Kylian Mbappe made roughly $22,300 each game, plus a reported $350,000 for winning the final, which totals $500,000, and he'll be donating that sum to charity
Kylian Mbappe has opted to donate his earnings from France's triumphant 2018 Fifa World Cup campaign to charity, reports CNBC.com.
The 19-year-old French forward made roughly $22,300 each game this World Cup, plus a reported $350,000 bonus for winning the final, which adds up to over $500,000, and he'll be donating that sum to charity.
It might only be a fraction of his total salary — he gets paid $1.7m a month by his club team, Paris-Saint Germain — but half a million dollars could mean a lot to the Premiers de Cordees, an association that organizes sporting events for children with disabilities.
“Kylian, he's a great person,” said Sebastien Ruffin, general manager of Premiers de Cordee. “When his schedule allows it, he intervenes for us with pleasure."
"He has a very good [relationship] with children, he always finds the right [words] to encourage them. I sometimes even feel that [he] takes more pleasure to play with the kids than the kids themselves.”
Not too long ago, Mbappe was a boy himself, living in the poor Parisian suburb of Bondy and returning home after soccer practice to a bedroom adorned with posters of his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The money will go toward providing disabled and hospitalized children with sports programs. https://t.co/zalWOtBPmE— HuffPost (@HuffPost) July 18, 2018
Now he is a starting forward for the French national team and the youngest player since Pele to score a goal in the World Cup final.