This afternoon, it was revealed that Cheick Tiote, the famous soccer player, passed away during training in Beijing, China.
So what was Cheick Tiote net worth? What is the size of his estate?
Cheick Tiote began playing soccer barefoot when he was a young kid in Ivory Coast. He couldn’t afford shoes at the time, and had nearly a dozen family members.
Tiote practiced and practiced, and played and played for years, until he was scouted to join a Belgian soccer team. From there, he played on several different teams around Europe. According to multiple sources, at the time, he was earning around $250,000 per year on a multiyear contract.
Finally, in 2010, Tiote moved to the UK, where you sign a contract worth around $5 million (US). He remained with that soccer team for several years.
Recently, however, Cheick Tiote chose to move to Shanghai, China, and was awarded a giant paycheck as an incentive. As part of that deal, Shanghai had to pay his UK team around $10 million. But Tiote was the big winner in that deal, requesting nearly $100,000 per week to play on the Chinese team.
Cheick Tiote passed away today due to a heart attack, which he suffered while training. Tiote had had launched a line of clothing, and multiple deals for promotion and marketing.
We estimate Cheick Tiote net worth at around $10-$15 million at his time of death. That estate will likely be left to his multiple children.