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Willian Borges da Silva, known as Willian, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger or as an attacking midfielder for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Corinthians. In 2022, Willian's net worth is estimated to be $40 million dollars.

March 29, 2022

Words by Matthew Taylor

Willian Net Worth

$40 million

Est. Range $31M - $49M

Medium Confidence

Willian Borges da Silva is a Brazilian professional soccer player who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder. Willian started his career at Corinthians before joining Shakhtar Donetsk in 2007. In 2013, he briefly signed for Anzhi Makhachkala before joining Chelsea. Willian has represented Brazil at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 2015 Copa América.

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