- Birthday12th Aug, 90
- Birth PlaceItaly
- Marital statusSingle
Mario Balotelli, nicknamed as Super Mario by his fans is known for his ability to play anywhere along the front line and is known as a set-piece (dead ball) specialist. He scored a total of 13 goals this season without breaking a drop of sweat. This Manchester City striker who has a great potentiality to be in the premier league is known to be a promising but difficult young striker. Listening and reacting to the stories of his audacious nature and the songs sung for him by his fans, he plays any of the front line positions with efficiency.
Balotelli sure knows how to strike it rich. Although just about 21 years old, he is rumored to have demanded a whopping sum of £200,000-a-week mark. After much persuasion, it is said that he has agreed to a weekly earnings of £125,000 and a yearly earnings of £5,356,000. In addition to this, he earns millions of pounds through endorsements. And on top of his exorbitant wages, it has also been said that he has demanded his image rights deal that would take his weekly earnings over the top. Reports say that if he controls his luxurious lifestyle and spends less than he makes, his earnings could total up to $686,250 per year.
He has been described as a gifted but immature teenager who has turned into an instant millionaire. His vast riches have turned him into a rule breaker not only on field but also off the field. His £3 million seven-bedroom mansion had to bear the brunt of his amateurish activities when late last year Cheshire firemen had to put out fire which blazed fiercely because of fireworks being shot out of his window. He drives in his white £140,000 Bentley Continental GT, which has collected an estimated £10,000 worth of parking tickets when he parks his Bentley on double yellow lines even if the reason behind it trivial. A famous incident involving the millionaire soccer star and the authorities shows the nonchalant attitude with which Balotelli handles his wealth. The 21-year-old, was questioned and asked to explain as to why he had £15,000 cash stashed in his glove compartment? To which he simply shrugged and said ‘I am rich.’
Born in Palermo, Sicily, to Ghanaian immigrants, Thomas and Rose Barwuah, Mario Barwuah Balotelli was entrusted at the age of 3 to Francesco and Silvia Balotelli as his parents couldn’t afford to pay his medical bills. After attaining the legal age of 18 he gained Italian citizenship, now holding a dual citizenship. He started his career with Lumezzane after which he moved on to FC Barcelona, then to F.C. Internazionale Milano and finally made a pact with Manchester City. Surrounded by controversies and allegations, he is known to have a string of flings which include Sophie Reade, Faye Evette Betts, Sara Tomassi, Holly Henderson, although now he is in a steady relationship with Italian actress Rafaella Fico.
Family & relationships
Audi R8 V10
The supercar for the modern superstars, the Audi R8 V10 brings its owner Mario Balotelli all the satisfaction that a classic ride can without asking him to make the sacrifices that most traditional supercars ask for in terms of cabin comfort and handling. This exotic sports car is then something of an intriguing choice for the tough Man city striker whose supercar harem is already quite impressive. Balotelli’s R8 V10 comes with yellow brake calipers, special black/yellow rims and a stunning matte black exterior trim.
A tailor-made solution for the footballer with discerning taste, the Maserati GranTurismo matches the on-field panache, presence and ruthless performance of its owner Mario Balotelli. The exclusive vehicle possesses a unique character and appears at home with the upscale surroundings of the posh striker. Powered by a Ferrari-sources 400bhp 4.2-litre V8 engine, the GT has a top speed of 177mph and sprints to 62mph from a standing start in just 5.2. To make sure that his $203,790 Maserati GT matched his Audi in his garage, the footballer had the stand out white finish of the car changed to an inconspicuous vinyl black.
Bentley Continental GT
Patronized by royal families around the world and owned by the classiest of celebs and the richest of businessmen around the world, the Bentley Continental GT is one of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli’s most prized autos. Fast, stylish and comfortable, the luxury coupe in white runs on a 567bhp 6.0-litre W12 engine with a 200mph top speed and a 0-62mph dash time of just 4.6 seconds. This $219,600 white Bentley, however, was recently damaged in a car crash.
Bentley Continental GT is one of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli’s most prized autos.
