Benjamin Mendy lost millions of assets to fight his rape charge in court. Now that he’s free, how much of his fortune is left, and what is his net worth right now?
The former Manchester City player was accused of raping a 24-year-old woman in a bedroom at his home in Cheshire in October 2020.
He was also charged with the attempted rape of a 29-year-old woman at his home two years earlier.
Mendy, who had denied both charges, was found not guilty by the jury of six men and six women at Chester Crown Court.
Losing his contract with Manchester City with a seize in salary, Mandy has lost millions and has no other options than to rebuild his life.
TheSunUK reports that Mendy sold his properties; including a house, supercars, and designer watches for losses over £1 million to fight his rape charge in court. But, is the footballer still rich, and how much money does he have?
|Full Name:||Benjamin Mendy|
|Net Worth:||$30 million|
|Date of Birth:||July 17, 1994|
|Place of Birth:||Longjumeau, France|
|State of Origin:||Longjumeau|
Benjamin Mendy was a multi-millionaire before his rape case
The former Man City star was already a millionaire when he joined Monaco in 2017 on a six-year contract.
His deal guaranteed him a basic £100,000-a-week salary and up to £170,000 with bonuses.
But instead of pocketing £31.2 million, he ended up fighting bankruptcy after his 2020 arrest for rape.
And he was forced to close his image rights company after being chased for unpaid tax.
The footballer took a huge financial hit after being charged in 2021, with City stopping his salary the following month.
He had already pocketed £5 million but his fast-spending lifestyle quickly caught up with him.
He also lost heavily in sales of the six-bed mansion The Spinney in Prestbury, Cheshire, motors including a Lamborghini, and expensive watches.
Mendy last played for Man City on August 15, 2021, during their 1-0 defeat to Tottenham at the start of last season.
But the Premier League champions released him when his contract expired last month.
The Manchester City star wept as he was cleared of raping a woman at his mansion following a retrial on Friday (July 14, 2023).
Mendy, who has been released from the club, was accused of attacking two women during lockdown-busting parties.
The former Man City ace, 28, faced a retrial on one count of rape and one count of attempted rape.
Jurors unanimously cleared him of both charges after three hours of deliberation.
What is Benjamin Mendy’s net worth?
Despite losing millions to fight his rape case which he pleads not guilty, Benjamin Mendy has an estimated net worth of around $30 million as of 2023. His wealth comes primarily from his salary as a professional footballer.
Benjamin Mendy had lost £1m in £9m spree
HIS losses include:
- Overpaying £650,000 on £4.8million home The Spinney;
- Spending £800,000 on home improvements which added no value;
- Buying Lamborghini for £700,000, selling for £410,000;
- Buying Audi RS6 for £200,000, selling for £100,000;
- Buying Merc GT for £160,000, selling for £90,000;
- Buying three Richard Mille watches for £1,150,000, selling for £820,000;
- Buying two Rolexes for £195,000, selling for £130,000;
- £200,000 Covid rules breach fine by Man City.
Total spend: £8.88million
Total loss: £1.056million