Romelu Lukaku holds the record as the football player with the highest aggregate transfer fees in the game, amounting to a whopping $358 million.
He moved to Chelsea in the summer of 2021 on a massive $135 million transfer, making him one of the most expensive Premier League signings ever. The signing occurred a decade after his initial signature for the club at 18.
In July 2017, the Belgian transferred to Manchester United on a $100 million deal.
From Everton to Manchester United to Inter to Chelsea and back to Inter (on loan), Lukaku has earned his fair share of millions and trophies while scoring over a century of goals along the way.
Lukaku has accumulated wealth — a fortune rumored to be around $50 million — that allows him to lead a life of luxury. But how does he spend his millions? Let's delve into the lavish spending habits of Romelu Lukaku.
Given Lukaku's well-traveled club resume, the Belgian owns many properties worldwide.
During his time at United, his greater Manchester house included a recording studio for making beats for then-teammate Paul Pogba, a pool room, a game room, a jacuzzi, and a cinema.
He also had a personal French chef to keep his diet curated, providing the right balance of nutrients for his high-performance athletic needs.
The forward also owns a vacant house in London, given his current loan spell at Inter Milan. The player holds a large apartment near the San Siro, including a place for his mom and brother, who live next door.
Lukaku has a keen eye for sleek rides, a common indulgence among many footballers. His collection includes the likes of the $580,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith with red trims and grill (at least in his United days), a $320,000 Mercedes AMG-GT, and an extravagant $300,000 Bentley Continental GT.
He also owns a $150,000 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 luxury SUV and a
$150,000 Maserati Levante Trofeo that he received as an ambassador from an Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer.
On the transfer merry-go-round, Lukaku frequently flies off to England, Italy, and Belgium on a private jet. But there's no indication that he owns any of those high-end airliners, as do the likes of Messi and Ronaldo.
However, the player is not shy about flying to New York for a quick getaway. He is also a client of Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports—the premier entertainment company's headquarters is in Manhattan.
But even on vacation — whether in LA or Miami as he was with teammate Hakim Ziyech, Lukaku always stays in shape.
In 2019, Lukaku spent $133,000 to donate 5,000 tickets to charities addressing diabetes and cancer — Diabetes Liga and Kom Op Tegen Kanker — to mark his 50th strike for Belgium. His mother has diabetes, a fact that has significantly shaped Lukaku's perspective on health and wellness.
“When my father stopped being a professional player I was six years old and my mother was diagnosed with diabetes. We went through some difficult years,” the player said in 2000.