Ferrari 458 Spider
Rounding off a great contemporary supercar collection owned by Mario Balotelli is the flaming red Ferrari 458 Italia which the footballer uses as something of a family car. With a mid-mounted 562 horsepower 4.5-liter V8 engine, the 458 Italia may not be the quietest car for the baby he has growing in the belly of his baby mama but the cushy bespoke interior would certainly be very comforting to her needs. And we’re guessing that the vehicle’s zero to 60 mph sprint time of 3.4 seconds would also come in handy when he has to rush his girlfriend to the hospital for the arrival of his baby.
Rounding off a great contemporary supercar collection owned by Mario Balotelli is the flaming red Ferrari 458 Italia which the footballer uses as something of a family car.
Mario drives Ferrari 458 Spider
Range Rover Evoque
Mario Balotelli is striking not only on the football field for Italy and Manchester City. He has made a couple of awesome 'motor-strikes' on road as well! With a penchant for changing the color and looks of his cars, the football star revealed his white Range Rover Evoque. The only thing was that it wasn't white any more! Covered in a rich gold vinyl, the Range Rover was the cynosure of all eyes as Balotelli drove it around from the Manchester Airport. This is the latest venture from the sportsman who has developed a fascination for fast cars.
Even without Balotelli's gold covering, the the Evoque has a high style quotient in the compact luxury SUV category. Its ability to 'tackle' any terrain will definitely please its footballer owner. The SUV packs a decent 'kick' with a 2.0 L, direct-injection turbo engine with 240 hp power. The well-constructed cabin seems capable of packing in a football team while the quality interiors with excellent standard features make it a definite luxury purchase. It arrives with a phenomenal suspension and an awesome damping. The cargo space however disappoints. Though the best model costs up to $55,000, the base model is available at an low $28,000 (definitely economical for a star footballer!)
Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli was seen enjoying an exciting holiday vacation on the islands of Ibiza with super sultry babes. It was the second week of July, 2012 when Balotelli was seen at the wonderful beaches of Ibiza. Interestingly, when it is about Mario Balotelli, then such things are bound to happen. This guy has always been in the news for his strange and funny activities. Vacationing with a couple of glamorous babes is quite normal for this extremely talented footballer.
Location: Ibiza lies within the Spanish boundaries. It is the 3rd largest Balearic Island in Mediterranean Sea. From the Valencian coast of Spain, it is approximately 79 kilometers. The island's capital is Ibiza Town. It is also the largest city in the entire island. The highest point is Sa Talaia (475 m above sea level).
Accommodation: The wonderful Ibiza island features plenty of accommodation options. Prices vary from one hotel to another. There are expensive hotels as well budget lodging options available all throughout the island. Most tourists look for lodging options in Ibiza Town, the capital city. However, there are other locations in this island that also offers great lodging options. And, some of the top lodging options includes Gran Sol, Hostal Valencia, Rural Can Pujolet, Cas Gasi, Catalonia Ses Estaques, Ca Na Xica, Gran Hotel, Finca Can Xuxu, and Mirador de Dalt Vila.
Main Attractions: Ibiza is filled with beautiful beaches and scenic landscapes, and the entire island has an enigmatic-charismatic appearance. Among the attractions, the most notable ones include Columbus Egg Monument (Saint Antoni), remains of primitive Phoenicians settlement (Sa Caleta), God's Finger ( Benirràs Bay), Staircase (Elvissa), & Puig de Missa (Santa Eulària). Apart from these notable landmarks and istoric spots, the island is filled with some of the top European nightclubs. Adventure lovers also have option to enjoy activities like surfing, skiing, and scuba diving.
With Paris Hilton
£200 Church donation
Mario Balotelli may not be associate with a lot of charities, but he is doing his bit to give back to the less fortunate than him. After befriending Kon Kelei, a former child soldier who was forced to fight in Sudan’s civil war, the Manchester City striker financed the construction of a school in the village of Cuey Machar in South Sudan. The 29-year old Kelei made a documentary about his life called ‘The Silent Army’. Balotelli was much moved by this film and decided to fund his school in the country. In return, Kelei named a wing of the school after the Italian footballer.
Dr Dre headphones
Mario Balotelli loves listning music during his free time. Recently he was spotted listning songs on his pink color Dr Dre headphones. Beats by Dr Dre let the people hear what the artists hear in their studios, and listen to the music the way they should. Dr Dre headphones not only delivers the sound output as close to reality a technology permits, but it also boasts ultra-portability and luxury factor.