented football was very fond of his younger brother who happened to be the reason behind his name.
According to reports, his younger brother called him “CaCa,” as he was unable to pronounce his sibling real name.
After a period of time, the short named was polished and upgraded to Kaká.
More so, Kaká’s family moved to neighboring city – São Paulo, when he was 7 years of age.
Thereafter, the attacking soccer star nursed and grew interest for the game.
He began playing for “Alphaville” – a local youth club before joining São Paulo FC.
Further more, the playmaker lead a Christian Life and is known for donating 10% of his income to the church.
Also, when the attacker was 18, he suffered a swimming pool accident that almost paralyzed him but however, the soccer star made a full recovery and he (Kaká) himself, termed it a “miracle,” and vowed to cling more to God.
The Brazilian has been happily married to his childhood sweetheart, Caroline Lyra Celico, on December 23, 2005 and the union is blessed with two (2) adorable children – Son, Luca and Daughter, Isabella.
Nevertheless, the couple divorced in 2015 and on 2016, the former Milan player has been in a relationship with Carolina Dias, a Brazilian model.
Currently, the attacking playmaker and his family lives in a 1500 square feet mansion in Madrid – worth 7 million Euros.
Kaká Professional Career
Kaká Kick-started his football career with ‘São Paulo FC’ and subsequently led them to win their first ever “Torneio Rio-São Paulo” in 2001.
The midfielder rounded off his soccer campaign with the Brazilian club by scoring 10 goals in 22 appearances.
After weighing his options, the attacking soccer player (in 2003) signed for the Italian Seria A club, “AC Milan” for €8.5 million.
In his first season, the midfielder scored 10 goals in 30 appearances and thereafter captured the prestigious “Ballon d’Or” and the “FIFA World Player of the Year.”
In the 2004–2005 season, he guided Milan to the UEFA champions league final albeit loosing the trophy to Liverpool.
Nevertheless, he made 36 appearances and scored 7 goals – winning the Supercoppa Italiana after an emotional campaign.
In the 2006–2007 season, the Brazilian soccer star won the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and became Champions league top scorer with 19 goals.
Further more, the playmaker also captured 2007’s IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker award.
In the 2007–2008 season, the Brazilian football player further improved and thereafter clinch the FIFA Club World Cup and the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament.
In 2009, he moved to Real Madrid but the midfielder was sidelined for 8 months with an injury.
The Brazilian won ‘Copa del Rey and 2012 Supercopa de España before heading back to Milan in 2013.
He rounded off his club career at Major League Soccer (MLS), Orlando City; when he retired in 2018.
On the national platform, Kaká won the 2006 FIFA World Cup and was one of the standout players in the tournament.
In AC Milan, Kaká’s annual salary reached a sum of $10 million.
The Brazilian soccer player 2021 net worth is $90 Million while his annual salary clocks $6.6 Million.
The Milan icon has endorsement deals with the likes of Adidas, Hyundai, Gillette, Pepsi e.t.c, and is currently on contract with Armani.
Aside tormenting defenders in the football field, Kaká also works tirelessly to eradicate poverty and improve general living conditions.
The Brazilian was among the 40 individuals that played for charity under the jurisdiction of the UNDP.
The vision of UNDP is to collaborate and coordinate with great personalities in the society in order to support nations of the world when crises arise.
The playmaker was a fundamental part of the fundraisers who supported Haiti when the small Island was struck by a dangerous earthquake.
Due to his unwavering commitment to reduce the rate of poverty, the iconic player was awarded as the youngest ambassador for the UN World Food Programme.
This initiative is one of the leading group that is fighting world poverty – having reached over 100 million people across more 80 nations of the world in yearly basis.
The midfielder is also known to urge his football fans to donate at least a Euro towards fighting world hunger.
Goal4Africa and United Nations Development are among the charity initiatives he has supported.
Awards and Honours
- 2002 – Bola de Ouro
- 2002 – Bola de Prata
- 2003 – CONCACAF Gold Cup Best XI
- 2004, 2007 – Serie A Footballer of the Year
- 2006–2007: Pallone d’Argento
- 2007 – Ballon d’Or
- 2007 – FIFA World Player of the Year
- 2009 – MARCA Legend Award
- 2010 – AC Milan Hall of Fame
- 2015, 2016, 2017 – MLS All-Star
- 2008, 2009 – Time 100 most influential people
Kaká is one of the best Brazilian footballers.
He has an healthy passion for football and this soured him to greatness.
Despite suffering from some career threatening injuries, he still played at the top level.
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