The former soccer player Pelé died this Thursday at the age of 82. He built his net worth on his sports career, advertising revenue and real estate investments.

The Brazilian star Pelé, one of the best soccer players in history, died at the age of 82 in São Paulo. “Everything we are is thanks to you. We love you infinitely. Rest in peace ”, his eldest daughter Kely Cristina Nascimento, one of the heiresses of the international star who had been hospitalized at the end of November after a general worsening of her health due to colon cancer, published on Instagram.

In the midst of deep sadness and pain, the relatives must decide what will happen to O Rey’s inheritance. As reported by the Celebrity Net Worth portal, a medium dedicated to providing estimates of the total assets and financial activities of celebrities, the former soccer player would have generated a heritage valued at 100 million dollars. The fortune corresponds to the glory years of the former Santos, his time in the United States Cosmos, and his ability to generate advertising revenue: he was one of the first soccer players to make the most of his image (if he even starred in the movie Escape to Victory in 1981). Also, to several real estate investments that he had made after his retirement from professional practice.

One of the examples that the portal describes is an operation that he had carried out in the United States. Precisely in The Hamptons, where the legend had purchased a house for $156,000 in 1979 and sold it in 2018 for $2.85 million.

Pelé’s family is made up of his wife Marcia Cibele Aoki, but between 1966 and 1982, the Brazilian glory had married Rosmeri dos Reis Cholbi, the mother of his first three children: Kelly Cristina, Edson and Jennifer Nascimento . Later, the former striker married the singer and psychologist Assíra Lemos Seixas, in 1994, and with her he had twins Joshua and Celeste.

During the 1990s, the former soccer player had a parallel relationship with Anizia Machado and from that bond Sandra Machado was born, who died in 2006 due to a health problem and the former soccer player had denied her paternity between 1991 and 1993; until DNA tests determined the relationship. Pelé’s last recognized daughter is Flavia Christina Kurtz.

The death of the star provoked an immediate reaction from the world of sports in general and football in particular: Edson Arantes do Nascimento, as his real name is, is part of the “Olympus of the ball” along with the Argentines Diego Maradona, Alfredo Di Stéfano and Lionel Messi and the Dutchman Johan Cruyff.

Pelé was born on October 23, 1940 in Minas Gerais and made his debut as a professional soccer player in 1956 in Santos, in São Paulo, where he played until 1974. The other club he played for was Cosmos, from the United States, between 1975 and 1980. With his National Team he was a three-time world champion: he won the World Cups in Sweden 58, Chile 62 and Mexico 70, the latter with a team that, for many fans on the planet, was the best in all of history.

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