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Michael Jackson Sang For 'The World's Richest Footballer' At Private Gig For Eight-Figure Fee

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Michael Jackson Sang For 'The World's Richest Footballer' At Private Gig For Eight-Figure Fee

Michael Jackson performed a private concert for the world's richest footballer, Faiq Bolkiah, after being paid an astonishing eight-figure fee.

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Bolkiah, who was in Chelsea and Leicester City's academies as a youngster, is the Sultan of Brunei's nephew who is worth around £16 billion.

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His father, Jefri, is also a big spender and once splashed out for his son's seventh birthday. It also coincided with his brother's 50th.

The guest of honour was none other than Jackson, who was paid £12.5 million to play a private concert for the duo.

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Image Credit: PA

An entire stadium was also built for the occasion and the 'King Of Pop' was flown in specially for the occasion.

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The Bolkiah fortune is reported to stand at around $28 billion and it means they're richer than most football clubs in the world.

Faiq never made a first-team appearance in England and left Leicester for Portuguese outfit Maritimo last September.

He never played a game for them either and left earlier this year, joining Chonburi Football Club in the top division of Thailand.

Bolkiah has played for he Brunei national team six times and scored his only goal back in 2016.

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Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Celebrities are often paid an outrageous amount to make public appearances and very few turn them down.

One man who did decide to turn one down however, is NBA legend Michael Jordan.

Jordan is one of the world's most marketable men and has made a fortune from endorsements in his career.

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David Falk, Jordan's representative, has opened up on some of the opportunities the Chicago Bulls legend turned down over the years.

Speaking to WFAN, the 58-year-old said: "[Jordan] turned down a deal to do a one-day golf appearance when he was in Asia a few years ago for a pre-season game with Charlotte.

"And some woman in the Philippines offered me seven million dollars for one day, wanted him to play in a golf tournament. And he turned it down.

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Image Credit: PA
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"I brought him a deal three years ago for 100 million dollars.

"And all he had to do, other than give his name and likeness, was make one two-hour appearance to announce the deal. And he turned it down."

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Topics: Leicester City

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