Jorge Mendes net worth: Portuguese football agent registered with the Portuguese Football Federation, Jorge Mendes has a net worth of $100 million.
Born on January 7, 1966, as Jorge Paulo Agostinho Mendes, Jorge Mendes started his career as a footballer but abandoned his hopes of a professional career after being rejected by several clubs during his early 20s. He then started working as a DJ and started his own bar and night club to expand his business.
It was in 1996 when he first brokered Nuno’s move from Vitória de Guimarães to Deportivo de La Coruña. He then attracted more Portuguese players to his bar and broke deals for Hugo Viana from Sporting CP to Newcastle United in the Premier League for around €12 million in 2002. Mendes frequently attended soccer schools and youth teams and learnt how players were signed and traded.
He also brokered the move of Jose Mourinho from FC Porto to Chelsea in 2004, despite Mourinho already having an agent. He became a renowned name in no time and several players like Ricardo Carvalho, Paulo Ferreira, Tiago and Maniche moved to Chelsea because of him. He then guided Mourinho to Inter in 2008 and to Real Madrid in 2010, making Mourinho the highest paid coach in the world.
Mendes came to highlight when he oversaw the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting CP to Manchester United in 2003 and again to Real Madrid. Considered the most influential football agent in the world, his clients include several players and football coaches like Diego Costa, Jose Mourinho, Anderson, Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Cristiano Ronaldo, Victor Valdes, James Rodriguez, David de Gea, among others.
Also referred as ‘super-agent’, Mendes received his third consecutive Agent of the Year honor in 2012. Mendes has masterminded transfers worth over $2 billion already while he takes 10 percent of the total transfer fees, making him one of the richest football agents in the world.
Married to his partner Sandra in Portugal, Mendes was presented a Greek island by Cristiano Ronaldo, the price of which could run in millions. As of 2015, Jorge Mendes’ net worth is estimated to be around $100 million.
Quick facts about Jorge Mendes
Full Name: Jorge Paulo Agostinho Mendes
Profession: Football agent, Businessperson
Date of Birth: January 7, 1966
Place of Birth: Lisbon, Portugal
Marital status: Married (Sandra)
Astrological sign: Aries