sport news Martin Braithwaite is now Barcelona's RICHEST player with his US property ...

sport news Martin Braithwaite is now Barcelona's RICHEST player with his US property ...
sport news Martin Braithwaite is now Barcelona's RICHEST player with his US property ...

Martin Braithwaite is now Barcelona's richest player due to the success of his US real estate business, according to Forbes.

The 30-year-old striker has had an incredible rise in the game since joining Barcelona in February last year, just 12 months after he left Championship side Middlesbrough to join then-LaLiga outfit Leganes. 

But with Barcelona yet to sort out fresh terms with star man Lionel Messi - who is currently a free agent as a result - Braithwaite is now Barcelona's richest player.

Danish forward Martin Braithwaite is now Barcelona's richest player, according to Forbes

Danish forward Martin Braithwaite is now Barcelona's richest player, according to Forbes

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The 30-year-old is the richest player right now with Lionel Messi currently a free agent

The 30-year-old is the richest player right now with Lionel Messi currently a free agent

The forward is said to earn £85,000-per-week at the Nou Camp, meaning he is only joint-14th in the highest-earners list alongside midfielder Carles Alena.

But Forbes via Marca report that Braithwaite's company - NYCE Companies - is booming in the US and worth a staggering £181million ($250m), four years on from investing in the business.  

Braithwaite invested around £617,000 ($850,000) back in 2017 with his uncle, Philip Michael, and it grew to be worth £7.2m ($10m) by the end of the year. 

However, it is now 25 times the size with Braithwaite and Michael owning 1,500 apartments and having a further 500 currently under development as they attempt to provide affordable housing in historically black neighbourhoods across Philadelphia and New Jersey.

Braithwaite (left) invested in NYCE Companies - now worth £181m - with his uncle Philip (right)

Braithwaite (left) invested in NYCE Companies - now worth £181m - with his uncle Philip (right)

Speaking to Danish outlet B.T at the start of this month, Michael said: 'It started with our family having been in the real estate business for a long time. 

'Here you will find that one of the ways you can build a fortune and secure your future financially is by

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