KYLIAN Mbappe will donate his entire earnings of $AUD 681,000 from playing in the World Cup to charity.
The wunderkind was pivotal as he helped France to glory against Croatia in the final – scoring a goal in the 4-2 victory, The Sun reports.
It has now been revealed that the 19-year-old will hand over money earned from featuring in Russia to a sports charity that works with disabled and hospitalised children, Premiers de Cordee.
According to Sports Illustrated, the teen sensation was paid $30,000 per game, and pocketed $470,000 for being part of the team who won the tournament.
The news of his charitable donation has been reported by French national newspaper L’Equipe.
Mbappe, who joined French club Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of around $295 million from Monaco after a season-long loan, was one of the French success stories from this World Cup.
He ended up with four goals from the tournament, and was named best young player.
Speaking to Le Parisien, Mbappe’s generosity came as no surprise to Premier de Cordee charity general manager Sebastian Ruffin.
He said: “Kylian, he’s a great person.
“When his schedule allows it, he happily helps us.
“He has a very good relationship with children, he always finds the right words to encourage them.
“I sometimes even feel that he takes more pleasure in playing with the kids than the kids themselves.”