Ball boy Charlie Morgan kicked by Eden Hazard in Chelsea vs Swansea Cup match is now worth £40m thanks to Vodka enjoyed by Floyd Mayweather and Ronaldinho
Charlie Morgan will forever be remembered as the Swansea City ball boy who liquidated Eden Hazard and was kicked for it.
However, nine years later he has grown to be worth £40m thanks to his multi-million pound liquor company – Au Vodka.
The Welshman, now 26, was also included in The Sunday Times rich list for 2022.
Aged 17 in 2013, the youngster tried to waste time in Swansea’s League Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea.
He appeared to protect the ball from Hazard when he went for a corner, with less than 10 minutes left in the clash.
Chelsea were down 2-0 at the time and needed to find two goals in such a short time.
Hazard was seen trying to kick the ball under the teenager, but Morgan’s reaction saw the Belgium international sent off for violent conduct.
Chelsea were eventually knocked out and the youngster was celebrated in South Wales and less so in West London.
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Charlie’s father is Martin Morgan, manager at Swansea City and owner of Morgan’s hotel. Now his former ball boy son is trying to make his mark in the business world, just like his old man.
And it seems to be thriving.
Worth a staggering £40million, he set up Au Vodka in 2016 alongside school friend Jackson Quinn.
It really came to fruition in December 2019, when the couple managed to sell over 10,000 bottles of one of their dark grape products in a single month.
His product has even been endorsed by famous people from afar – with former footballer Ronaldinho, club owner Wayne Lineker and even boxing legend Floyd Mayweather all taking a liking.
It’s still a far cry from Hazard’s net worth, but Au Vodka is growing rapidly and producing 35,000 bottles a day.
“We had contact for Floyd — through a mutual friend of Frost, the music producer — and were told that Floyd loved the brand and loved the dark grape flavor,” Morgan said. WalesOnlinein 2021.
“We were asked if he could have a few bottles before he went home.
“We said yes, okay, of course, and Floyd said he would post a photo on Instagram as long as we included it when we did something big in America.
“Years ago we were wondering who would be the best ambassador we could have holding the bottle and I think our answer was Floyd, so it’s amazing how that came out.
“To see the brand in the hands of someone you admire is crazy.”
It looks like Charlie has made a name for himself in other areas than the ball boy incident – and perhaps Hazard could be another one to sample his award-winning booze in the near future?
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