Ex-Premier League star who only played 34 games has huge net worth of £18m

Former Premier League star Asamoah Gyan has amassed an eye-watering net worth in excess of £18m.

The ex-Sunderland striker, who was bizarrely handed the number three shirt upon his arrival on Wearside, opted to hang up his boots in 2021, following a brief spell back in his homeland with Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities. Netting a cool £40k-a-week at the Stadium of Light, Gyan effectively doubled his salary when signing for tax-free Al-Ain on a season-long loan.

But the bulk of his mega earnings came from a lucrative spell in China, where he bagged nearly £3million per goal during his two years at Shanghai SIPG.

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Aside from his footballing exploits, Gyan's business interests have seen him bank tidy profits on several high-income holdings including a boxing advertisement company registered under the trademark Baby Jet Promotions.

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And it's not just through sport that Gyan has earned his multi-million fortune, the Ghanian's promotional abilities are also utilised through his entertainment businesses Infiniti and JetLink Events & Logistics, which offer serviced to help construct stages, LED screens and PA systems for high-profile concerts and events.

The ex-Black Cat also owns over 30 buses in the Ghanaian capital city of Accra as well as a number of petrol stations to help oversee the smooth running of the operation.

As well as vehicles, Gyan has penetrated the food and drink market through Mama Vits Noodles and Rice and Paradise Pac Drinking Water, the latter introducing sachet drinking water to the nation.

While Gyan has enjoyed monumental success through his footballing side hustles, not all of his business ventures prospered. Baby Jet Airlines was officially announced by the President of Ghana in Autumn 2017 but the company failed to get off the ground – the company ceased operations less than two years later.

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