The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner has an estimated net worth of $70 million, most of his riches coming from his salary on the field. He makes $25 million yearly at Real Madrid, whom he helped guide to Champions League glory last season.
Benzema is a legend at the Santiago Bernabéu. The four-time French player of the year has 300+ goals for Los Blancos making him the second top goalscorer at the club all time. He’s also one of the club’s most decorated players with 23 trophies.
Given all his success and fame, the Frenchman is not shy about spending his hard-earned millions on a range of luxury buys, from cars to vacations. Let’s take a closer look at how the 35-year-old forward spends his millions.
Karim Benzema owns an impressive portfolio of luxury homes. The French superstar has a $5.5 million mansion in the posh La Finca district in Madrid, west of downtown.
Amenities include a gym for the boxing aficionado, a sauna, a Turkish bath, an and outdoor pool, and an expansive garden.
There’s also a trophy room that contains replicas of all the trophies he’s won in his career, 23 at Real Madrid alone, five of which are Champions League.
The six-bedroom villa also includes a large closet to hold all his fashion-designer clothes and emerging shoe collection. After all, he is Fendi’s brand ambassador. Unfortunately, the house has been robbed twice with $20,000 worth of items stolen.
Benz also bought a house for his mom back in France.
“I have fulfilled the three dreams I had in my life: Buy a house for my mother, sign for Real Madrid because it is the best club in the world and the third is the Ballon d’Or. I am very proud of my work,” said Benzema.
Blessed with an eye for goal and sheer class on the ball, it’s no surprise that Benzema owns an impressive collection of luxury cars.
His most recent purchase of the $382,000 uber-exclusive McLaren 765LT — there are only 765 in the world — and is the most powerful LT ever made notching speeds of 205 mph.
He also has in his garage two million-dollar cars, the $2 million Bugatti Veyron supercar and a $3 million Bugatti Chiron, the fastest super sports car in Bugatti’s history.
But not to stop there, the French striker also has two Lamborghinis: a $200,000 bright yellow Urus which clocks 205 mph, and a red $450,000 Lamborghini Aventador.
Benzema’s fleet also includes a $320,000 Rolls Royce Wraith, a $260,000 Ferrari 458 Spider, a $260,000 Mercedes Benz-SLR, a $150,000 Mercedes-AMG Classe G63, and finally a $100,000 Audi RS6 Avant C7, a $90,000 Audi RS3.
Yeah, Benzema likes to splash the cash on cars.
Benzema wore the dazzling $537,00 Richard Mille RM65-01 watch to his Ballon d’Or ceremony. But that’s just a piece of his $4 million watch collection.
The striker owns a $26,000 left-handed Rolex “Destro” GMT stainless steel watch with a green and black ceramic bezel. He also adds a $300,000 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 26579. The watch’s bracelet comes in a labor-intensive ceramic material and a blue dial.
Benzema possesses additional high-quality timepieces as well, like the $170,000 Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5968A sports watch and $36,000 yellow-gold Rolex Day-Date 36, and one of his most expensive watches, the $700,000 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15412BC Frosted Gold Double Balance Wheel Openworked.
The urban style king loves to flash his watches in comprehensive style with everything from Supreme, Balenciaga, and Gucci.
Benzema’s private jet
Benzema owns the Cessna Citation CJ4 private jet which carries up to 10 passengers. He takes this plan en route to Dubai and the French Riviera and US destinations Miami and New York at least once a year.
He also reportedly rented a Boeing 737 to fly friends and family to Dubai for a summer vacation in 2021 during the COVID-19 lockdown. That's next-level riches.