Net Worth: $18 Million
- Source of Wealth Football
- Birth Place Três Corações, Brazil
- Height 5' 8" (1.73m)
- Marital Status Married (Assíria Lemos Seixas)
- Full Name Edison Arantes do Nascimento
- Nationality Brazil
- Date of Birth October 23, 1940
- Ethnicity Brazilian
- Weight 150 lbs (69 kg)
- Occupation Retired Footballer
- Children 4 (Joshua, Celeste, Edson, Kelly Christina, Jennifer)
Born as Edison Arantes do Nascimento, Pele is a retired football player with an estimated net worth of$18 million in 2012. He is considered by many fans, players and experts as the best football player of all time.
His football career actually started at age 15 when he played with Santos and at 17, he earned his first World Cup. After Pele was declared by President Janio Quadros as a national treasure, Santos kept Pele over the next two decades. This led the team to won in the 1962 and 1963 Copa Libertadores which is considered as the most prestigious football club competition in South America. Until today, Pele is considered Brazil national football team’s all time leading scorer.
In 1999, he was named by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) Football Player of the Century as determined by poll, France Football’s Football Player of the Century, and International Olympic Committee and Reuters News Agency’s Athlete of the Century in 1999. During his successful football years, Pele was known as “The King of Football” (O Rei do Futebol), “The King” (O Rei), “The King Pelé” (O Rei Pelé) and “The Black Pearl” (Pérola Negra).