Soccer players are some of the highest-paid athletes on the planet. This makes sense, especially when you consider the fact that soccer is the “world’s game” and the most popular sport. Unlike many North American sports leagues, there are no salary caps in Europe’s biggest soccer leagues. This means that players enjoy salaries that have risen far beyond the realm of any possible logic. One such player is Achraf Hakimi, a defender who plays for Paris Saint-Germain. The Parisian club is one of the richest on the planet and is bankrolled by none other than the royal family in Qatar. Recently, Hakimi’s divorce has caused quite a stir. Here is why:

Hakimi’s Wife Makes a Startling Discovery After Filing for Divorce

Hakimi’s divorce from his Spanish wife is making headlines around the globe – and this is not the first time the player has made headlines. Recently, he has been embroiled in controversy due to sexual assault allegations. His wife, Hiba Abouk has decided to divorce him in light of these allegations. As you might have guessed, she expected to walk away with a sizable chunk of his fortune. 

But at some point, Hakimi’s wife – and her lawyers – discovered something startling. Hakimi, one of the highest-paid players on the planet, owns nothing. He has zero assets registered in his name. He does not receive his own salary. Instead, everything goes to his mother. That’s right, Hakimi created a system in which his salary and all of his income go straight to his mother. When Hakimi wants to buy something, he simply instructs his mother to purchase it and then give it to him. 

This strategy seems too simple to be effective. And yet it seems as though it will successfully protect him from all negative aspects of his divorce. Hiba Abouk cannot access any of his funds or assets since everything is registered in his mother’s name. In other words, she seems set to walk away with nothing. 

Hiba Abouk is Dealt the “Reverse Uno” Card

But that’s not all. As this story continues to develop, things are becoming even worse for Hiba Abouk. As it turns out, she may be required to hand over roughly half of her fortune to Hakimi. This is why some people are describing this development as a “reverse Uno card.” How is this possible? Well, as it turns out, Hiba Abouk is an incredibly successful person. She has enjoyed a highly lucrative career on Spanish television. 

She is best known for her role as Fatima in El Principe, a miniseries that was viewed by more than 5 million people. Not only that, but she is 36 years old – 12 years Hakimi’s senior. This means that she has had over a decade longer than her ex to amass a fortune – presumably investing her acting income during this period. Various sources state that her net worth is about $2 million. In contrast, Hakimi’s weekly salary is about $215,000. Some articles have stated that Abouk would have received about $8.5 million if Hakimi actually owned his own assets. As it stands, however, Abouk may need to hand over seven figures as she finalizes her divorce.