Born in Uccle, Brussels, Belgium in 1986. Belgian professional footballer Vincent Kompany, who is currently playing as a central defender for Premier League club Manchester City and Belgium national team, has an estimated net worth of $19 million (£12m) as of 2015, according to the Sunday Times rich list. He started his career joining Anderlect in 2000. After playing for the club’s youth team for three seasons, he eventually made a breakthrough into the senior squad and stayed there until 2006 when he left for Hamburg for a transfer fee believed to be in the region of $10 million. In 2008, Kompany switched to Manchester City and has been a key playing for the English club ever since, helping the team to win the Premier League title in the 2011-12 season following a 44-year drought. He was also instrumental in their FA Cup, Football League Cup and FA Community Shield Success. Kompany has become one of the best defenders in the world. Internationally, he has been a part of Belgium’s national team since 2004 and has made over 60 appearances. So far, Kompany has several individual honors including Belgian Golden Shoe, Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year, Belgian Ebony Shoe awards, Premier League Player of the Season, Premier League PFA Team of the Year, Manchester City Players’ Player of the Year, and Manchester City Official Supporter’s Player of the Year. The centre-back signed a new contract at the Etihad in 2014 and claims there is no other club in world football that can make him as happy as City.