Infamous ball-boy kicked by Eden Hazard is named on UK richest under 35 list
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The ball-boy who was kicked by Eden Hazard during a match in 2013 has been named on the '35 richest people under 35 in the UK' list for 2023.
Back when Hazard was in his prime at Chelsea, Charlie Morgan was on the receiving end of a kick from the Belgium star during a match against Swansea City AFC.
The Chelsea player kicked Morgan in a frustrated attempt to dislodge the ball as the young ball boy attempted to time-waste by keeping the ball from the opposing team 80 minutes into the match.
Hazard ended up kicking the 17-year-old in the torso and was sent off with a red card and a three-game ban.
The game finished as 0-0.
Years later, Morgan is now a 26-year-old businessman, who is worth millions thanks to his successful beverage business he created with school friend, Jackson Quinn.
AU Vodka has been a popular drink with some of the most famous names, with the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Paddy Pimblett and Jake Paul posing with bottles in the past.
Paul famously got a tattoo of AU Vodka on his arm for a promotion.
Prior to the fight, Charlie Sloth, challenged the YouTuber-turned-boxer to get a tattoo of a blue raspberry bottle on his right arm in exchange for $250,000 (£206,000).
Jake was filmed getting the tattoo and we even see the tattoo artist outlining the design onto Paul's arm.
However, fans pointed out that the tattoo wasn't there when Jake stepped into the ring for his match against Tommy Fury.
The vodka brand saw a sales boost during the pandemic and Morgan said this was down to 'a lot of lockdown parties going on' leading to higher consumer interest.
Since their humble beginnings making 2,000 bottles of vodka per day, production levels have surged to 35,000 a day to keep up with the worldwide demand.
According to The Sunday Times Young Rich List for 2023, Morgan is ranked joint-27th with a reported net worth of a whopping £55 million.
He is said to be worth more than One Direction legend Niall Horan (£54m).
The richest Brit under the age of 35 is Hugh Grosvenor, also known as the Duke of Westminster.
His Grosvenor Group real estate portfolio is valued at £9.87 billion.