Mathieu Flamini says stories he has €30 billion in his bank account are false.
Forbes claimed the former Arsenal midfielder – now with Getafe in LaLiga – had established the fortune through his firm, GF Biochemicals, which produces levulinic acid.
However the former France international denied that’s the case and rejected suggestions he’s the world’s richest footballer.
“Nicely, it is essential to rectify issues,” Flamini informed L’Equipe.
“Opposite to what I learn, I do not have €30 billion in my bank account.”
“And this sum doesn’t correspond to the valuation of my firm, GF Biochemicals.”
Flamini explained how estimates had wrongly given him a personal fortune that would make him one of the richest individuals on the earth.
“Actually, it [€30 billion] is the total worth of the market we want to ‘attack‘ with the new technologies we’ve got developed lately,” Flamini stated.
“There was a misunderstanding. It is as if we had given a single restaurant the worth of the whole catering market in France.”
Asked straight if he’s a billionaire, Flamini stated: “Oh no, not at all.”
“I am sorry about this story because I didn’t go into this enterprise to make money.”